We Happy Few as a Featured Film
For those of you that probably forgotten like I almost did about the upcoming eccentric video game “We Happy Few“. I mean the last I heard was the demo they set out last year and I was a bit worried about what is happening with the game and boom I get an e-mail talking about a movie adaptation coming out from Gold Circle Films. Okay, so I am not silly, as of right now it is still in Early access at half the price for 30 dollars. I will get into that with another post. So yes, We Happy Few movie in the works and I am all for this.
We Happy Few is a videogame set in an isolated English town in an “alternate 1960s” where government-imposed, drug-induced happiness masks gruesome violence and conceals a nefarious mystery. One resident, free of the drug’s effects, risks his life to learn why his home is a bizarre open-air prison.
WHF is being produced by Paul Brooks’ Gold Circle Films and dj2 Entertainment’s Dmitri M. Johnson and Dan Jevons, with dj2’s Stephan Bugaj executive producing.
I previewed the game last year and it already felt like an interactive movie with the same vibe as the Bioshock series. I like the idea of mind manipulation and you being the only one to break out of the habit to view the world as it is. The whole cloak and dagger style of a society controlled by a happy drug makes a great story of censorship that we deal with all the time. It reminds of that movie “Brain Candy” by kids in the hall, but not comedic.
Guillaume Provost, head of the game’s developer, Compulsion Games, says, “Dmitri, Stephan and Dan approached us enthusiastically and with really solid ideas about how to adapt our game to film, while retaining its menace, dark humor, and central themes. We’re gratified at how they and Gold Circle have taken to the project.”
I know some of us are a bit on edge when a video game is turned into a movie, but so far we had a few good ones. At least with We Happy Few, it should not be too hard to do a movie since the game’s story line is straight forward. I am just wondering if they can bring in the same visuals as the game since it is a beautiful fantastic world and the transition when you are coming off the drugs will be an interesting scene transition. The only other movies that did great scene transitions that well was “Dark City”, “Doctor Strange” and “Inception”.
All we can do is wait and see, but for now, you can check out the early access of We Happy Few which is available now on Steam and Xbox One. I really need to talk about this “early access” thing some more in another post.
I am not entirely sure how could play which characters in the game as far as actors, but maybe you the reader can shed some light on that topic in the comments below. – Beast Out –