Games are taking over the silver screen yet again
It seems like just about every game these days is slated to be adapted to film or TV, and Hazelight Studio’s Game of the Year winner It Takes Two is next up on that list of adaptations. As exclusively reported by Variety this morning, the studio is teaming up with dj2 Entertainment for the project, who are best known for producing the Sonic movie and its sequel.
Hazelight’s founder and It Takes Two‘s creative director Josef Fares shared his thoughts: “Creating the world and story in It Takes Two was so much fun for me and the team. Since it has a strong narrative with many crazy characters and just as crazy co-op action moments, the potential is huge for a great adaption to film or television.”
As of now, there isn’t any particular studio or network attached to the project, but according to Variety’s sources, there’s a multi-party bidding war going on to see who snags the idea. We do know who the writers are, though — Pat Casey and Josh Miller, who have also written both of the Sonic films.
In addition to the It Takes Two adaptation, dj2 also has some other gaming-to-film/TV projects in the works, like a live-action Life is Strange show, an animated Tomb Raider show for Netflix, and the adaptation I am personally most excited for, a live-action Disco Elysium series.
I have this theory that video game adaptations are going to be the next big thing to take over box offices and streaming services after the big superhero boom, and news like this further confirms that hunch. We’re still a few years out from a complete takeover, but after the massive success of shows like The Witcher and Arcane, it’s really only a matter of time before the rest of the entertainment industry catches up.