Not every day we hear news about movies based on the Aztec empire, much less inspired by a video game about Mesoamerican cultures. Through Deadline it is reported that Aztech: Forgotten Gods, a game developed by the Lienzo studio, is on the way to having its own big screen adaptation. The producers of Impossible Dream Entertainment, Yvette Yates Redick and Shaun redick, join forces with the creators of the title to make sense of a live-action film that could put a whole new spin on the industry. Hollywood could have something very valuable on its hands.
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Founded in 2012, Lienzo is a video game studio located in Chihuahua that aims to tell stories through interactive art. Among his most famous works is Mulaka, an action game inspired by the Tarahumara; Y Hunter’s legacy, platform title and fantasy genre. Canvas games are available for multiple platforms, including PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch, making it easy to get into their wonderful visual adventures. But it seems that now they are going for a much bigger project, all thanks to Aztech: Forgotten Gods, his most recent creation that will hit the public in the fall of this year.
Aztech: Forgotten Gods It is described as “an action-adventure game from the cyber-stone universe that follows Achtli, a young Aztec, on her quest to become a hero wielding the power of the gods.” The protagonist will fight legendary colossi using the help of an ancient artifact that has been forgotten in time. Video game fans, especially Mexicans, await with great excitement the launch of Forgotten Gods, because the games inspired by Mesoamerican cultures are not as abundant as we would like. The pantheon of Aztec gods is immense, so it is always a pleasure to hear about projects based on it.
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The interesting thing about Aztech: Forgotten Gods It is that it takes place in an alternate time, where the Aztec empire was never subdued by the Europeans and had the opportunity to develop until a distant future where its inhabitants use state-of-the-art technologies but without forgetting Mesoamerican elements; Lienzo calls it a “cyber-stone”. Tenochtitlán is the capital of a super advanced empire, something akin to Wakanda, in Deadline’s words. But at least we can have the consolation that a movie for Aztech is coming up, so we will be able to see an adaptation of that idea.
Yvette Yates Redick Y Shaun redick, from Impossible Dream Entertainment, are not unknown producers, having previously worked on ¡Huye! – 99% and The KKKlan Infiltrator – 85%. Yvette shared with Deadline a few words about what it represents Aztech and she’s completely excited to collaborate on a project as important as this:
With Aztech, it’s fun to imagine what construction of the world can be achieved through the many multi-dimensional characters, mythology, and vast cultural stories. As a Latino producer with roots in Chihuahua, Mexico, I am proud to be collaborating with Lienzo and bringing Mexico’s rich history and legends to light with Aztech.
No more in-depth details have been released about the project, but we hope it will be a blockbuster capable of making the best of Mesoamerican myths. Guillermo Vizcaino, graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey, is a programmer, writer, publicist and the great mind behind Aztech: Forgotten Gods; We hope that his goal with the film can go a long way in the big screen industry.
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