Cameroon-made Video game 'Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan' to Become a Hollywood Movie
The Cameroon-made fantasy role-playing game, Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan could soon be turned into a Hollywood movie, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Good Fear Film has bought the rights of the game that was created by Madiba Olivier, founder of the Kiro’o Games.
Good Fear Film is a US-based production company run by Chris Bender and Jake Weiner. “This is an incredibly unique entry into the fantasy genre and we are as inspired by Madiba as we are in the world that he has created,” the two said in a joint statement.
According to Olivier, “My team and I are very excited to see our game become a movie in Hollywood. It is something we’ve dreamed about since the beginning.”
Aurion is an action-playing game with a single player who controls the main character, Enzo Kori-Odan. Kori-Odan is a prince of the fictional land of Zama who has been overthrown and exiled by his embittered brother-in-law. For him to get back his thrown, he has to seek for help from other countries in six continents.
The game is inspired by Tales of Destiny. Most fantasy role-playing games got their inspiration from European history and mythology. Aurion is the first of its kind to be based on African Mythology. “In Aurion, with the story scenario, there’s a symbolic analogy between the trials of Enzo and Erine and the common history of Africa and our place in the stakes of the world”, said Madiba.
Bender has been well known for comedies like We’re the Millers and Vacation. He is one of the producers behind Disney’s Mulan redo. As for Weiner, he is a producer on Under the Silver Lake and also working on Mulan.
In an earlier interview with Okay Africa, Madiba said “The story of Aurion focused on the inner, but those who play the game can read between the lines. It’s a conflict analogy to the general African history about the quest of independence, the new colonization, but not as a victim point of view—that the problem is always the fault of others. No, it’s a conflict that’s a reflection of our generation about what is our place in the world? What can we offer to the world when we see the global stakes?”
See below the game trailer: