Rights secured for adaptation of DONTNOD’s RPG

Vampyr, the high-stake role-playing game from Life Is Strange developer DONTNOD, will get a television series based on it, with rights secured by the FOX21 network.

Wonderland Sound and Vision, studio behind the likes of the OC and Chuck, will handle production of the TV adaptation alongside dj2 Entertainment – content production studio behind the likes of the upcoming 2019 live action Sonic movie.

CEO of DONTNOD, Oskar Guilbert, was quoted in a statement: “We believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show. This is a new and exciting way for fans of the game, as well as the uninitiated, to enter and engage with Vampyr’s rich, deep story. We cannot wait to see how the talented team at FOX21 will bring out the darkly atmospheric universe of our game into television.”

Jurgen Goeldner, CEO of Focus Home Interactive – publisher of Vampyr – said: “We are delighted to partner with FOX21 for the adaptation of VAMPYR into a TV series. DONTNOD has created a uniquely dark, immersive world with deep narration, which has made VAMPYR already a modern video game classic. We cannot wait to see FOX21 bring all of their talent and experience in launching a TV show that will allow an even wider audience to discover the fantastic universe of VAMPYR.”

dj2 Entertainment also partnered with DONTNOD on Life is Strange, with the existing relationship allowing the team to come in on Vampyr’s TV show. “We’re excited to collaborate with our friends at FOX21, Wonderland, and the rest of the creative team we’re assembling,” said dj2 CEO Dmitri Johnson.

No dates have been released as of yet for the production.

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