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DreamWorks Animation And Story Kitchen Are Partnering For Future Video Game Film Adaptations

Some big things on the way!

As reported by Deadline, DreamWorks Animations has entered into a strategic partnership with Story Kitchen – a recently-formed media company working on a number of video game film and TV projects – in an effort to bolster its line-up of video game IP adaptations.

Currently no projects have been announced or are in development as part of this collaboration, but more is expected to come soon to combine DreamWorks Animation’s expertise in building animated worlds and Story Kitchen’s eye for video game adaptation. Story Kitchen has a number of adaptation projects under its belt or in the works including Tomb Raider, Vampire Survivors, Disco Elysium, It Takes Two, Life Is Strange and a heap more along with work on the recent Sonic the Hedgehog films.

“We’re incredibly excited to work with DreamWorks Animation as our first -official- film partner, since SK launched in 2022,” Story Kitchen said in a statement shared by Deadline.

It’s the latest news in an ever-growing push for games to enter the sphere of movies and TV, especially off the backs of recent success stories like HBO’s The Last of Us, Prime Video’s Fallout and of course the Sonic films. There are still some pretty huge things to look forward to on that front including Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Borderlands and Minecraft movies, second seasons of The Last of Us and Fallout, a God of War series, Mortal Kombat 2 and many, many more.

Most recently, SK revealed it will be working with New Zealand’s Black Salt Games to produce a live-action feature film based on last year’s excellent indie eldritch horror fishing game, Dredge, that will focus primarily on the game’s unsettling atmosphere and Lovecraftian beasties. “Think The Sixth Sense on the water. A grounded atmospheric cosmic horror blend of HP Lovecraft and Ernest Hemingway,” is how the film is being described.