Sony Is Developing a Live-Action Final Fantasy TV Series
Dust your sword and magic books off, because the iconic video game Final Fantasy saga is getting a live-action treatment. Sony Pictures Television has just announced a live-action adaptation series based on Final Fantasy XIV, the 2013’s online role-playing game. But hold your chocobos, because the release date and cast of the series are still under wraps.
“Final Fantasy XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike,” Sony Pictures TV Co-President Chris Parnell said in a press release. “This show is about embracing and embodying all of the elements that have made the mythos such an endlessly captivating phenomenon, and it’s an immense honor to be bringing all of Eorzea’s iconic characters, settings, and concepts – including fan-favorites like Cid and, of course, the chocobos – to life for a television audience.”
We didn’t get exact plot details on the prospective series, but the upcoming television series will tell an original story exploring “the struggle between magic and technology in a quest to bring peace to a land in conflict”. One thing is sure, though: the upcoming show will feature some version of Cid. The iconic character has appeared in various iterations in every one of the franchise’s installments, and he couldn’t miss this one.
For this project, Sony joins forces with Hivemind, known for producing the upcoming Witcher adaptation for Netflix. Sony will work with video game developer Square Enix too.
The series sees Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, and Dinesh Shamdasani of Hivemind as Executive Producers. Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton will write the script, as well as serve as executive producers.
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