As most of you already know, a gamer I am not but, I do love giant ant films so when this news crossed my desk it caught my eye immediately. Full disclosure, I had no idea there was a giant ant based video game cause if I had I would have been forced to search it out and give it a whirl. The game debuted way back in 1989 so I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who doesn’t know about the game.
Regardless a feature film ins on the way and a teaser trailer has shown up that I thought might interest everyone:
“Set in June of 1951, the game follows Greg Bradley, a geologist living in the remote town of Lizard Breath in the United States. After a meteorite falls in the outskirts of town, a large army of mutant-ants begins appearing across town, and the player is the only one who can stop it. The game’s incredible success among gamers has created a cult following that continues to this day, 25 years after the original release.
Dr. Wells, spokesperson for Cinemaware, had this to say: “After cleaning Lizard Breath of ants many years ago, it’s great to see that a film inspired by the events that transpired in our little town will tell our story to the wide world out there. Maybe this film will ensure our government pays more attention to what goes on here.”
“We grew up in the 80s playing video games like It Came From the Desert. Cinemaware’s story-driven titles have a lot of potential to be expanded into film and other media. Through this partnership with Cinemaware, we can bring this fascinating story up to date and present a thrilling and enjoyable cinematic experience featuring the giant ants to both new and old Desert fans,” Teemu Virta, spokesperson for Roger! Pictures, commented.”
No official date announced on when we’ll be seeing this but word on the street is that a release date is going to be announced soon so you know what that means. Check back for an update!