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Temple Run racing toward movie theaters?

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Temple Run, the endless runner game that captured people's attention nearly two years ago, is sprinting toward the big screen.

Warner Bros. is reportedly in negotiations to turn the hit mobile title into a full-blown movie.

David Heyman, who produced the Harry Potter movies as well as this year's hit Gravity, has already signed on to the project, which would revolve around an explorer who finds himself on the run from perturbed temple dwellers after stealing an idol.

(Yes, we know that sounds just like the opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark.)

Word of the negotiations comes as Rovio is hard at work preparing a big screen version of Angry Birds. That film due out in 2016; it'll be produced by John Cohen, the producer of Despicable Me, and executive-produced by David Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios.

Since its 2011 release, Temple Run has become one of the mainstays of the app store. Developer Imangi Studios has struck a licensing deal with Disney. Last year, meanwhile, Ape Entertainment announced plans to introduce a comic book based on Temple Run, looking at the backstory of the game's characters as well as the temple featured in the game. (Ape has already produced comics for app hits Cut the Rope and Pocket God.)

So who would the audience be for a Temple Run movie? We're not entirely sure - but we're willing to be that former Pennsylvania governor Rick Santorum will be first in line.

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