Princess in Another Castle will be a feature length expansion on the story and theme's of 2012's Escape.
If you missed Kennedy Baruch's short film Escape back in 2012, you should really watch it. Granted, it's a pretty danged heartbreaking slice of video that we wouldn't recommend watching if you plan on being happy for the hour following. That said, it's also a powerful exploration of the pains of a troubled childhood, as well as the power of videogames to serve as an empowering release in dire circumstances.
In turn, Escape earned a ton of critical acclaim when it first released, something that its creator, Kennedy Baruch, took very much to heart. He apparently spent 2013 developing an even more fleshed out take on the concepts of Escape. Unveiled in a recent announcement trailer, Princess in Another Castle will follow a similar storyline (socially maligned girl with bad home life escapes into videogames), but will have a feature length run-time of 90 minutes as opposed to the original's nine. The new film will feature the young McKoy Musser in the star role of Danny.
In addition to a longer length and a new/expanded cast, the film will also take place in 1996 and center around NES games as opposed to Escape, which was more modern and showcased the GameCube. The film will also take some artistic liberties such as pretending that the Japan-only game Mother was released in the United States. Baruch says this will be done because "the plotline of that game fits Danny perfectly." We've reached out to Baruch for more information about the film, which we'll hopefully be able to share with you in the near future.
Source: Nintendo Life