Kraków video game to become major new TV series after being picked up by Hollywood studio behind Godzilla film
A hit game from Kraków-based iFun4All is set to be turned into a television series by major Hollywood studio Legendary Entertainment.
The game, Serial Cleaner, has a 1970s aesthetic which has been compared to Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown.
Out since July 2017, the 2-D is highly rated among gamers across multiple platforms and follows a hitman who must not only kill without being caught but also clean up the scene before escaping.
Now it is being turned into a major new TV series.
Michał Mielcarek, CEO of iFun4All said: “Cooperation with APA (agency) turned out to be a hit. Thanks to their experience in the industry and professional negotiations, we managed to sign a contract with such a renowned producer as Legendary.
“As a result of its conclusion as the first company in Poland, we have a chance to screen our game. This is an incredible achievement, which confirms that our previous steps were right, and the Serial Cleaner itself may turn out to be something more than just a highly rated game.”
Although in the game players have a variety of movie-themed levels and missions including Enter the Dragon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Taxi Driver, Two Mules for Sister Sarah and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the TV show is unlikely to include any of these movies, focusing instead on the protagonist.
Legendary studio has grossed over $13 billion at the box office and started making TV shows in 2015, with popular productions such as Colony, Love and Lost in Space.
No date has been announced for the start of production yet but there is a strong appetite in America for computer game crossovers.
The Witcher series based on a Polish book and computer game series is set to air on Netflix in the autumn.
Legendary, which is enjoying a successful 2019 with big releases such as Detective Pikachu and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, has a busy schedule of releases planned through 2019 and 2020.