Revolution Software's Charles Cecil has reassured fans of the cult point and click adventure series Broken Sword that they need not worry about the quality of any possible big screen version of their beloved title, telling VideoGamer.com in a mammoth interview published elsewhere on the site that he will do "everything in his power" to ensure the spirit of the game is retained and wants to write it himself.
A Broken Sword movie was reported to be in the works in May last year. The reports said the film was to follow duo George Stobbart and Nico Collard in a movie of Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars.
We caught up with Cecil in London following the launch of Raise the Game, a £450,000 campaign which aims to drive growth and innovation in the UK games industry.
When asked for the latest on the movie, Cecil told us: "I have several small studios in Los Angeles very keen to talk further, but actually everything is turned on its head. I would be incredibly excited to work on a movie but if it's a bad movie then it risks destroying the franchise. So I have no need, the game is successful, it doesn't need a movie. So basically what I'm saying is yes, I'm very interested in talking but what I'm not prepared to do is give somebody I don't know the editorial control, so I'd want to write it. And if it's smaller budget it doesn't matter. But actually we don't need movies.
"It was John Riccitello who's now saying movies need us more than we need them, and that's very much the case. There might well be a movie but if there is I guarantee that I will have done absolutely everything in my power to make sure that it's true to the spirit of the game that it reflects it well and it enhances it rather than cashes in on it. So I don't know. I'm in discussion with people, it's not something I need to do. It's something I'm slightly concerned about because of the risk of ruining the brand but if it does come off it should be spectacular."
You can check out our massive interview with point and click legend Charles Cecil right here.