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  • 1

    Interview: Aug 4th, 2011

    Question

    I think I saw on Facebook that you are involved with a Mistborn movie and game. Can you tell us about that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ah, yes. The Mistborn movie and game. The movie rights were optioned to a production studio called Paloopa Pictures. We'll see what happens with that. I mean, they have a screenplay—if you don't know, getting a film made, there are a lot of ways that it happens; most of them seem kind of chaotic. One of the primary ways is a production company will option rights on something or option a screenplay. In my case, they optioned the rights, they write a screenplay, they do a big pitch, then they go to the studios. And the studios have to fund the thing. The production company would then become the producers on it, with the studios funding and make the film.

    That's why what'll happen, often you'll see a film that'll [have] these five production studios at the start. Those are the people who did that sort of thing. So that's where we are there.

    Sometimes you'll get lucky and a film will just get optioned by a studio directly. That doesn't happen as often. For instance, the Wheel of Time books got optioned to Red Eagle Entertainment, which is a production company. They did all of this, then went to Universal and got Universal to buy the rights and fund the movie... We have that. We also have some people with a video game that I can't announce yet, because I'm sure they want to announce it, but we had a nice offer on a video game that would be slated for around 2013. It will be cross-platform, so it would be on PC, Xbox, and PS3. I will probably be writing the story and the dialogue for it.

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  • 2

    Interview: Aug 4th, 2011

    Question

    Do you have any considerations for ever turning any of your works into a movie?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, I've sold rights on Alcatraz and those eventually lapsed. They had the option for three years. I've sold rights on Mistborn. That's still going strong. I've had inquiries about a couple of others. I can't say, though, because there's nothing sure. Though we did do the Mistborn video game and the handshake, is essentially a done deal now. We've just got to get the contract, fine details nailed down. Yes. Mistborn video game is a go. It's for sure.

    Question

    Tentative dates?

    Brandon Sanderson

    2013. Fall.

    Question

    Which company?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I can't say that, though it is going to be cross-platform, all three major platforms, so PC, 360, and PS3. The plan right now is that it is going to be a prequel. (Everyone "oooohs") So it'll have new story and I'll be writing the story.

    Question

    Speaking of videogames, I don't know if you or anyone else here have noticed the similarities in the storyline of Fable III and Mistborn.

    Brandon Sanderson

    You know, people have said that to me and I haven't played Fable III.

    Question

    It's really uncanny. Yours was written first, obviously, but going through it I was just like, "I wonder if he knows how parallel this runs."

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'll have to play those.

    Questioner

    I can actually get you a copy.

    Brandon Sanderson

    You can get me a copy? Hey, get me copies! Yeah, hey, he works for Microsoft!

    Questioner

    For real.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay. I've got a 360. Epic Games sent me a 360 so I might as well play with it!

    Question

    Is that for the Mistborn...?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, I'm working with Epic on something else. I'll be able to announce that eventually, but Epic's got a studio in Salt Lake and so I've been working with them on something. But that's not official so I can't say anything about that.

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  • 3

    Interview: Nov 11th, 2011

    Brandon Sanderson

    The contract has been signed for the Mistborn game, but he can't announce the company yet; they want to do a big announcement with cool artwork and stuff, and they aren't ready yet. BWS will be writing all the dialog and the ending to make sure it's a satisfying wrap-up, but he won't interfere in the game content. He'll have some voting rights over characterizations/actors. The announcement should come in January; it will be set as a prequel to the first Mistborn trilogy.

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  • 4

    Interview: Aug 31st, 2011

    Reddit AMA 2011 (Verbatim)

    RedBeardRaven ()

    This question is kind of multi leveled. I recently read that you are having both a game (pen and paper rpg/possibly video game later down the road) and movie of Mistborn come out/in the works. Would you be willing to expand the story(ies) in Mistborn to accommodate more installments? Are you willing to compromise things for the big corporation changes that normally come from this type of adaptations? If so, how/what?

    Brandon Sanderson

    For the video game, RPG, I am quite involved. In these, the goal is to expand on the world and story, not just retell the original trilogy. The video game, for example, will happen in the past of the world, closer to the founding of the Final Empire. As for the film, I am as involved as I can be—but that's not always very much, where the writer is concerned. I think the risk is worth the potential payoff, but it IS a risk. The film could be a terrible adaptation. I like the producer/screenwriter, however, and so far I've been very involved.

