I haven't played We Happy Few since it first entered Xbox Game Preview in August of past year, and at that stage it was definitely at the wonky end of a work in progress.
Revealed in 2015, We Happy Few has been playable in incomplete form via Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preivew since July 2016. It's still in beta on PC and in the preview program on Xbox One.
Variety reports that Compulsion Games has teamed up with Gold Circle Entertainment (Pitch Perfect) and dj2 Entertainment to develop a film based on the upcoming dystopian game. Gold Circle's Paul Brooks and dj2 Entertainment CEO Dmitri M. Johnson and Chief Content Officer Dan Jevons will produce the project with dj2's Stephan Bugaj serving as executive producer.
It doesn't sound like the project is very far along at present.
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Compulsion Games has partnered with dj2 Entertainment to make the movie.
"Our commitment", says Johnson, "is to make a movie that remains true to and expands on its great source material".
Dj2 is also now working on Sleeping Dogs and Sonic the Hedgehog films.
Maybe though, just maybe, We Happy Few can do something to chisel away at that mindset. We still don't know how We Happy Few will turn out as a video game, and for that reason it probably stands a better chance at being a decent movie. This could actually be a video game adaptation worth keeping an optimistic eye on.