Life is Strange, the popular episodic adventure game from Dontnod Entertainment is set to receive a live-action adaptation.
Publisher Square Enix is partnering with Legendary Digital Studios on the project. dj2 entertainment, the team currently working on Sony’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie will also be involved in the production.
For those unfamiliar with Life is Strange, the game follows the life of Max Caulfield, a high-school photography senior who discovers she has the ability to rewind time. With this newly acquired power, Max and her best friend, Chloe Price, begin investigating the disappearance of a missing student, Rachel Amber. As the story unfolds and Max uses her time manipulation power more and more, the further the pair fall down into the rabbit hole.
The game won a number of awards following the conclusion of the episodic series back in October last year including the BAFTA for best story, the Golden Joystick’s Performance of the Year, and the Game Awards Game for Impact Award.
Following the announcement, Greg Siegel, Senior VP of Development and Production for Legendary Digital Studios commented on the series. “Life is Strange really differs from what people think of gaming,” said Siegel. “Because there’s such a focus on character, there’s an emotional connection to the story that doesn’t happen with other games.”
The search for a Writer and Director for the live-action series is due to begin shortly.