Joe Dever’s ‘Lone Wolf’ Gamebooks Set For Series Adaptation

Holmgard Press

The U.Ok.’s ChorMedia and Holmgard Ltd are adapting Joe Dever’s fashionable fantasy-adventure gamebook collection “Lone Wolf” as a live-action interactive collection.

Set within the fictional world of Magnamund, the collection follows the adventures of Lone Wolf — the final surviving member of the Order of the Kai, an historic caste of warrior monks who’ve mastered varied pure and supernatural talents.

The gamebook collection spans 32 books which have offered over 12 million copies worldwide, printed from 1984 to the current, and have been translated into 18 languages. The collection gained Gamebook of the Year in 1985, 1986 and 1987.

The live-action collection is at the moment in lively improvement.

Gamebooks are works of printed fiction that enable the reader to take part within the story by making selections. They are also called ‘choose your own adventure’ books. The format is ideally fitted to interactive collection adaptation.

“Urban Hymn” producer Neil Chordia will produce for ChorMedia and Joe Dever’s son Ben Devere for Holmgard.

“‘Lone Wolf’ is a special project for me, as I grew up with the gamebooks and always dreamed of seeing a live-action version on the screen,” mentioned Chordia. “The success of Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,’ showed that the technology now exists to add the interactive element to Lone Wolf and bring the beloved series to a whole new generation of fantasy fans and make them part of the adventure.”

“Like a fantasy-Jedi hybrid, ‘Lone Wolf’ has depth and mythology to rival Middle Earth, with all the fun and adventure of the ‘Star Wars’ saga,” Ben Devere mentioned of the collection. “What sets it apart is the interactivity baked into its DNA.”

Dever died earlier than he might conclude the collection however left behind intensive notes along with his son Ben and collaborator Vincent Lazzari. “Dead in the Deep,” the primary posthumous Lone Wolf gamebook, was printed in 2019 and the ultimate two books are within the works.

ChorMedia’s upcoming movie slate contains {golfing} comedy “The Club,” to be directed by Marion Pilowsky (“The Flip Side”), and folk-horror “Speak Its Name,” from Aurora Fearnley (“Pulsar”). Its long-form drama slate contains interval journey “The Incomparables” by Vanessa Yardley and British-Asian crime drama “Hounslow” by Amit Dhut and Jaz Deol.


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