League of Legends, the world-famous MOBA title of Riot Games is finally heading to Hollywood, with devs working to bring a League of Legends “cinematic universe,” it will soon be entering the world of film and TV.
As reported by Dexerto, several job listings posted by Riot Games earlier this month are hinting that a branch of the League of Legends is heading to the silver screen. Currently, Riot is looking for two key roles to kick start their LOLCU (League of Legends cinematic universe).
Frist role is for the Global Head of Live-Action Film and the second one is for the Global Head of Live-Action TV. Both roles will exist alongside the animated department (which is currently developing the upcoming “Arcane” series, slated to drop this year) and will be based at Riot’s main studios in Los Angeles.
“As the gaming landscape continues to collide with entertainment, we’re building a new team to bring Riot’s IPs to players around the world in new ways, and invite new audiences into the fold. This team will aim to show players and the world that entertainment now starts with games.” reads a portion of the job listing.
After getting this done, Riot is planning to begin work on “scripted series for the League of Legends cinematic universe, and new franchises” reports Dexerto.
With “Arcane” set to be released sometime this year, a new “cinematic universe” set in the world of Runeterra is the thing every LoL fan is looking for right now. And considering the blockbuster success of the blueprint laid out by Marvel, Riot is likely to follow for its LOLCU.