Alan Wake is being adapted into a live-action TV show

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Variety has confirmed that Remedy's Alan Wake is being turned into a live-action TV show with Peter Calloway at the helm.

The Alan Wake TV show will be shopped to various studios in October, and will feature Sam Lake as executive producer. According to Contradiction Films' Tomas Harlan, Lake is going to remain a 'huge part' of the project.

'Alan Wake was basically a TV series that was put into a game,' Harlan commented. 'That was Sam’s vision. It was influenced by The Twilight Zone, 'Secret Window, Hitchcock, Northern Exposure, a lot of U.S. television.'

'We plan to work closely with Sam on our this show. Sam is a huge part of this. This is his baby,' he added.

Alan Wake was released on Xbox 360 in 2010, and follows the eponymous author as he travels to the picturesque town of Bright Falls, Washington, in an attempt to fight off a nasty attack of writer's block.

This is easier said than done however, as Wake quickly finds himself facing off against malevolent, shadow-like creatures in events that appear to have been plucked right out of the pages of his latest novel. 

Alan Wake attracted decent reviews and sold over three million copies, although a sequel never saw the light of day. Despite this, Remedy is apparently still keen to see Alan Wake 2 at some point.

Curiously, the original game started out as an open-world title but was changed to a more linear experience.

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Alan Wake

  • Release Date: May 14, 2010
    • - 16 February 2012 (PC)
    • - 13 May 2010 (Xbox 360)
  • Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Shooter