Media Molecule’s Dreams Is Being Used To Make A Feature Film

Dreams, the video game/ development tool hybrid from Little Big Planet creator Media Molecule, is being used to make a feature film.

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the film, titled A Winter’s Journey. It is set in Bavaria, in 1812, and according to Deadline, “follows an itinerant lovelorn poet who undertakes a hazardous walk across mountains, ice, and snow – a journey which will bring either death or a new life.” The most interesting aspect is that PlayStation’s Dreams will be partially used to make the feature film. It will blend live action with CG and painted animation, and is being directed by Alex Helfrecht. Hugh Welchman, director of Loving Vincent, the stylistic film about Vincent Van Gogh, will be producing.

Credit: Sony Pictures Classic

A Winter’s Journey features John Malkovich, Jason Isaacs, Marcin Czarnik, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Martina Gedeck, and introduces Gabriella Moran. This obviously will not be the first time someone has made a film with Dreams. But it is the first to be used in a feature film release. One of the biggest problems with Dreams is that users can’t export their projects outside of the game in an efficient way. So this could move the pseudo-game forward in a big and important way. 

It also isn’t much of a surprise that Sony will be behind the film, considering Dreams is a PlayStation exclusive. But it will be interesting to see if this encourages any other studios to try out the software for their feature films.  

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Featured Image Credit: Media Molecule/Sony Pictures Classic