Controversial Horror Game Martha Is Dead Is Getting a Silver-Screen Treatment

Martha is Dead

A game so controversial that it got censored on the PlayStation platform is getting adapted into a movie—Martha is Dead.

The movie adaptation is a collaborative project between the game’s Italian developer LKA, UK publisher Wired Productions, and Swedish film production company Studios Extraordinaires.

Luca Dalcò, LKA founder and the game’s writer and designer, said “Every element of Martha is Dead was created with extraordinary precision and care”.

“The narrative’s complexity was meticulously planned, visualized, and even shaped with a cinematic quality in mind. Bringing this to life as a film is a dream come true,” he added.

Martha is Dead, which was released in February 2022, has a simple premise that pits the game’s protagonist Giulia in a dark mystery, following the demise of her twin sister Martha.

While the game is largely applauded for its vividly detailed landscapes, set in 1944 Tuscany, the game was also known for its controversy. In particular, the game’s graphic depiction of the macabre that Sony found too graphic for its gaming platforms.

Due to the sensitivity of some of the game’s contents, Martha is Dead was released with censorship on both PS4 and PS5. Meanwhile, Xbox and PC gamers can experience the game in its entirety as the censored contents were never removed.