It’s been quite some time since we last heard about the Root Letter live-action Hollywood adaptation, but today we’ve learned that it’s not dead. As a matter of fact, you’ll be able to check it out in the near future. The debut trailer for Root Letter was released today, along with confirmation of a Sept. 1st, 2022 theatrical/streaming launch. Check out how things are coming along in the video above.

Directed by award-winning and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Sonja O’Hara (Mid-Century, Doomsday), and written by Tribeca Film Festival-winning screenwriter David Ebeltoft (Here Alone, the upcoming Blood for Dust), the film stars Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Keana Marie (Netflix’s Dash & Lily), with Mark St. Cyr (High School Musical: The Musical - The Series, the upcoming The Menu) and Lydia Hearst (Z Nation, the upcoming Slayers).

The film centers on Carlos (Ramirez), an impoverished teen from a fractured home, as he attempts to reconnect with Sarah (Marie), a school pen pal after he receives a desperate note from her claiming that she has killed someone. As Carlos travels to Sarah’s hometown and investigates, he uncovers a criminal plot involving Sarah’s fraught group of friends, and a chilling secret which has led to Sarah’s disappearance.

For those interested in checking out the game series that inspired the movie, you can pick up Root Letter: Last Answer on Switch right now for $30.

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2y ago

I completely forgot that they made a live action movie out of Root Letter...
I'm not exactly hyped though since it seems that they changed pretty much everything that made the original game what it was.