Sega is reportedly developing film versions of its classic titles Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone. This news coming after the firm’s Sonic the Hedgehog adaptation was a $300 million box office smash.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the firm will partner with Picturestart to adapt the games – a production company most recently responsible for the 2022 comedy-drama Cha Cha Smooth.
It comes after Sonic the Hedgehog, starring Jim Carrey as a mad scientist, was a huge big-screen hit. Additionally, Sonic‘s Producer Toru Nakahara said to be taking the same role in the two new projects.
Comix Zone is a 1999 “side-scrolling” adventure game where the protagonist is pulled into a universe by a supervillain. While Space Channel 5 from 2002 followed a news reporter fighting off an alien invasion using the power of dance.
The Comix Zone film is said to have the title Zone. And the plot reportedly involves a comic book creator and a queer writer of color who are sucked into a comic. The pair then have to work together to stop a supervillain from wreaking chaos on the world. Mae Catt will write the film along with Sega producer Kagasei Shimomura.
The Space Channel 5 adaptation is set to be a comedy titled Channel 5. The story will revolve around a fast-food worker contacted by a reporter from the future who needs his help to save the world from invading aliens – before they decide to fight back by dancing.
The film is reportedly being written by Barry Battles and Nir Paniry, with Sega game director Takumi Yoshinaga joining the team.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in