Creature feature based on 80’s giant Ant game ‘It Came From the Desert’ goes into production


I never played It Came From the Desert, but what we have here is news of a new creature feature, and we all love giant monster movies don’t we!

The Press Release:

Legendary game developer Cinemaware is proud to announce that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Roger! Pictures for the development of a motion picture based on the company’s cult-classic game It Came From the Desert.

It Came From the Desert is an action-adventure game developed by Cinemaware and released in 1989 for the Amiga and later ported to various other platforms. Set in June of 1951, the game follows Greg Bradley, a geologist living in the remote town of Lizard Breath in the United States. After a meteorite falls in the outskirts of town, a large army of mutant-ants begins appearing across town, and the player is the only one who can stop it. The game’s incredible success among gamers has created a cult following that continues to this day, 25 years after the original release.

Dr. Wells, spokesperson for Cinemaware, had this to say: “After cleaning Lizard Breath of ants many years ago, it’s great to see that a film inspired by the events that transpired in our little town will tell our story to the wide world out there. Maybe this film will ensure our government pays more attention to what goes on here.”

“We grew up in the 80s playing video games like It Came From the Desert. Cinemaware’s story-driven titles have a lot of potential to be expanded into film and other media. Through this partnership with Cinemaware, we can bring this fascinating story up to date and present a thrilling and enjoyable cinematic experience featuring the giant ants to both new and old Desert fans,” Teemu Virta, spokesperson for Roger! Pictures, commented.

The motion picture adaptation of It Came From the Desert is currently in pre-production with a release date set to be announced in the future. Additional information and production details will be revealed soon.



About Matt Wavish 10002 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

1 Comment

  1. Cinemaware was one of those things that always felt unobtainable! You’d see it on the likes of GamesMaster and it’d be almost mythical, much like the Neo-Geo. I’d always wanted to play those games but never had the chance. I’m surprised it’s taken this long for a resurgence, but I’m looking forward to seeing the result. – Juan

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