Annapurna Interactive’s post-apocalyptic puzzle-platformer Stray is headed to the big screen. In an exclusive report by Entertainment Weekly, Annapurna Animation plans to adapt games from its indie game branch into a full-fledged films, with Stray being the first up for adaptation. An animated film based on Stray is currently in development, according to the report. The news follows the recent success of the studio’s debut film, Nimona.
“This is a game that’s all about what makes us human, and there are no humans in it,” said Robert Baird, co-head at Annapurna Animation in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “It’s a buddy comedy about a cat and a robot, and there’s such a hilarious dynamic. So, there’s comedy inherent in this, but there’s not one human being in this movie. I think it’s one of the reasons why the game was incredibly popular, that you are seeing the world through the point of view of an adorable cat. How did they pull that off, and how are we going to pull that off in the movie? We will, even though sometimes it feels impossible, but we know that’s the essence of the game and the key to telling the story.”
Unfortunately, the film studio did not reveal which other Annapurna games were in line to get the movie treatment alongside Stray. However, the indie studio boasts an impressive game catalogue that includes acclaimed titles like Florence, Journey, Twelve Minutes and plenty of others, making future adaptations from Annapurna seem promising.
Stay tuned for more updates and head over to the Annapurna Interactive website for more information.