It truly is the age of video-game-to-film adaptations, and there’s no better example than a game that was already intensely cinematic in nature becoming actually cinematic – in this case Supermassive Games’ PlayStation-exclusive breakout 2015 hit, Until Dawn.
As shared by Hollywood Reporter, Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation director David F. Sandberg is helming this adaptation, while the script comes from Blair Butler (The Invitation) and Gary Dauberman (It, Annabelle) so there’s some decent horror talent on board here, and the film is being described early as “an R-rated love letter to the horror genre, centering on an ensemble cast.”
The film is coming in part from PlayStation Productions, which has really ramped up its efforts to adapt PlayStation titles to screens both big and small, with recent releases including the Gran Turismo and Uncharted movies and TV adaptations of The Last of Us and Twisted Metal. Still on the way are films based on Days Gone, Ghost of Tsushima and Gravity Rush along with God of War and Horizon television series.
Shannon originally gave Until Dawn an 8/10 in his review way back in 2015, saying, “Until Dawn is a thrilling experience. For horror fans, this will be one of the best horror experiences that gaming has seen in years. It’s a perfect balance of story telling and gameplay and doesn’t drag on at all. I constantly found myself wanting to go back to find out what happened next which is rare in gaming narrative. Those looking for constant action may be disappointed, but I’d advise anybody who wants a unique and new experience to give it a go.”