The success of the Sonic films internationally got the better of SEGA, which ordered two films from several other franchises.
Adaptations of video games in cinemas or on SVOD platforms are popular. The proof is on the side of Netflix, Amazon, HBO or even Paramount, which all multiply productions, as much as in the cinema where we have already had a few surprises – good and bad – in recent years. One of the most resounding successes is undoubtedly the adaptation of games sonicdespite a more than mixed start.
Whereas sonic 2 reiterated the good experience and that the third film is already on the way, SEGA wants to bet more on its franchises on the big screen. On Twitter, the firm announces that two other productions are being created, and not the least. Fans of retro games will have the pleasure of finding a film adapted from Space Channel 5 and another from Comix Zone.
Space divas, comic panels, and the movies!
SEGA is partnering withto produce film adaptations of Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone!
Which parts of these SEGA gems are you most excited to see played out on the big screen? 🎥
— SEGA (@SEGA)
Two iconic franchises
If the oldest among us already know these two licenses, some explanations are necessary for the youngest. Space Channel 5 is a rhythm and dance game released at the end of the 90s, in which intergalactic battle, report on alien technologies and eccentric dance battles mix. Hollywood Reporter reports that the film’s synopsis should “tell the story of a hapless fast food worker who is recruited by a reporter from the future to save the world from aliens using the one thing that unites everyone on the planet: their love of viral dances.”
A world where TikTok trends would have taken over reality. In a completely different style, Comix Zone is a beat ’em up which dates from 1995 and which tells the story of a cartoonist who finds himself trapped in his own comic strip. to get out of it, the only way is to overcome the tests imposed by the main antagonist… who is none other than the villain of the comic strip in question. As for the synopsis, Hollywood Reporter explains:
“[L’histoire suivra] a jaded comic book creator and young gay writer of color who, sucked in by the latest issue of his popular series, must put their differences aside to stop a dangerous supervillain from wreaking utter destruction. In doing so, they humorously explore the ever-evolving art of storytelling itself.”
Two beautiful projects that will be executed by the production company Picturesstart, which is already at the helm of the Borderlands film. For the moment, we do not know when these two films will be released, so we will have to be patient to discover them.