SEGA announced the production of films based on its franchises Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone. Japanese publisher says it has signed a deal with a production company Picturestart on the part of the film adaptation of the games of the 1990s.
Comix Zone was released in 1995 on console Sega Genesis (Mega Drive in the US) followed by a PC port. The musical Space Channel 5 was released as two games for the Dreamcast and subsequently ported to the PS2 and Game Boy Advance.
According to information The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy-dance adaptation of Space Channel 5 tells the story of a hapless fast food worker who is recruited by a reporter from the future to save the world from aliens with silly viral dances. The writers are Barry Battles («Far Cry 5: At the gates of Eden», «baytown outlawed») i Nira Paniri («extraction»).
The Comix Zone movie follows a tormented comic book creator and a young writer of color who find themselves drawn into the world of the hit series’ latest installment. They must put their differences aside in order to thwart a dangerous supervillain. Script writes May Catt («Young Justice», «Dragons: Nine Worlds»).
Both adaptations are produced by Toru Nakahara, who worked on the Sonic films and the Sonic Prime series. The Space Channel 5 team also includes a SEGA game director To Takumi Yoshinaand the film adaptation of Comix Zone is curated by Kagasei Shimomura.
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