Revolution Software “Regularly Approached” about Broken Sword Movie

Published on November 29th, 2013

Charles Cecil reveals there is a possibility that George and Nico could move to the big screen in the future.

In an exclusive interview with GamerZines, Charles Cecil has revealed his ambition for the iconic point-and-click adventure series Broken Sword to be made into a big budget feature film.

The interview can be read in full inside FirstLook Issue #12, and within it Charles explains that Revolution Software is “regularly approached” by studios about making a Broken Sword movie.

Revolution Software “Regularly Approached” about Broken Sword Movie

It's worth reiterating that the Broken Sword movie isn't in production and Charles hasn't even put together a script yet, but...

“We are regularly approached by studios, but I am cautious. Any translation of the games would have to build on the brand rather than risk damaging it, and the history of films based on videogames is really not good. In light of this, I tend to warn them that I’d want to be an integral part of the writing [process] and retain a large degree of creative control. The upshot is, they quite reasonably ask me to come up with a high level treatment, which is something I don’t have time to do,” Cecil explained.

“This is definitely something that I plan to drive forward with once the Serpent’s Curse is over. Or immediately if Marion Cotillard agrees to play Nico!”

No doubt the $771,560 raised and 14,000 backers attracted during the Kickstarter funding drive for Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse would have reminded a few movie execs out there precisely how popular this classic adventure franchise remains, even today.

Revolution Software “Regularly Approached” about Broken Sword Movie

..it's fun to think about the possibilities of who would George and Nico.

Marion Cotillard would be an expensive but perfect fit for the role of Nico, but the choice of who would play George Stobbart is a bit harder to judge in our opinion. The Mentalist’s Tom Barker could work in the role though, as long as he can dial down his effortlessly suave nature. George needs to be a bit of a clutz after all. Oh, and the big screen treatment would obviously need to involve some kind of talking goat, in order to stay within the Broken Sword ethos.

Obviously all this movie talk is complete speculation at this point, with Mr Cecil and the rest of Revolution Software still hard at work on Broken Sword V: The Serpent’s Curse - the first part of the sequel set to be released on December 4th. Still, it is fun to think about the possibilities and wonder which of the previous four games in the series would provide perfect movie fodder.

To read the rest of this interview, feast your eyes on FirstLook Issue #12 embedded below:

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