Bendy Movie Announced, Jumanji Film Studio Attached
The Bendy game series, which began with Bendy and the Ink Machine, will officially get a movie adaptation from Radar Pictures, according to a new tweet.
The tweet does not include a release window or other details. But it does mention the original game developer Joey Drew Studios.
Bendy and the Ink Machine is a survival horror indie darling from 2017. The story unfolds over the course of multiple chapters, as the hero eludes vintage cartoon characters in an old animation studio.
Bendy eventually expanded into a series, including both a prequel and a sequel. The original game was very short, relying on atmosphere and mythology, akin to Poppy Playtime.
So, the additional lore in the prequel and sequel is likely necessary to create a feature length film.
The movie adaptation could also create entirely new characters. Fortunately, Joey Drew Studios appears to be involved in the movie adaptation.
Radar Pictures has been prolific in Hollywood for years. The studio is probably best known for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and its sequel.
This suggests Bendy’s movie could have a much larger budget than a comparable movie like Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Although the FNAF movie adaptation received some mixed reviews from critics, many fans of the source material made it a success.
Although Bendy is a smaller IP than FNAF, it will likely aim for the same results.
Fans are currently speculating that a movie adaptation of the Bendy universe could naturally include both animation and live action, given the premise.
Coincidentally, developer Joey Drew Studios has previously released a fake live-action trailer for a would-be streaming series based on Bendy.
That Bendy trailer was an April Fool’s joke in 2021, but now it could hint at the movie adaptation approach.
For more on the latest game adaptations, you can read about the Fort Solis adaptations for film and TV, announced earlier this month.