This is always a tricky time period for news stories, especially those that seem rather unexpected. But yes, Compulsion Games’ eerie first-person alternate ’60s British survival game We Happy Few is apparently now on track to get a film adaptation. This comes courtesy of help from producers Gold Circle Entertainment (best known for the Pitch Perfect films) and dj2 Entertainment (who are also working on a film adaptation of Sleeping Dogs), who approached Complusion with some ideas that they’re really excited about.
It's been tough keeping quiet about this, but here it is! https://t.co/nlTuEFqowv
— Compulsion Games (@CompulsionGames) April 1, 2017
Of course, more than a few people are puzzled as to why We Happy Few is getting the film treatment in the first place, especially considering that the game isn’t even finished yet, and still in Early Access. Still, the twisted smiles of Wellington Wells and its false utopia do make for some great material for a potential thriller, so here’s hoping that any project that comes out of this deal is a success. Then again, that’s assuming this ever fully gets off the ground in the first place, given the history of plans for video game film adaptations (of course, as Compulsion pointed up in a follow-up tweet, the production may very well take years anyway). Remember those plans for a live-action Mighty No. 9 film? Let that be a cautionary tale…