Whether you’ve been a fan of Life is Strange since the beginning, or if you’ve jumped on board after grabbing the first episode for free, you’ll be delighted to know there’s more on the way. Max and Chloe won’t quite be making it to Hollywood, but thanks to a deal with Legendary and Square Enix, they’ll be starring in their own live-action digital series.
The deal also sees dj2 Entertainment on board, working with the team who produced the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie (what?) for Sony.
Greg Siegel, Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Legendary Digital Studios explains the decision to adapt the game was a no-brainer:
Life is Strange is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay. 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.
Unfortunately, that’s about all we know about the series. Like the game, it will follow the story of Max Caulfield, photography enthusiast, high-school senior, and time master. She and her best friend Chloe Price investigate the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, and stumble upon a darker side to life in idyllic Arcadia Bay.
The original episodic game series of Life is Strange has won a stack of awards – including more than 75 Game of the Year listings, plus the Peabody Award, the Golden Joysticks Performance of the Year, the Game Awards Games for Impact Award and the BAFTA for Best Story.
…it’s little wonder then that Legendary, Square Enix and dj2 are currently trying to find the perfect writer for the adaptation – they’ve got some big shoes to fill!