Telltale Games Co-Founder Would Like to Adapt James Bond, Is Frustrated by Games Making him a Mass Murderer
You’d think that with The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Tales From the Borderlands, and Game of Thrones as their current projects, Telltale Games wouldn’t have even a moment to think about anything else.
Clearly that isn’t the case as Telltale’s CTO and Co-Founder Kevin Bruner was asked by OXM which license he’d like to tackle next if there were no obstacles to overcome. He responded by saying, “I’m a giant James Bond fan and I’m always frustrated by games that make him a mass murderer.”
Bruner explained his frustrations by adding, “He’s a super-spy, and that’s a different skillset. The films make him less of a mass murderer, and there’s not much killing in the books – more spying and intrigue.”
With James Bond as an established franchise, CEO Dan Connors talked about the reasons why Telltale Games seems to always choose licensing different products:
Licensing has played an important part in enabling this company to do as much as it’s done without having to create a new IP wholecloth, which is a big undertaking with a lot of associated risk. As we become bigger and can execute that, it gets more and more attractive.
I think we’re looking more at, ‘Can we engage some great storytelling mind to come in and work with us on something and make it not just a game franchise, but a full-on entertainment franchise with comics or a TV show and such and build it all together at once?’ We really see that as the next thing that’s gonna happen.
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