We Happy Few is getting a movie adaptation
One of Early Access' most intriguing worlds seems like a great fit for a film.
Gold Circle Films and DJ2 Entertainment have announced a partnership to create a movie adaptation of Compulsion Games' Early Access Survival game, We Happy Few. The film will be produced by Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Films and DJ2 Entertainment's Dmitri M. Johnson and Dan Jevons, with DJ2's Stephan Bugaj on tap to serve as executive producer.
Apparently, DJ2 Entertainment was drawn to the world, aesthetic, and characters of We Happy Few before the game released into Early Access, which has since gone on to be incredibly successful.
Compulsion Games' Guillaume Provost said:
"Dmitri, Stephan and Dan approached us enthusiastically and with really solid ideas about how to adapt our game to film, while retaining its menace, dark humor, and central themes. We're gratified at how they and Gold Circle have taken to the project."
"Our commitment," said DJ2's Dmitri M. Johnson, "is to make a movie that remains true to and expands on its great source material." Gold Circle's Paul Brooks added, "As a Brit and a fan of shows like The Prisoner, the game's social satire resonated with me. I wanted this project immediately and am truly pleased a relationship with DJ2 and their Business Affairs exec, Howard Bliss, helped make that possible."
There's no word on when the We Happy Few film will begin production, much less release, but it should be pretty funky when it does come out. In other We Happy Few news, the game just released a pretty big update called Maidenholm, which brings an all-new island for players to explore as well as a number of fan-requested features.