Firewatch Adaptation in Development from Snoot Entertainment and Campo Santo
2016's Firewatch is getting the Hollywood treatment from Blindspotting producer Snoot Entertainment and developer Campo Santo.
In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, production company Snoot Entertainment is developing an adaptation of 2016’s Firewatch with creator Campo Santo.
Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jess Wu Calder will produce the adaptation alongside Firewatch developer Campo Santo’s Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin. No director, screenwriters, casting announcements, or release dates have been announced yet. This is the latest attempt at making a Firewatch adaptation after Good Universe partnered with Campo Santo in 2016 on a movie adaptation.
“Jess and Keith are hard-working and visionary film producers with impeccable taste in video games,” said Vanaman via THR.“Not unlike when we met Joe Drake and the team at Good Universe in 2016, we knew in our first conversation with Jess and Keith that they’d make great partners. We have no doubt in their expertise, their taste and their passion and assume that our experience as so-so game developers will make us first-rate producing partners.”
— Keith Calder (@keithcalder) August 17, 2020
Firewatch released in 2016 from developer Campo Santo. The narrative first-person game follows Henry, a fire lookout assigned to the Shoshone National Forest. Set in Wyoming in 1989, Henry stays in touch with his supervisor Delilah via walkie talkie as he uncovers a mystery in the forest. As the story continues, you have dialogue options that shape your relationship with Delilah and the story as a whole. Valve acquired Campo Santo back in 2018 while developing In the Valley of Gods, their latest game.
Snoot Entertainment was founded in 2004 by Keith and Jess Calder. They’ve produced films such as 2018’s Blindspotting, 2019’s Little Monsters, and the recent Blair Witch movie. Additionally, their next major film is One Night in Miami, directed by Watchmen‘s Regina King.
“Firewatch is a stunning accomplishment, a beautiful and heartbreaking piece of art,” said Calder. “I’m delighted that Sean and Jake are letting us ruin their perfect video game by turning it into a movie and/or TV show.”
Firewatch is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. As more news comes out about the adaptation, we’ll be sure to let you know.