Sega Announces COMIX ZONE and Space Channel 5 Hollywood Movie Adaptations in Development

Sega has announced that two of its cult classic and fan-favorite games in COMIX AREA and Channel 5 space will receive Hollywood feature film adaptations, with both films currently in active development at IMAGESTART. Sega describes the preliminary plot behind the Space Channel 5 movie:

SPACE CHANNEL 5, a comedy/dance adaptation of the cult classic 1999 dance game, will tell the story of a hapless fast food worker who is recruited by a freedom journalist from the future to save the world from aliens using the one thing that unites all people on the planet: our love of silly viral dances.

The movie is written by Barry Battles and Nir Paniriwith Battles coming out of a crime comedy movie Bayton’s Outlawsand collaborator Paniry coming out of an indie sci-fi drama Extract.

Sega describes the preliminary plot to COMIX ZONE:

COMIX ZONE, an adaptation of the cult console game that has been so influential to so many over the years, follows a jaded comic book creator and young writer of queer color who, when sucked into the latest issue of his popular series, must put aside their differences to prevent a dangerous supervillain from wreaking complete destruction – and in the process, wittily explore the ever-changing power of storytelling itself.

COMIX ZONE will be written by Mae Catwhose credits include young justiceand the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON derivative series, Dragons: The Nine Kingdoms. The executive production team for both films consists of Royce Reeves Darby and Erik Feig overseeing both projects for PICTURESTART and the two will produce alongside Samie Kim Falvey.

On the side of Sega, vice-president and co-COO Shuji Utsumi oversees both projects alongside Toru Nakaharaproducer for the sonic the hedgehog film franchise as well as executive producer for Prime Sonic Television series, which will also produce the two adaptations in parallel. Also, longtime Sega game director Takumi Yoshinaga will join the production team of SPACE CHANNEL 5 and longtime Sega game producer Kagasei Shimomura will join the production team of COMIX ZONE.

SOURCE: press release

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