This is something which I just read off a sometimes not-so-reliable foreign news website. According to the article posted, XLGAMES is in talks with a couple of Hollywood studios to potentially bring the story behind ArcheAge to the big screen, with Warner Brothers being mentioned in name.
If you remembered, I actually bought 2 copies of ArcheAge’s Korean novel, The Fir and the Hawk, a few months back (link). The novel tells the story of ArcheAge 2,000 years before the current game settings and it is Part 1 of 4 in the series.
The novel is penned by famed Korean fantasy writer, Jeon Min-Hee (below), who is also said to be the richest female write in Asia today. Seemingly the Asian version of JK Rowling (minus the big movies), a couple of her previous novels have been made into online games. Does the Korean/ Japanese game, Talesweaver, rings a bell?
The game is actually based on the world found in her novel, Children of the Rune, although the storyline was drastically changed. Children of the Rune: Winterer ran for a total of 7 parts while Children of the Rune: Demonic ran for 8, which is more than Harry Potter! It is also this series which propelled her to becoming a multi-millionaire after amazing sales both in Korea and overseas.
Jeon Min-Hee is currently working with Jake Song on the ArcheAge team giving her precious advice on constructing the perfect fantasy world and writing the rest of the 4-part novel. The first novel will be translated into Chinese soon, and hopefully I can get a copy and it is one of my native language 🙂