More and more games are getting adaptations for the big screen these days, and now, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is joining that list. Warhorse Studios will be developing the project, as reported by Variety.
At this point, it is yet unknown whether it will become a series or a movie, but it is known that the project will be produced by former Netflix exec Erik Barmack and Warhorse Studios CEO Martin Frývaldský. The search for writers and directors has begun. Last month, news broke that Barmack made a deal with Sega to turn Yakuza into a live-action adaptation as well. Barmack said that both Yakuza and Kingdom Come: Deliverance are "amazing, non-U.S. worlds that are locally relevant, but with regional and global popularity that streamers are looking for as they become more and more global."
It’s especially interesting that video games with heavy narrative, like ‘The Witcher’ and ‘Kingdom Come: Deliverance,’ are uniquely adaptable, and local but global all at once.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance was developed by Warhorse Studios and received a release in 2018. The story-driven open-world RPG puts players amidst an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Here is the synopsis found on Steam:
Bohemia – located in the heart of Europe, the region is rich in culture, silver, and sprawling castles. The death of its beloved ruler, Emperor Charles IV, has plunged the kingdom into dark times: war, corruption, and discord are tearing this jewel of the Holy Roman Empire apart.
One of Charles' sons, Wenceslas, has inherited the crown. Unlike his father, Wenceslas is a naive, self-indulgent, unambitious monarch. His half-brother and King of Hungary, Sigismund the Red Fox, senses weakness in Wenceslas. Feigning good will, Sigismund travels to Bohemia and kidnaps his half-brother. With no king on the throne, Sigismund is now free to plunder Bohemia and seize its riches.
In the midst of this chaos, you're Henry, the son of a blacksmith. Your peaceful life is shattered when a mercenary raid, ordered by King Sigismund himself, burns your village to the ground. By bittersweet fortune, you are one of the few survivors of this massacre.
Without a home, family, or future you end up in the service of Lord Radzig Kobyla, who is forming a resistance against the invasion. Fate drags you into this bloody conflict and shoves you into a raging civil war, where you help fight for the future of Bohemia.