"This show is about embracing and embodying all of the elements that have made the mythos such an endlessly captivating phenomenon"
Final Fantasy XIV is getting its own live-action TV series
Tech Raptor reports that Final Fantasy XIV will be remade into a live-action TV series by Square Enix, Sony Pictures and Hivemind Entertainment.
First launched in 1987, the Final Fantasy series is one of the most successful franchises in video game history. 15 entries in the game’s main series have been made, with numerous spin-off titles adding to the list.
Multiple anime and CGI films based off the series have also been produced, as well as an eight-episode Japanese soap opera – Final Fantasy: Dad Of Light.
Now, popular MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV will be transformed into a live-action television series with Jake Thornton and Ben Lustig as executive producers and writers.
The fourteenth Final Fantasy takes place in the fictional land of Eorza. A new story based in Eorza involving magic versus technology will be the focus of the new live-action remake.
“FINAL FANTASY XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into FINAL FANTASY for longtime fans and newcomers alike,” said Sony Pictures Television Co-President Chris Parnell. “This show is about embracing and embodying all of the elements that have made the mythos such an endlessly captivating phenomenon, and it’s an immense honor to be bringing all of Eorzea’s iconic characters, settings, and concepts – including fan-favorites like Cid and, of course, the chocobos – to life for a television audience.”
Other producers will include Sean Daniel (The Mummy), Jason F Brown (The Expanse) and Dinesh Shamdasani (Bloodshot).
Hivemind Entertainment is also working on a television adaptation of CD Projekt Red’s RPG The Witcher for Netflix.