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The discussion of video game adaptations for films and movies has been a major talking point recently. Between the success of the Mario and Sonic Movie, to the Last of Us, and now Fallout’s Prime Video series. It’s exciting to see our favorite series can be done in other mediums. It is all thanks to these successful adaptations. Now we have more news about another adaption to share, the horror fishing game Dredge.

Dredge isn’t the first to come to mind when thinking of movie adaptations. For those unfamiliar with the game, you can read our review. As well as Dredge was on our list of under-the-radar horror games list a little more than a year ago. So, why would this cosmic horror fishing game be made into a film, as reported by Eurogamer?

According to Eurogamer, the game’s creator is working on a live-action film adaptation. Black Salt Games has joined the production studio Story Kitchen. According to the report, this was founded in 2020 by “Sonic the Hedgehog film producer Dmitri M. Johnson and other film industry veterans.” Here’s what they said about the project:

We are excited to partner with such an experienced studio team to bring the world we created to live action and ignite the imagination of audiences across the globe

Nadia Thorne, Joel Mason, Alex Ritchie and Michael Bastiaens of Black Salt Games on the live action adaptation

According to Variety the official tagline is “Think ‘The Sixth Sense’ on the water. A grounded atmospheric cosmic horror blend of HP Lovecraft and Ernest Hemingway.” There was also a joint statement from Dmitri M. Johnson, Mike Goldberg, Dan Jevons, and Timothy I Stevenson on the project:

Dredge’ is a captivatingly eerie and profoundly rich story that had us completely hooked from the very beginning!”

Story Kitchen on bringing this fishing adventure to life

According to the Eurogamer article, Story Kitchen is adapting more games than just this one. We have the Netflix animated series Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft. We also have Streets of Rage, as well as Toe Jam & Earl and It Takes Two, which are Amazon projects. Even if we don’t know if these adaptations will be worthwhile, we’ll have plenty of opportunities soon.

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