We Happy Few Film Adaptation Begins Development
The Early Access title We Happy Few may be bringing its psychedelic world to the big screen with a newly-developing feature film adaptation.
Since debuting in an Early Access state in summer of last year, Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few combines an eerie, 1984-esque tale of a whacked-out, totalitarian society with the quirky charm of the psychedelic ’60s, with the game to (potentially) see a debut on the big screen.
In a report from Variety, the rights to a feature film adaptation of We Happy Few have been acquired by film producer Gold Circle Entertainment and production company dj2 Entertainment in collaboration with Compulsion Games. So far, the film adaptation is entering the very early stages of development, with Gold Circle’s Paul Brooks and dj2 Entertainment’s Dmitri M. Johnson and Dan Jevons to produce the film, while dj2’s Stephan Bugaj will serve as executive producer, while writers are still to be determined.
Compulsion Games’ head developer Guillaume Provost provided a statement on the developing project, explaining that “Dmitri, Stephan, and Dan approached us enthusiastically with really solid ideas about how to adapt our game to film while retaining its menace, dark humor, and central themes.” dj2 Entertainment CEO Dmitri M. Johnson also explained on behalf of the studio that “our commitment is to make a movie that remains true to the source material, while still surprising fans.”
Gold Circle has previously served as the producer of films such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding and the Pitch Perfect series, while dj2 Entertainment is currently developing a film adaptation of Sleeping Dogs starring Donnie Yen, which was previously reported on earlier this year, alongside an animated Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
We Happy Few is currently available on Xbox One and PC through the Xbox Games Preview Program and Steam Early Access.