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Swedish film IRL blends The Secret World and real life

Funcom's conspiracy-laden The Secret World game will play a "central part" in the upcoming film IRL, according to a press release from the developer.

Directed by Erik Leijonborg, IRL will use star Valter Skarsgard as Elias, a high school student who uses the massively multiplayer online role-playing game as an escape.

"I liked the story straight away and told the producers I would be right person for directing it," Leijonborg said in an interview on the game's official website. "IRL is the story about Elias who lives his life in two worlds. In the real world he is not a very happy person, but in his 'computer world' he can escape and be a happier and true person. Bad things happen to Elias in school and also on the net. In the game, on the chat, Elias has a really god friend and she helps him out with his problems."

You can watch the Swedish language trailer for IRL above. It's set for an Oct. 25 premier in Sweden. For more on the game that will soon appear in film, you can read Polygon's review of The Secret World.

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