Video Game ‘Poppy Playtime’ Gets Horror Film Adaptation

by Thomas Tuna

How scary can a toy factory be? Wait and see.

Poppy Playtime–a survival horror video game from MOB Games–is being developed into a film by Studio71, according to a report on Deadline.

In the video game–released just last October–a former employee of Playtime Co. “receives a cryptic message on a VHS tape that prompts him to revisit the abandoned Playtime toy factory following the mysterious disappearance of the entire staff 10 years ago,” according to the description.

The goal of the game, as explained, is to explore the factory by solving various puzzles–while avoiding terrifying enemies–in order to solve the mystery behind the missing staff.

Roy Lee–the producer behind It, Godzilla vs. Kong and Salem’s Lot–reportedly is in early talks to lead the project, with other filmmakers being sought to bring the movie to life.

MOB Games president Zach Belanger said the developers “never could have imagined this game would become as popular as it is,” adding that the company is “beyond excited to work with Studio71 to transform Poppy into a feature film.”

Michael Schreiber of Studio71 said MOB Games’ vision for the game is “a vivid tapestry that allows the space for feature films that don’t retread on the narrative’s gameplay. Fans of the franchise are in store for a new storyline that stands alone as a terrifying and gripping saga.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the film adaptation of Poppy Playtime.

 

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