Another Video Game Movie Is On The Way
We Happy Few is becoming a movie.
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The developer of We Happy Few, Compulsion Games, is working with transmedia company dj2 Entertainment on the film. That company is also working on the Life Is Strange, Sonic The Hedgehog, and Sleeping Dogs movies.
It sounds like early days for the We Happy Few movie, as the producers are now looking for writers for the script. There is no word yet on a director or cast.
Compulsion Games' Guillaume Provost said the film companies came to the developer "with really solid ideas about how to adapt our game to film while retaining its menace, dark humor, and central themes."
Not an April's Fools folks. Also these things take years, you will see the game way before the movie comes out.— Compulsion Games (@CompulsionGames) April 1, 2017
dj2 Entertainment CEO Dmitri Johnson added: "Our commitment is to make a movie that remains true to the source material, while still surprising fans."
We Happy Few is tells the story of "a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial."
The game is set in a "drug-fueled, retrofuturistic" English town in an alternate 1960s at a time where the government has set up a drug-induced happiness for its residents to hide the truth. You play as a rebel who lives illegally outside of the drug's effects as you try to unravel the mysteries.
We Happy Few is currently available on PC through Steam Early Access.