Fan-Made Life Is Strange Movie in Pre-Production

An unofficial live-action short film for developer Dontnod Entertainment’s Life Is Strange is in the works.

Independent production company Hand Me Down (HMD) Films is spearheading the project forward, with indie filmmaker Nathan Garduno directing the Life Is Strange movie.

Garduno took to the Life Is Strange subreddit to confirm that the movie has entered pre-production with a “large crew” supporting it, with the filming scheduled to begin in February 2016.

In the same thread, Garduno said that the team would be posting up-to-date news from the movie on a newly created Instagram account, lifeisstrange_shortfilm.

The movie’s Instagram account has revealed that Chloe Price’s bedroom will be one of the locations in the film, while another post confirms that the bathroom scene between Max, Chloe and Nathan from Episode 1: Chrysalis will be another segment recreated in the film.

Life Is Strange Movie

“First production meeting for Life Is Strange. I’m excited beyond words! Lots of work ahead of us!” Credit: lifeisstrange_shortfilm

“Just a couple days ago, I met our actress for Max and she couldn’t be more perfect! I bet you are curious who it is?” Garduno teased in an Instagram caption.

The Life Is Strange movie will be released sometime in 2016, according to HMD Films.

This isn’t the first case of a fan-made project occurring for Life Is Strange — and probably not the last — as news emerged last month that the title was in the process of being localized into Arabic.

Life Is Strange, which is available digitally on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, will be receiving its retail release in North America on January 19, 2016, and January 22 in Europe for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The physical version of Life Is Strange not only comes with all five episodes on a single disc, but it also includes a 32-page art book, director’s commentary and the official soundtrack.

Earlier this month, Life Is Strange publisher Square Enix confirmed an official release date for the Japanese version of Dontnod’s episodic title.

For more on Dontnod Entertainment’s story-driven episodic series, check out Hardcore Gamer’s full impressions on Life Is Strange here and also our individual reviews for Episode 1: ChrysalisEpisode 2: Out of TimeEpisode 3: Chaos TheoryEpisode 4: Dark Room and Episode 5: Polarized.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Totally excited, but curious how it will play out. Those who haven’t played the game will lack context.

  • Wort Igon

    I believe that making a movie that can live up to the experience we had when we played such a game is extremely hard, but if they manage, they can prepare themself for my most sincere praises, and at least 1 fan of the movie, who’ll probably watch it in cinema, because I lack a 3d tv for it at home, + huge screen always makes stuff even more impressive :3