Time traveler Max Caulfield and her childhood friend Chloe Price will soon make the leap to live-action with “Life is Strange,” the Legendary Digital Studios adaptation of Square Enix’s acclaimed video game.
Developed by DONTDOD Entertainment, the five-episode adventure game follows Max and Chloe as they unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of a local girl. Max’s ability to rewind time plays a critical role in solving puzzles and negotiating the tense, prestigious high school environment that is Blackwell Academy in Arcadia Bay, Oregon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the digital series will be developed with Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of the transmedia company djt2 Entertainment, which produced of the recent “Sonic the Hedgehog” for Sony Pictures. Legendary Digital has adapted the video game series “Dead Rising” and the revival of the ’70s series “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl.”
“’Life is Strange’ is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay,” Greg Siegel, a senior vice president at Legendary Digital, said in a statement. “It lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Square Enix, DONTDOD Entertainment and dj2 to bring the world of Arcadia Bay to life in an exciting new way.”
The first episode of “Life is Strange” was recently made free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac and Windows.
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