Legendary Digital Studios announced today that it is teaming with Japanese game developer Square Enix to turn their video game “Life Is Strange” into a digital series.
The project will be developed with Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of dj2 Entertainment, who recently produced the animated series “Skulls of the Shogun” for Legendary-owned Nerdist Industries, as well as the upcoming film “Sonic the Hedgehog” for Sony Pictures.
“Life Is Strange” follows photography enthusiast Max Caulfield, a high-school senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price. The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, which leads them to uncover a dark side to life in their hometown.
Square Enix’s “Life Is Strange” has garnered over 75 Game of the Year honors, as well as the BAFTA for Best Story and a Peabody Award. Square Enix’s other gaming franchises include “Final Fantasy,” “Dragon Quest” and “Kingdom Hearts.”
“Life is Strange” was brought into Legendary Digital Studios by Cory Lanier, the company’s manager of development and production, who will oversee the project with Siegel.
“’Life is Strange’ is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay,” said Siegel in a statement. “It lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings.”
Legendary Digital Studios, Square Enix and dj2 are currently meeting with potential writers for the series adaptation.