Movie adaptations of video games isn’t a new trend, and We Happy Few is the next to earn its own adaptation.
Variety is reporting that Gold Circle Entertainment, the studio that helped produce Pitch Perfect, has acquired the rights to We Happy Few and is currently in the early stages of developing the movie. Developer Compulsion Games has partnered with studio dj2 for the movie. The studio recently made headlines after it was announced that it would be producing an adaptation of Sleeping Dogs, which will star Donnie Yen, and the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
We Happy Few is still in Early Access mode on Steam, but the game is available to download. We Happy Few takes place in an alternative 1960s where the government has introduced a drug-induced form of happiness that hides criminal activities from its citizens. The actual game follows one resident who decides to rebel against the government by choosing to live freely without the drug.
There is no estimated release date for the movie, but it’s clear the studio has its sights set on adapting and developing some well known and interesting video game properties.