Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Riot Is Planning a League of Legends Cinematic Universe

Riot is planning for a League of Legends cinematic universe, and has already begun recruiting for the staff required to lead this new live-action venture. Over on the Riot Games career pages, there are two new roles being advertised for: Global Head of Live Action TV and Global Head of Live Action Film. Those are pretty clear-cut job positions, but the descriptions provide a little more detail regarding Riot’s plans. “You will lead the film creative development team and all work related to the development of feature films for the League of Legends cinematic universe and new franchises,” the posting explains for the Head of Live Action Film. The description for the Head of Live Action TV is near identical, just focused on television. [ignvideo url=""] “You will help build the strategy for Riot's Live Action Content Creation business, an endeavor that is just beginning,” reads the post. Riot appears to be aiming high with the projects, and are searching for applicants well-connected to big players in the film/TV world. “You have deep relationships within the industry and are well-versed in top artists - writers, directors, producers, and actors.” The roles are both substantial in their responsibilities, and involve “very meaningful collaboration with your counterparts” in film/TV/animation departments, which points to a potential interconnectedness between Riot’s TV and movies, much like Marvel’s MCU. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-video-game-movie-in-development-almost&captions=true"] As you’d expect for a major venture into film and television, Riot are looking for people with over eight years of experience in the entertainment industry and with experience in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. This points to the next expansion of Riot beyond the company’s position as a games developer. The company has already put significant efforts into its position as a music label, creating a successful K-Pop group among other acts. And as League of Legends grows, it is expanding into new gaming genres, such as an upcoming RPG and MMO. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt Purslow is IGN's UK News and Entertainment Writer. 


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