Life is Strange Isn't too Strange for a Live-Action Series

Life is Strange Isn't too Strange for a Live-Action Series

Legendary is adapting Dontnod's time-bending adventure for television.

Legendary Digital Studios and Square Enix have announced a live-action adaptation of Dontnod Entertainment's Life is Strange. The episodic adventure followed the life of Max Caulfield, a young photography student who finds she can bend time around her while saving her former best friend, Chloe Price. Together, the pair has to figure out who is behind the disappearance of Chloe's friend Rachel Amber.

Legendary Digital Studios has previously produced the Dead Rising films, Watchtower and Endgame, for online streaming platform Crackle. The series will be produced with the help and input of Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of DJ2 Entertainment. DJ2 Entertainment is a transmedia company, previously having been involved in Aftermath, a game produced in collaboration with zombie director George Romero, an animated web series based on Skulls of the Shogun, and the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film with Sony Pictures.

"Life is Strange is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay," said Legendary Digital Studios senior vice president of Development and Production Greg Siegel. "It lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings. We couldn't be more excited to partner with Square Enix, Dontnod Entertainment and DJ2 to bring the world of Arcadia Bay to life in an exciting new way."

"We're proud and excited to be working alongside Legendary to realise a new version of Arcadia Bay and Blackwell Academy complete with our rich cast of realistic, believable characters and memorable events," said Jon Brooke, VP Brand and European Marketing at Square Enix.

The first episode of Life is Strange is free to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac and PC.

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