Legendary’s TV adaptation of Sq. Enix online game Life is Unusual is getting a bit extra musical.
Award-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, together with Andrew Gertler, his accomplice at Everlasting Content material, have aboard to supervise music for the sequence, which is being developed by Legendary Tv and dj2 Leisure.
Additionally approaching board to kickstart the venture, which Legendary picked up in 2016, a yr after the sport was launched, is Nameless Content material, the banner behind buzzy sequence True Detective and 13 Causes Why.
Unusual isn’t precisely what involves thoughts when Hollywood tackles video video games. The sport isn’t a first-person shooter or epic sci-fi fantasy however slightly a sequence of compelling, story-driven journey video games that function a universe the place on a regular basis protagonists wield supernatural powers whereas coping with actual challenges, actual relationships, and actual feelings.
The story for the primary sport centered on images fanatic Max Caulfield, a high-school senior who discovers she will rewind time whereas saving her finest buddy Chloe Worth. The pair quickly discover themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow scholar Rachel Amber, which uncovers a darkish aspect to life of their city, Arcadia Bay.
Players responded to the journey sport, which has now grow to be a franchise with sequels and spinoffs. It has additionally gained a number of awards, the 2016 BAFTA for finest story and the inaugural Peabody Futures of Media Award, amongst them. The most recent entry, Life is Unusual: True Colours, will launch on September 10, 2021.
Mendes and Gertler will govt produce by way of their manufacturing banner, Everlasting Content material whereas Pleasure Gorman Wettels and Zack Hayden will exec produce for Nameless.
They be a part of dj2’s Dmitri M. Johnson, Howard Bliss and Dan Jevons.
Legendary Tv and AC Studios will function co-studios on the venture, with Legendary Tv appearing as lead studio.
Unusual is being developed by way of the primary look-deal between Legendary Tv and dj2 Leisure. The 2 corporations are engaged on beforehand introduced tv sequence, My Buddy Pedro and the anime sequence Tomb Raider, the latter being made for Netflix.
Mendes is understood for his high 20 hits resembling “Stitches,” “There’s Nothing Holding Me Again,” and “Senorita.” He and his supervisor Gertler created their TV and movie manufacturing firm Everlasting Content material as a three way partnership with Nameless. The corporate produced In Marvel, a documentary for Netflix centered on Mendes on a world tour. The corporate can also be engaged on a youth changemaker docu-series and a function titled Aku.
Mendes is repped by AG Artists.