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We Happy Few is being adapted into a feature film

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We Happy Few is the title of an upcoming dystopian drug-addled video game, but it's also a phrase that could describe the audiences of video game movies. Films based on gaming properties have a well-deserved reputation for sucking, the exceptions being far too rare to undo that perception.

Maybe though, just maybe, We Happy Few can do something to chisel away at that mindset. According to a report from Variety, Gold Circle Films and dj2 Entertainment have partnered to produce the film adaption. No names have yet been attached to the project.

What We Happy Few has going for it is an honest-to-goodness lack of expectations. Video game movies often fall flat because they can't measure up to the memories players hold dear from when they first experienced Doom or Assassin's Creed or World of Warcraft or Street Fighter or [insert literally any game that's good but movie that's bad here].

We Happy Few has none of that going for it because it's not even a complete dang game yet. It's still in beta on PC and in the preview program on Xbox One. Instead, it's the ideas and themes that the producers will try to transfer to film, a direction that affords itself a hell of a lot more creative license. We still don't know how We Happy Few will turn out as a video game, and for that reason it probably stands a better chance at being a decent movie.

"We Happy Few" Videogame Getting Movie Adaption (Exclusive) [Variety]

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  • We Happy Few is getting a season pass and a free sandbox update - Chris Carter
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  • We Happy Few hits PC, PS4, and Xbox One this August - Jordan Devore
  • We Happy Few refused classification in Australia, developer 'looking into it' - Chris Carter
  • We Happy Few hit with a minor delay so the developer can rearrange part of the story - Brett Makedonski
  • We Happy Few's Bobby action figure coming to keep the downers down - Rich Meister
  • We Happy Few is coming to PS4 now and it's being published by Gearbox - Brett Makedonski
  • Starting next week, We Happy Few will cost $50.99 - Jordan Devore
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