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Media Molecule’s Dreams Being Used to Make an Animated Movie

Media Molecule’s critically-acclaimed creation system, Dreams, is being used to make a professional animated movie for the first time ever.

Deadline has reported that Sony Pictures Classics has picked up rights to A Winter’s Journey, directed by Alex Helfrecht (The White King). The movie is based on Franz Schubert’s timeless classic song cycle Winterreise, and its animation team comprises of artists behind Oscar-nominated Loving Vincent.

Dreams PS4 will bring A Winter’s Journey world to life

A Winter’s Journey is officially described as a romantic and epic tale set in Bavaria in 1812, featuring live action with CG and painted animation. Dreams will be used build the world.

“Especially in these times, we feel a need to escape into a different world filled with beauty and timeless music,” Helfrecht told Deadline. “We’re lucky to be working with some of the world’s greatest actors, artists and musicians, and couldn’t think of a better partner than Sony Pictures Classics to bring our film to diverse audiences.”

Sony expressed its confidence in this unique endeavor, stating that it has “never quite seen a project like A Winter’s Journey before, which promises to marry world class cinema and extraordinary painting techniques with one of the great song cycles in musical history.”

Opinion: Dreams PS4 is the best commercial creation system

Zarmena writes… It’s hard to describe Dreams. I played through its campaign and tinkered with its creation tools, and was pleasantly surprised by the sheer amount of things Media Molecule packed into a single disc. Many instantly recognized back then that it was only a matter of time before Dreams went beyond the world of games, and here we are. I continue to be impressed by what Dreams and its community is capable of and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for it.

In other news, God of War‘s PC community has given us some weird mods, and Ubisoft has pulled the plug on Watch Dogs: Legion.

[Source: Deadline]