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The Long Dark is Being Turned into a Movie

Hinterland Studios and producer Jeremy Bolt, have revealed that they’re partnering to make Hinterland’s upcoming title, The Long Dark, into a movie.

Following a long stint in Early Access on Steam and then in Game Preview on Xbox One, The Long Dark has finally launched. However, for those who don’t have the time to try and survive in the Canadian wilderness, the movie adaptation might be more your thing.

Hinterland Studios and Bolt, who produced the Resident Evil movies, have announced a partnership to bring The Long Dark to the big screen. This isn’t just a pipe dream either as a short film titled Elegy, which you can see below, acts as both a game trailer as well as a teaser for the upcoming flick.

“I was immediately taken by the game’s stunningly immersive landscapes, eerily solitary and realistic nature,” Bolt said in a press release. “It is an existential tale of moral, emotional and physical endurance with strong characters to build on; it is also a mystery. It is an honor to try to do justice to it on film.”

Since its introduction into Early Access, the game’s sandbox mode helped it achieve more than 1.3 million sales, and has become a pretty well-known title in amongst the streaming and “let’s play” communities. The full game itself features the first two of five narrative episodes, as well as a sandbox mode.

There are only a few details on the movie so far, apparently Van Lierop is expected to write the script, however there’s currently no cast for the flick.