Sega’s Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone are getting movie adaptations

Sega’s Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone are getting movie adaptations

The success of both sonic the hedgehog movies paves the way for even more films based on Sega properties. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Picturestart is teaming up with the video game company to bring Channel 5 space and Comix area on the big screen. Additionally, Picturestart is developing other Sega adaptations.

Sega originally released Channel 5 space for the Dreamcast in 1999. Players controlled Ulala, a reporter for the titular news channel who battles aliens with an arsenal of flashy dance moves. However, it seems that the movie version of Picturestart handles things a little differently. The film will instead feature an anonymous journalist who travels back in time to recruit an “unfortunate fast food worker” to join humanity’s fight against aliens using “silly viral dances”.

Meanwhile, Comix area was a beat-’em-up title released on Genesis in 1995. The game followed Sketch Turner, a struggling comic book artist and occasional rockstar whose latest work also features a war between Earth and alien invaders. When lightning strikes one of the comic book panels during a storm one night, the story’s main villain literally jumps off the page and sends Sketch into the fictional world of his own book, where he must battle himself- even aliens.

Comix area will also undergo some of its own changes for the big screen. In this incarnation, the “jaded” main character will be sucked into the latest issue of his hit comic book series alongside a “young queer writer of color.” The two must then put aside their differences as they attempt to stop a supervillain’s reign of terror and “wittily explore the ever-evolving art of storytelling itself.”

Picturestart has already hired screenwriters for both films. Barry Battles (Bayton’s Outlaws) and Nir Paniry (Extract) will write the script for Channel 5 Space. Also, Mae Catt (young justice) attacks Comix area. Royce Reeves-Darby and Erik Feig will oversee both projects for Picturestart and produce alongside Samie Kim Falvey and Sega’s Toru Nakahara. Sega video game director Takumi Yoshinaga and game producer Kagasei Shimomura are also working as producers on Channel 5 Space and Comix arearespectively.

Which of these upcoming Sega adaptations are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comment section below!

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