Annapurna Interactive has officially announced that it will be adapting its award-winning 2022 cat adventure game, Stray, into a movie. The movie adaptation currently does not have a director attached to it nor any other information to go on, though Annapurna noted that it plans to adapt other games in its library into movies and television shows.
Annapurna Interactive will be “ramping up” its subsidiary company Annapurna Animation, exclusively focused on developing new animated features based on its IPs. Annapurna Pictures previously revived the 2023 Netflix animated movie Nimona. Nick Bruno and Julie Zackary, producers on Nimona, will be leading Annapurna Animation with Zackary named head of animation production.
One of the studio’s first orders of business is to adapt Stray into a movie, which seems likely to be animated given the company’s track record so far. Additionally, Annapurna also announced Foo, a new animated project from Robots and Ice Age director Chris Wedge. Bruno is also directing an untitled original feature and “actively developing several new original ideas.”
At first glance, Stray seems perfect for a movie adaptation. The game has often been compared to the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots (for obvious plot-related reasons) but it has a lot of heart and charm that could translate very well to another medium. Furthermore, it’s also a very short game clocking in at around 4-5 hours for the story, which means a movie adaptation could easily rework the narrative for movie length.
After spending over a year as a PlayStation console exclusive (as well as PC), Stray finally launched on Xbox platforms last month. It also became one of the highest user-rated games on Steam in 2022, going on to win several awards at The Game Awards last year including Best Indie Game and Best Debut Indie, as well as being nominated for Best Action/Adventure and Game of the Year.
Stray is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: PlayStation LifeStyle