It takes two developers working on the TV and film adaptations of the hit game

Variety is reporting the much-loved Hazelight Studios video game. It takes two is being adapted for film and television. It takes two is meant to be played cooperatively as two players take control of Cody and May, a married couple on the verge of divorce. But when their child Rose unwittingly curses them into doll bodies, they must venture together through fantastical challenges that test their relationship. They are guided by love guru Dr. Hakim on their journey.

“Creating the world and history in It takes two was so much fun for me and the team,” said Hazelight Founder and Creative Director Josef Fares. “As it has a strong narrative with many crazy characters and equally crazy cooperative action moments, the potential is huge for a great film or TV adaptation.”

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Hazelight Studios is teaming up with dj2 Entertainment for game adaptations. Dj2 Entertainment has several video games for film and television with titles such as the grave robber anime on Netflix and the sonic the hedgehog movies.


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“dj2 is honored to partner with Josef, Oskar [Wolontis]and the amazing team at Hazelight Studios on the linear media adaptation of It Takes Two,” said CEO and Founder of dj2 Dmitry M. Johnson. “Like the rest of the gaming world, we’ve fallen head over heels in love with Cody, May, Rose, Dr. Hakim, and the imaginative fantasy universe Hazelight has created, and we can’t wait to bring these characters – and this world – to life on the big and small screen.


There are reports of a multi-party bidding war, but currently no network or studio is attached to the project. The writers of Sonic the Hedgehog and its soon-to-be-released sequel Josh Miller and Pat Casey, are ready to write the adaptation.

“The welcome of It takes two has been absolutely stellar from the press and gamers,” said Wolontis, Hazelight Studio Manager. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to extend this beloved IP beyond the game, for new fans and old fans to enjoy.”

It takes two is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.


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