Elden Ring Adaptation Chances Get a Response from Director Hidetaka Miyazaki

The director Hidetaka Miyazaki discusses the cinematic potential of Elden Ring.

By GamesRecon

Hidetaka Miyazaki, the Director and Software Executive of Elden Ring recently shared his thoughts on the chance for an adaptation of the beloved game. By becoming the top-selling game of 2022, winning the Game of the Year award in the same year and so much player base worldwide, Elden Ring is a phenomenon. Set in the mystical Lands Between, the game is ripe with the kind of deep narrative that screams big screen potential. And let’s not forget, it had a little help from none other than George R.R. Martin, the mastermind behind Game of Thrones.

In an interview with The Guardian (via VGC), Miyazaki opened up about the idea of Elden Ring making its film debut. While he’s not opposed to seeing his creation reimagined as a movie, he admitted that neither he nor his From Software team are cut out for movie-making due to lack of knowledge about this industry. “I don’t see any reason to deny another interpretation or adaptation of Elden Ring, a movie, for example. But I don’t think myself, or From Software, have the knowledge or ability to produce something in a different medium. So that’s where a very strong partner would come into play,” Miyazaki explained.

According to him, it’s about finding the right collaborator, someone they can completely trust and who shares their vision for what an Elden Ring movie could be. And honestly, it seems like a no-brainer whom they should be calling.

It’s kind of shocking that Miyazaki had to stop and think about who he might want a future collaborate with when there is a big name George R.R. Martin available. Martin has helped craft much of the backstory to Elden Ring. Behind the lore of The Twilight Zone and The Hitchhiker, that’s him. Meanwhile, post-“Game of Thrones,” Martin has hardly stopped touching screens big and small with projects like HBO’s House of the Dragon and AMC’s Dark Winds.

Given Martin’s history and the extent to which he has been embroiled in laying down the narrative groundwork for Elden Ring, George R.R. Martin seems like a natural fit for guiding its cinematic journey. With his involvement, there is a good chance that fans will be more willing to believe the adaptation would honor what makes the game so beloved and it may offer production companies a good nudge towards valuing the resilient fanbase of such an undeniable piece.

Now, whether it turns out to be an Elden Ring movie or not still remains a massive “if” at this point (big question mark about that), but with Martin on board it could go from being just any possibility into something turned toward cinema which can appeal not only to gamers but to all moviegoers worldwide. So, here’s hoping Miyazaki makes that call!