Another World's intro gets a stunning live-action remake

Eric Chahi used cinematic techniques to great effect in Another World, and now you can see how the game's memorable intro would look if it were a live-action film, thanks to Another World: The Movie.

Made by Polish filmmaker Bartek Hlawka, Another World: The Movie isn't exactly a shot-for-shot remake of the game's opening cutscene, although much of the four-minute short film does hew closely to the cinematography of the original intro. Toward the end, Hlawka brings in some of the gameplay action from Another World — namely, Lester using his pistol to stay alive on the alien planet he's been transported to.

According to the project's website, Hlawka and more than 25 others spent over 800 hours putting together the piece, and they had the "full support" of Chahi. But Hlawka wasn't able to get all the shots he wanted, so he's now planning to expand this vignette into a short film approximately 15 minutes long that would take place in Another World's universe.

Another World, known in North America as Out of This World, was released in 1991 and is regarded as one of the seminal works of its era. It was part of the first 14 titles in the Museum of Modern Art's video game collection.

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