Life is Strange Live-Action Adaptation Announced
Square Enix partnering with Legendary and dj2 Entertainment on adaptation.
A live-action adaptation of Life is Strange, the critically acclaimed episodic game from Dontnod Entertainment, is in production.
Square Enix is partnering with Legendary Digital Studios on the project. Also involved is transmedia company dj2 Entertainment, which is also working on Sony's Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
According to a post on the Life is Strange Tumblr it will be a "digital series," indicating it will adopt a TV show format.
Legendary's Cory Lanier will oversee the project with Greg Siegel, senior VP of development of production for the studio.
"Life is Strange is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay," said Siegel. "It lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings. We couldn't be more excited to partner with Square Enix, Dontnod Entertainment and dj2 to bring the world of Arcadia Bay to life in an exciting new way."
"We're proud and excited to be working alongside Legendary to realise a new version of Arcadia Bay and Blackwell Academy complete with our rich cast of realistic, believable characters and memorable events," added Jon Brooke, VP Brand and European Marketing at Square Enix.
"Now that the first episode of the Life is Strange game is free to download on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, there's never been a better time to play or to introduce a friend to the beautiful world of Arcadia Bay."
As of yet a writer and director has not been announced. Legendary will begin its search to fill those roles "shortly."
The extent of developer Dontnod's involvement also remains unclear. GameSpot recently discussed the live-action adaptation with the studio and will have more information soon.
Let's hope the announcement on Legendary's official website, in which it calls the studio "DONTDOD" isn't an indication of the care and attention the series will receive.
On July 25, Dontnod announced Life is Strange - Episode 1: Chrysalis will be available for free indefinitely.
"Although our team set out to create an award-winning narrative we still cannot believe the response we've had from players of Life is Strange" said Dontnod chief executive Oskar Guilbert.
"We're really glad that Square Enix have decided to give the first episode away for free so more players can begin their journey and see why people have fallen in love with the game for themselves."
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