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  • 5

    Interview: Aug 31st, 2011

    Reddit AMA 2011 (Verbatim)

    leaf25 ()

    Can you give us any updates on the (hopefully) upcoming Mistborn game? Same question for the movie deal you twitted about quite some time back.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Which one? Pen and paper RPG or video game?

    Pen and paper is done. Coming out this fall, probably. I am hoping to go to Gencon next year to support it.

    Video Game deal has not been signed yet, but contract negotiations are done and we should sign soon. I can give more details then.

    Movie deal: An actor for Vin has been tentatively attached, though it's very preliminary. Screenplay is done, and I got the latest draft in July. It's quite good.

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  • 6

    Interview: Dec 15th, 2011

    Brandon Sanderson

    The video game is coming along very nicely. In fact, earlier just this week I built the whole plot sequence for that. It’s going to have some really good twists and turns and theoretically, if it works well, I will be writing all the dialogue and all the story.

    Member of Audience

    Which is more on your plate.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Which is more on my plate. But that can be fun, because the main character is a really sarcastic kind of a little bit of a jerk. And so I can actually write his dialogue on napkins while I’m sitting, waiting and be like “Alright, here’s a good line,” and things like that. That’s because most of it is gameplay. I have to just come up with lots of good wisecracks and then of course, I have to write the cutscenes. But those really aren’t that much in a game like this. It’s maybe a week’s worth of work to get all of that written.

    Zas

    How long before is the game going to be? I remember you saying it was going to be before Final Empire, but I was wondering how long before?

    Brandon Sanderson

    We are shooting for second century after The Lord Ruler's Ascension.

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  • 7

    Interview: 2012

    Brandon Sanderson (Thu Jan 19)

    Right now, taking a (short) break from the WoT rewrite to spend an evening working on the Mistborn video game script.

    Allison Hagen

    XBox? PC?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Both.

    QRevolution

    I don't suppose you can tell us who's developing it yet, can you?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Afraid I'm not allowed to say yet.

    Abel Silva

    Is Epic games developing? Is this how they got you to write the Infinity Blade novella?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I hope to do some projects with Epic in the future, but they are not doing this one.

    Part of why I took that project, however, was to get more experience with video game storytelling and plotting.

    Electrik Viking

    Really looking forward to Mistborn game will it be xbox, do you get to be Kel?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's set hundreds of years before the first book.

    Minimana93

    hello I've read Elantris and Mistborn (best books ever!) May I ask when the video game is planned to be released? Thanks

    Brandon Sanderson

    Summer/Fall 2013, I think.

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  • 8

    Interview: Nov 6th, 2012

    Question

    How is Birthright coming?

    Brandon Sanderson

    How is Birthright coming? Birthright has been, unofficially, moved back to 2014 in anticipation of the new console generation. I don't know that that's official, I don't even know that the new consoles are official or that we even know when they're coming, but the fact that the WiiU is coming out makes us think that we want a little extra time on Birthright. So, that's the Mistborn video game.

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  • 9

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    Birthright.

    Ah ...

    Question

    So I've been in contact a little bit with [something], I own a RP gamer, and they went radio silence on me.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um, yeah. I had dinner with Matt Scott like two weeks ago, he said it's still in development, but he's like buying a game studio that was working on it, or something? He had farmed it out? I think. So I don't know.

    Question

    Are you still writing?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I wrote the story for them to use. The idea was I write the story, they build the game, and come back to me for dialogue. So I have got an overarching story for them but I don't write the dialogue till we actually have a game to plug things into. That's still my plan. He's still really interested in buying the Mistborn movie option, and he says that he's working on a mobile game, so he's really awesome ... but I have nothing to tell you right now.

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  • 10

    Interview: Mar 22nd, 2014

    Question

    Any progress on the Mistborn game?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not that I can see, but they are telling me they are making progress, so we'll see.

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  • 11

    Interview: Jan 6th, 2015

    Question

    Do you have any word on the Mistborn video games that are coming out?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I have no official word, other than to say that we did option the rights to the film to the people who are making the video game, and told them, "You have to make the video game or you can't make the film." I actually really like them, and their script treatments on the film are great. And it's not their fault, really, that the game hasn't taken off. It's just that they've had... These things happen in video games. The studio they were working with went under, and another one split, and this sort of stuff happens.

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  • 12

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2016

    Question

    Do you want your books to be video games?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. (Looks like Birthright isn’t happening)

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