Sonic the Hedgehog | Sega “is developing film adaptations of classic games Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone after the success of Sonic the Hedgehog”
Sega is reportedly developing movie versions of its classic “Space Channel 5” and “Comix Zone” titles after its “Sonic the Hedgehog” adaptation was a $300 million box office success.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company will partner with Picturestart to adapt the games – a production company recently responsible for the 2022 comedy-drama “Cha Cha Smooth.”
It comes after ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’, starring Jim Carrey as a mad scientist, was a massive hit on the big screen, with producer Toru Nakahara playing the same role in both new projects.
“Comix Zone” is a 1999 “side-scrolling” adventure game where the protagonist is pulled into a universe by a supervillain.
2002’s “Space Channel 5” followed a reporter fighting off an alien invasion using the power of dance.
The movie “Comix Zone” is said to be titled “Zone” and involves a comic book creator and queer writer of color who gets sucked into a comic book.
The pair must then work together to stop a supervillain from wreaking havoc on the world, and will be written by Mae Catt who will be joined by Sega producer Kagasei Shimomura.
The ‘Space Channel 5’ adaptation is set to be a comedy called ‘Channel 5’ and will revolve around a fast food worker contacted by a journalist from the future who needs his help to save the world from alien invaders – before that they decide to retaliate by dancing.
It would be written by Barry Battles and Nir Paniry, with Sega game director Takumi Yoshinaga joining the team.