Will the morgue attendant have a movie?
After its initial release just a few weeks ago on August 2nd, The Mortuary Assistant hasn’t taken long to become a hit on PC. As such, it’s perhaps no surprise that there are rumors that the popular first-person supernatural horror game could soon be approaching new horizons. Here’s a breakdown of whether or not The Mortuary Assistant will get its own movie.
In fact, a live-action film adaptation of The Mortuary Assistant is in pre-production.
The announcement was made by publisher DreadXP and its parent company Epic Pictures Group on Thursday.
The film adaptation of Mortuary Assistant will be written and directed by Jeremiah Kipp (Slapface, Black Wake, Draw Up & Stare, Broken Bridges, The Sadist).
“There’s a quiet, unsettling intensity to The Mortuary Assistant that washes over the player, creating the feeling that something terrible could happen at any moment,” Kipp said in a press release. “In writing the adaptation, I wanted to celebrate the entire game that terrified me, as well as create a companion piece to it, honoring the dense, creepy world that developer Brian Clarke created and translating it into the visual storytelling and character-driven horror of the game. narrative film.”
Mortuary Assistant creator and DarkStone Digital developer Brian Clarke will also executive produce the film.
“It’s such a rare and exciting opportunity to have your work adapted to film,” Clarke said in a press release. “It’s certainly something I never imagined would happen to me when I started developing the game two years ago. Movies have always been the main inspiration for the style of my games. I always try to create stories, dialogues and moments that feel filmic. , so an opportunity to close the circle of this project is to make a dream of mine come true”.
Patrick Ewald, CEO of Epic Pictures Group, is also said to be producing the movie for the game, which DreadXP announced has clinched a spot in the top 10 streamed games on Twitch, became a top seller on Steam and scored over tens of millions of views. on YouTube let’s play.
“The incredible reception of The Mortuary Assistant has cemented it as one of the most successful DreadXP games to date,” Ewald said in a press release. “The world that Brian Clarke created is rich in lore and is the perfect theme to expand it with a live-action movie. DreadXP’s parent company, Epic Pictures Group, is already in a prime position to make that happen, as financed, produced and distributed more than 100 films in the last 15 years”.
Casting for the film will be announced in the future.
Here is the official synopsis for The Mortuary Assistant:
Undertaker Rebecca Owens thinks her first night on the job will be embalming a surplus of corpses, but she soon learns that a sinister presence resides at River Fields Mortuary. As the dead awaken and malevolent spirits join her, Rebecca must learn to battle demons (including figurative demons from her past) and survive the night.