The Dredge story is getting a live-action movie adaptation from the kitchen

April 9, 2024 by No Comments


As first reported By VarietySmash indie hit Dredge is officially getting a live-action movie adaptation, with production company Story Kitchen attached.

Story Kitchen has partnered with Dredge’s original developer Black Salt Games for the adaptation.

Today’s report also reveals the logline for the film, describing it as “The Sixth Sense’ on the water”. It adds that the approach is “a mixture of the grounded atmospheric cosmic horror of HP Lovecraft and Ernest Hemingway”.

Dredge first launched in March 2023 and still has overwhelmingly positive reviews on Steam. It was nominated twice for both Best Debut Indie Game and Best Independent Game at The Game Awards 2023.

Story Kitchen’s creatives have previously worked on other video game adaptations, including the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog series. Founder Dimitri M. Johnson also contributed to Netflix’s upcoming animated series Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft.

So, even though Story Kitchen is a relatively new studio, it has some experience with gaming adaptations.

Granted, some Sonic fans haven’t exactly been thrilled with recent adaptations. And the upcoming Knuckles series, which debuts later this month, has a consistent tone. So, it probably won’t win over any skeptics.

But Black Salt Games is directly involved, and it certainly helps steer things in the right direction. Even the logline revealed today suggests that the approach will stay true to the cinematic, psychological and sincere attitude of the source material.

Dredge is one of the many games to have a movie adaptation announced recently. A few weeks ago, Margot Robbie’s studio revealed that she was working on a Sims movie. Furthermore, New Regency has announced that it will adapt Watch Dogs, a stealth action hit about hacking and vigilantes.


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