Sega Adapting Space Channel 5, Comix Zone Movies – The Hollywood Reporter


With a 3rd Sonic the Hedghog film now within the works, Sega, the online game firm behind the worldwide hit, is now focusing on different titles for adaptation.

Sega has partnered with Picturestart, the banner behind the just lately launched Am I Ok? and Sundance hit Cha Cha Real Smooth, to develop movie diversifications of two of its Nineteen Nineties online game titles, Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone.

Channel 5, a comedy/dance adaptation of the cult-classic 1999 dance sport, will inform the story of a hapless fast-food employee who’s recruited by a freedom reporter from the longer term to save the world from aliens utilizing the one factor that unites all folks on the planet: our love of foolish viral dances.

That venture is being written by Barry Battles and Nir Paniry. Battles wrote and directed The Baytown Outlaws, a 2012 crime comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria. Paniry wrote and directed Extracted, a sci-fi drama nominated for the Emerging Visions Award at South by Southwest.

Zone, an adaptation of the cult console sport, follows a jaded comedian ebook creator and a younger, queer author of shade who, when sucked into the ultimate concern of his common sequence, should put apart their variations to cease a harmful supervillain from sowing full destruction. In the method, they wittily discover the ever-evolving artwork of storytelling itself. 

Zone will probably be written by Mae Catt, whose credit embrace writing on the Emmy-winning animated DC sequence Young Justice, and the How to Train Your Dragon spinoff sequence, Dragons: The Nine Realm. She was additionally a author on Netflix’s Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy.

Royce Reeves-Darby and Erik Feig are overseeing each initiatives for Picturestart and can produce alongside the corporate’s Samie Kim Falvey. Picturestart already has a toe in online game diversifications because it is likely one of the corporations producing Borderlands, Lionsgate’s fantasy based mostly on the Gearbox/2K Games online game.

Sega’s Toru Nakahara, producer for the Sonic the Hedgehog film franchise in addition to government producer for Sonic Prime TV sequence, will produce the 2 diversifications. Takumi Yoshinaga, Sega online game director, will be part of the group for Channel 5 whereas Kagasei Shimomura, Sega’s online game producer, will be part of the group for Zone.    

Battles is repped by CAA and Bellevue Productions whereas Paniry is repped by Bellevue. Catt is repped by Writ Large.

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