Cat’s Out of the Bag
Oh great. Another video game movie is coming out. But wait, that’s not all there is to it. The game in question is 2022’s prospective GOTY Stray. It launched on PlayStation and PC, but recently landed on Xbox. On all fours, of course.
What gives this film adaptation some hope is the studio behind it. Annapurna Interactive the publisher of the game, but Annapurna Animation will be producing the movie. Hopefully, this means that the integrity of the game will be translated well into the film adaptation.
Robert Baird, lead at Annapurna Animation, said this about the game: “This is a game that’s all about what makes us human, and there are no humans in it. It’s a buddy comedy about a cat and a robot, and there’s such a hilarious dynamic. So, there’s comedy inherent in this, but there’s not one human being in this movie. I think it’s one of the reasons why the game was incredibly popular, that you are seeing the world through the point of view of an adorable cat. How did they pull that off, and how are we going to pull that off in the movie? We will, even though sometimes it feels impossible, but we know that’s the essence of the game and the key to telling the story.”
An animated ‘STRAY’ movie is in the works.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) September 5, 2023
Stray has no spoken dialogue from the automatons the cat meets. That will likely change in the film, which will create opportunities for connections between the cat and B-12, and perhaps some other characters.
Stray is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
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