ZeptoLab and Blockade Entertainment have officially announced that the Cut the Rope mobile franchise will be adapted for the big screen, with a film titled Om Nom: The Movie. The official teaser poster follows:
According to the official press release, Om Nom: The Movie will turn its attention to the colourful monster’s origins:
Om Nom tells the story of 13-year old Evan, a boy whose impulsiveness leads him to open a secret package containing a living scientific experiment – with mischievous intentions! Known only as Om Nom, this adorable creature has an insatiable appetite for everything sugary. Now free to roam, Om Nom begins to wreak havoc upon this formerly quiet town, and Evan, with his little sister Jordan in tow, must follow him on an epic adventure while avoiding a host of government agents, shady characters and other unique creatures – all of whom are looking to capture Om Nom for themselves.
Along the way, Evan and Om Nom will discover the importance of trust and patience, and how life’s accidents can sometimes lead to incredible discoveries and unforgettable moments.
This won’t be the first time Om Nom has hopped off the smaller screen, featuring in a YouTube series entitled Om Nom Stories. The series has been very successful, even being shown on children’s television channel, CITV.
ZeptoLab Creative Director Semyon Voinov announced in the press release that “Om Nom is the cornerstone of the Cut the Rope series and his story is inseparable from the gameplay. Of course, it’s not always possible to include a full plot and character development in a mobile puzzle game, which is why we created the Om Nom Stories YouTube series. These have been so successful that a full-length animated movie was a logical continuation, and also a great opportunity to tell Om Nom’s story to as many people as possible.”
First released as a smartphone app in 2010, the Cut the Rope games have been downloaded more than 700 million times by users worldwide and its initial incarnation became the fastest-selling iOS game to reach one million downloads.
Om Nom: The Movie will be munching its way into our hearts in 2016.