Life is Strange to be adapted for live-action web series

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July 27, 2016 by Kris Ligman

The critically-acclaimed serialized adventure game is well-known for its strong story and characters.

The announcements keep coming for Dontnod's Life is Strange, which just last week released the first chapter of its five-part serial for free on all platforms. Now, publisher Square Enix and Legendary Digital have announced the game will be adapted into a live-action web series.

"We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Square Enix, Dontnod Entertainment and [production company] dj2 to bring the world of Arcadia Bay to life in an exciting new way," said Greg Siegel, senior vice president of development and production at Legendary Digital, in conjunction with the announcement. "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."

Life is Strange tells the story of Max Caulfield and friend/love interest Chloe Price, as Max discovers she can rewind time and change the lives of people around her. The game has enjoyed widespread recognition and crossover appeal, as well as accolades from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Peabody Fellows. So it lends itself quite well to the digital television treatment, as one might imagine.

Currently there is no target airdate for the series or any crew attached to the production, apart from the company overseeing things, dj2. This production company is also attached to Legendary's upcoming CGI/live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, so this will be... an interesting one to keep an eye on, at any rate!

(h/t Polygon.)