The movie industry is now looking to video games for inspiration, with a growing market for game adaptations. While it makes sense for games like Super Mario Bros Movie and Uncharted to get movie adaptations, it’s quite unexpected for the indie horror game Martha Is Dead to receive the same treatment. However, Wired Productions has announced that the game is being adapted into a feature film. Below are all the details, including the directors and writers involved.
Martha Is Dead Is Being Adapted Into a Movie
The critically acclaimed psychological horror game Martha Is Dead is the latest video game to be transformed into a movie. The movie is being produced by Swedish film-production company Studios Extraordinaires in partnership with the game’s developer, LKA, and publisher, Wired Productions. The aim is to closely adapt the game’s already cinematic story. The story follows Giulia, a young woman who becomes entangled in a chilling mystery after her twin sister, Martha, dies in the aftermath of World War 2.
According to Luca Dalcò, the Founder and Director of LKA and the original writer and designer of Martha Is Dead, the game’s story “was meticulously planned, visualized, and even shaped with a cinematic quality in mind.” He expressed that adapting Martha Is Dead into a film “is a dream come true.”
The co-directors of the film are André Hedetoft and Andreas Troedsson, while Hedetoft is in charge of the writing. Troedsson also serves as the film’s cinematographer. The duo founded Studios Extraordinaires, and they are also working on an adaptation of the sci-fi game Fort Solis. According to the press release, the film is “being shaped in close collaboration with Luca Dalcò.” This is promising for the fans of the game who would want its essence to be preserved in the movie.