Sega Adapting Space Channel 5, Comix Zone Movies – The Hollywood Reporter
With a third Sonic the Hedgehog Sega, the video game company behind the massive global success, is now eyeing other titles for adaptation.
Sega has partnered with Picturestart, the banner behind I agree? and Sundance hit Cha Cha is so smoothto develop movie adaptations of two of the 1990s video game titles, 5 . spatial channel and Comix area.
Channel 5a comedy/dance film adaptation of the hit classic dance game of 1999, which will tell the story of a brilliant fast food salesman who is recruited to the rescue by a freelance reporter from the future. world from aliens using a thing that unites everyone. on the planet: our love of silly viral dances.
That project is being written by Barry Battles and Nir Paniry. The battles are written and directed The Baytown Outlaws, a 2012 crime comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria. Paniry wrote and directed Extracteda sci-fi television series nominated for the South by Southwest Emerging Image Awards.
Region, an adaptation of the hit console game, follows a funny comic creator and a young, black writer who, as he gets caught up in the final issue of his popular series, must Put aside their differences to stop a dangerous super criminal from spreading total destruction. In the process, they intelligently discover the ever-evolving art of storytelling itself.
Region will be written by Mae Catt, whose credits include writing about DC’s Emmy-winning animated series Young Justiceand How to Train Your Dragon spinoff series, Dragons: The Nine Realms. She is also a writer on Netflix’s Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy.
Royce Reeves-Darby and Erik Feig are overseeing both projects for Picturestart and will produce alongside the company’s Samie Kim Falvey. Picturestart has a foot in the video game adaptation business as it is one of the production companies BorderlandsLionsgate’s fantasy based on the Gearbox/2K Games video game.
Sega’s Toru Nakahara, producer for Sonic the Hedgehog film franchise as well as executive producer for Sonic Prime TV series, will produce two adaptations. Takumi Yoshinaga, Sega video game director, will join the team for Channel 5 while Kagasei Shimomura, Sega’s video game producer, will join the team for Region.
The battles are represented by CAA and Bellevue Productions while Paniry is represented by Bellevue. Catt is represented by Writ Large.