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El Paso, Elsewhere Is Getting A Feature Film Adaptation

Hell yeah.

One of last year’s best indie releases, the neo-noir Max Payne-inspired third-person shooter, El Paso, Elsewhere, is the latest video game to be getting a feature film adaptation.

According to Deadline, the film will “centre on James Savage, who while recovering from a toxic relationship, confronts both his inner demons and enigmatic ex-girlfriend, Janet, before she executes a world-ending ritual. James navigates her reality-bending universe of ethereal monsters while facing the truth of his own addictions and skewed sense of self-worth, learning that the only route to love is through healing.”

Which sounds pretty wild, but realistically means that the film will be a pretty close match to its video game counterpart, which came from developer Strange Scaffold, led by Xalavier Nelson Jr. who also served as narrative director and voice actor for the lead role of James Savage.

The film version of Savage however, will reportedly be played by actor LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta, The Book of Clarence, Sorry to Bother You, Knives Out and plenty more), who’ll also be credited as a producer along with Colin Stark and Di Bonaventura Pictures.

We gave El Paso, Elsewhere a huge 9/10 in our review last year with James saying, “El Paso, Elsewhere takes a solid shooter foundation and elevates it with a compelling and raw look at humanity as told through a story of monsters and mythology. Outstanding performances, sharp writing, and some kick-arse combat collide to make a unique and memorable experience.”