Destiny Movie, TV Show, Books and Comics Planned for the Future
When Sony announced plans to acquire Bungie earlier this year, part of the reason was to take Bungie’s IP addresses out of the gaming arena and into other forms of media. It looks like those plans are gaining traction after a job listing suggested a Fate movies, TV shows, books, comics and audio formats were all planned.
Turning Destiny into a multimedia franchise
Destiny will expand “into new categories including TV, movies, books, comics, and audio formats” according to the job listing for Senior Producer for Destiny Linear Mediaas spotted by The game station. The Senior Producer’s job is to sign off on externally developed projects that use Destiny IP, working “with creative leadership and external partners to ensure linear media projects hit milestones, stay on budget, and represent Destiny at bar of the highest quality”. .
When announcing the Bungie acquisition, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki said he could help Bungie “nurture the IP that they have in a multidimensional way” because they “have Sony Pictures and Sony Music, and Bungie can leverage our platform so their IP can flourish and grow.” Since then, Bungie has apparently taken steps to move forward with that plan, taking on former Riot Games League of Legends animated shorts director Derick Tsai. Head of development for Destiny Universe Transmedia. However, the recent job listing makes it seem like any potential Destiny projects, like a movie or TV show, are in their early planning stages, so it’s likely to be a while before we hear what. whatever more.
In other news, there’s still the possibility of a sequel to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy despite the game’s underperformance at launch. While Eidos Montreal isn’t ready to talk about the future just yet, they do have plans as to where the characters might be heading next. Elsewhere, former PlayStation CEO Jack Stretton claims turning Call of Duty into an Xbox-exclusive franchise in the future wouldn’t make financial sense for Microsoft.