The unexpected success of the Sonic films has clearly caught SEGA’s eyes. Some have wondered if another SEGA franchise will get the movie treatment as the Blue Blur has. That seems to be the case, as in addition to a third Sonic movie, two more classic SEGA games will receive movie adaptations.
Given SEGA’s huge library of titles, choosing these two relatively obscure properties might seem odd. But given the success story that is the Sonic the Hedgehog movie series, these two upcoming releases might prove to be another set of hits.
Turning two obscure SEGA games into a movie
SEGA is partnering with film studio Picturestart. They’re responsible for films like Cha Cha Real Smooth, Am I OK?, and the upcoming Borderlands movie. Hollywood Reporter revealed a few details about the upcoming projects, including writers and synopses.
Space Channel 5 tells the story of “a hapless fast-food worker who is recruited by a freedom reporter from the future to save the world from aliens using the one thing that unites all people on the planet: our love of silly viral dances.” Barry Battles (The Baytown Outlaws) and Nir Paniry (Extracted) are writing this script.
Comix Zone stars “a jaded comic book creator and a young, queer writer of color who, when sucked into the final issue of his popular series, must put aside their differences to stop a dangerous supervillain from sowing complete destruction.” Mae Catt (Young Justice, DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realm) is the scriptwriter.
What do you think of these upcoming projects? Which SEGA games do you want to see adapted to a movie? Let us know!
Via Hollywood Reporter.