Top 10 Facebook Game Gets Movie Deal

By Megan O'Neill 

Fans of Monster Galaxy, the popular Facebook and mobile game from Gaia Interactive, are in for a treat.  Gaia Interactive has partnered with Radar Pictures to bring Monster Galaxy to the big screen.

According to a press release, “Radar selected Gaia’s Monster Galaxy based on the artistic visuals and the ongoing success of the game.”  The game has been one of the top 10 games on Facebook for six months, with over 15 million users per month and has seen major success since it launched on mobile as well in September of this year.  Radar is hoping to capture this fan base with the movie version as well, which “promises to bring fans a similar aesthetic, bring its unique ‘Moga’ characters’ rich story and charming artwork to the big screen, while leveraging Radar Pictures’ vast experience in the movie industry.”

Radar is one of the leading independent production companies out there and they’ve generated billions of dollars in revenue through past box office hits like Pitch Black, Jumanji, The Last Samurai and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Mike Sego, CEO of Gaia Interactive, says, “Gaia has always been focused on offering our highly-creative user base a fun, social environment to share their interests.  When Radar Pictures approached us about turning Monster Galaxy into a film, it seemed like a perfect fit for our goal of entertaining a broader audience.  From Gaia Online, to Facebook, to mobile—and now into a movie—we’re thrilled to be expanding the Monster Galaxy experience to a wider audience.”

For those of you that haven’t played Monster Galaxy, the game is inspired by Pokémon and similar creature catching games.  Players wander the Monster Galaxy land and capture Moga along the way by completing various quests.  I’d imagine that we can expect something similar to Pokémon when Monster Galaxy hits the big screen.  More details regarding the partnership will be announced in 2012.

Would you go to see a movie version of Monster Galaxy?  Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.