“Martha Is Dead” will get the film adaptation

In a groundbreaking collaboration, Italian game studio LKA, UK publisher Wired Productions, and Swedish film-production company Studios Extraordinaires have announced an exclusive partnership for a feature film adaptation of the video game “Martha Is Dead”.

Set in the picturesque yet war-ravaged landscape of Tuscany in 1944, “Martha Is Dead” weaves a haunting narrative against the backdrop of World War II. Player’s step into the shoes of Giulia, a young woman ensnared in a chilling mystery following the death of her twin sister, Martha.

“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,” says Luca Dalcò, Founder and Director of LKA, writer and designer of “Martha Is Dead”. “Bringing this to life as a film is a dream come true.”

Celebrated for its breath-taking detail and realism, “Martha Is Dead”, has garnered worldwide critical acclaim for its ability to blend the lines between reality, superstition, and the tragedy of war, into a captivating mystery that keeps players on edge until the very end of the game.

“The game’s gripping narrative and unique setting make it a perfect candidate for a film adaptation,” says Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “We’re thrilled to join forces with Studios Extraordinaires to create a landmark cinematic experience, merging the artistry of gaming and filmmaking in an unprecedented way.”

The adaptation will be spearheaded by Studios Extraordinaires, a creative powerhouse by André Hedetoft and Andreas Troedsson that specializes in crafting high-end action, horror, and science-fiction films from original stories and extraordinary games.

“’Martha Is Dead’ is a narrative masterpiece, expertly weaving a spellbinding murder mystery from a young woman’s perspective in a way that’s never been done before,” says André and Andreas at Studios Extraordinaires. “We’re eager to bring this haunting tale to life, offering both fans and newcomers a cinematic tour-de-force, while staying true to the game’s soul-stirring essence.”

Currently in active development, the film adaptation of “Martha Is Dead” is being shaped in close collaboration with Luca Dalcò, Founder and Director of LKA, and the Creator of Martha Is Dead. André Hedetoft and Andreas Troedsson are attached on the feature film as co-directors. Alongside directing, André brings additional expertise as the screenwriter penning the script, while Andreas Troedsson is also taking on the role of cinematographer, ensuring both a visually stunning and meticulously crafted adaptation.


LKA is a leading and award-winning video games studio based in Florence, Italy. Founded more than 20 years ago and specialising in artistic production across media, LKA’s debut video game The Town of Light received critical acclaim, including a Drago D’Oro award for Greatest Artistic Achievement. Martha Is Dead continued the studio’s signature multi-layered narrative style combined with real world locations, after releasing in 2022.

Martha Is Dead is co-funded by the European Union through the Creative Europe Programme.


Wired Productions is an independent video games publisher based in Watford, UK. Wired has produced and published award-winning titles across all major platforms and its games are curated to deliver on its mantra: ‘Driven by Passion.’ Bringing games to market in both physical and digital media, recent notable launches include: Tin Hearts, The Last Worker, Tiny Troopers: Global Ops, Arcade Paradise, Martha Is Dead, The Falconeer, and Deliver Us The Moon. Upcoming titles include Gori: Cuddly Carnage, Hotel Architect and Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles.


Studios Extraordinaires is a creative powerhouse by Screenwriter and Director André Hedetoft and Director and DOP Andreas Troedsson, writing and making high-end action, horror, and science-fiction films, based on original stories and extraordinary games.

Their upcoming slate includes several exciting projects. This includes the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller “Fort Solis” based on the game from Fallen Leaf Studios that stars Roger Clark, Troy Baker, and Julia Brown. The psychological horror film “Martha is Dead” adapted from the critically acclaimed game by Italian game studio LKA. As well as “Echoes Never Dies” a cutting-edge original Swedish technothriller.

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