Huggy goes Hollywood: Poppy Playtime movie announced, will be produced by Legendary Pictures

Huggy Wuggy and co. are hitting the big time because a Poppy Playtime has been announced. Legendary Pictures will be involved in bringing the game onto the silver screen.

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The Poppy Playtime movie announcement

Looks like someone’s following in the footsteps of Five Nights at Freddy’s. Developer Mob Entertainment has announced that it’s teaming up with Legendary Pictures to create a Poppy Playtime movie.

The announcement was made through the Mob Entertainment X (formerly Twitter) account with a picture of Poppy Playtime mascot Huggy Wuggy sitting in a director’s chair, along with a link to a Mob Entertainment blog post. The post explains that Mob Entertainment closed a deal with Legendary Pictures to create a live-action adaptation of their indie horror game. Both companies, along with Susan Montford and Don Murphy of Angry Films Entertainment as producers, will work together to create the motion picture.

Legendary has placed its new Poppy Playtime project into its video game adaptation space, with the possibility that it may be made into its own franchise if the movie is “made smartly.”

What is Poppy Playtime?

Poppy Playtime is an indie horror game where you play as a former employee of Playtime Co., who experimented with putting the literal souls of people into toys, with orphaned children being used as test subjects (that got dark real fast). The ex-employee is called back to the Playtime Co. factory (which also served as a testing facility for the company’s experiments) after being sent a letter and a VHS tape, with instructions to “find the flower.”

However, all hell breaks loose once the player enters the dilapidated factory as they attract the attention of Huggy Wuggy, a large, sentient, and hostile toy that serves as a guard. After defeating Huggy, the player releases Poppy, a small doll whose hair smells like poppy flowers, from the cabinet she was locked in.

This makes up the first chapter of the game, with the following chapter involving the player rescuing Poppy from another monstrous toy (Mommy Long Legs). The third chapter sees the player exploring an underground orphanage and dealing with yet another hostile toy (CatNap) that breathes red mist that causes hallucinations. The first chapter is free while the other two chapters are paid content. Since Mob Entertainment hasn’t wrapped up this story, there will be more chapters in the future.

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Like with some horror games, Poppy Playtime has gotten famous thanks to Let’s Plays and people dissecting the lore and creating theories (game theories!) about what’s going on in the story. There’s also a free-to-play, asymmetrical multiplayer game set in this universe called Project: Playtime, where six players who work for Playtime Co. are trying to build a big toy. There’s also a seventh player controlling a monster who opposes their objective and they have one job: slaughter ‘em all. Continuity-wise, it’s set before Poppy Playtime and is currently in Steam early access.

Poppy Playtime can even be found in Roblox. Poppy Playtime: Forever is a game in Roblox where players can play around in maps themed around the game, as well as make their own maps.

As is tradition with indie horror games, there’s a lore book about Playtime Co. and the abominations residing within the factory and adorable plushie versions of the monsters that you can buy (not to worry, they won’t come to life and kill you… I think).

There are also backpacks and shirts you can buy to show your love for the franchise and confuse people who have no clue as to what your shirt references. Mob Entertainment has also partnered up with the Scholastic Corporation to pump out books showcasing more of Playtime Co. and all of its murderous mascots (Scholastic also published that aforementioned lore book). Freddy Fazbear and Scott Cawthon would be proud.

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