The African fantasy role-playing game Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is getting a Hollywood movie adaptation by Good Fear Film. Chris Bender and Jake Weiner, the founders of Good Fear Films, announced the movie in a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter. Aurion was released on Steam and PC earlier this year by Cameroonian indie studio Kiro’o Games.

While no official title, teaser footage, concept art or casting has been announced for the movie yet, I’m still excited because this is a big deal. Not many game series get the Hollywood movie treatment, and even fewer games get a movie adaptation after just one title. Aurion was only released this year, and Madiba Olivier (founder of Kiro’o games) has not announced any plans for a sequel.
If you look at the portfolio of the producers, management clients and actors on the client roster of Good Fear films, you’ll come up with movies such as The Hangover, We’re the Millers, Netflix’s Daredevil, Hidden Figures, How to Get Away with Murder and many more films and TV shows of this pedigree. In other words, you can expect the kind of high production values that African film studios just don’t have in their fantasy films yet.
Aurion movie adaptation

The movie armor and hair better be faithful to the source material

Aurion movie adaptation

Can we have Uti Nwachukwu play Enzo Kori-Odan? Please?

It’s easy to see what attracted them to this game. With all the role-playing games, action games and fantasy games that saturate the market, there is hardly any set in Africa. This game is set in the world of Auriona, an entire fictional planet themed after Africa, but also featuring intelligent, non-human indigenes. The beautiful hand-drawn art and actual African music sets this game apart from almost any game in the world.
If you’d like to play Aurion, or want to know more about the game and the developers, visit Aurion’s page on Kugali.

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