Stray Animated Movie is in the Works

by William D’Angelo , posted on 06 September 2023 / 2,119 Views

Annapurna Animation is working on an animated movie based on the video game Stray, according to Entertainment Weekly.

"This is a game that’s all about what makes us human, and there are no humans in it," said Robert Baird, who leads Annapurna Animation with Andrew Millstein. "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."

He added Stray has a "sort of ‘hopepunk’ vibe. I love that term, hopepunk. I think, if we are going to do this adaptation justice, this is going to be the first and greatest hopepunk movie that’s ever been made."

Stray released for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC in July 2022, and for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One in August 2023.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D’Angelowas first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his ownYouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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