YouTube sensation Markiplier will direct, write, and star in an adapation of David Szymanski’s horror video game Iron Lung.
Markiplier is breathing easy now that production for Iron Lung is underway. The content creator, entrepreneur, will direct, write and star in a new horror film based off the video game created by David Szymanski. Markiplier is self-financing the adaptation, with Will Hyde and Jeff Guerrero also producing.
Szymanski’s Iron Lung video game is a brief interactive experience in which players pilot a tiny submarine through an ocean of blood on an alien moon. Sounds like fun to me, eh! Production for the Iron Lung movie is already happening in Austin, Texas.
Per the game’s homepage on Steam:
Set entirely within a claustrophobic one-person submarine nicknamed “Iron Lung,” you must blindly navigate an ocean of blood to take photographs of key locations and hope whatever lives below doesn Production for the
movie is already happening in Austin, Texas.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi9zupYdwhoPer the game’s homepage on Steam:Set entirely within a claustrophobic one-person submarine nicknamed the “Iron Lung,” you must blindly navigate an ocean of blood to take photographs of key locations and hope whatever lives below doesn’t find you.There is only a single porthole on the sub. It needs to be closed due to depth pressure, so you have to navigate purely via an incomplete map, proximity sensors, sound, and a primitive external camera which can be used to take the pictures you need to complete your mission or to get a grainy low-resolution visual of what’s happening outside.Markiplier became famous through his YouTube channel and a “Let’s Play” series of videos and commentary. Subscribers enjoyed his analysis of video game survival action and horror genres. Makiplier has been involved in other projects such as the YouTube Original SeriesIn Space With Markiplier
and the YouTube Original SeriesA Heist with Markiplier and The Super Mario Bros. Movie by Nintendo. I expect to see many more games optioned throughout 2023, with Iron Lung being an exciting prospect.
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