Thanks to the success of Paramount and SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog movies, it was only a matter of time more cinematic deals were made for other SEGA franchises to make the jump to the screen. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that SEGA has entered into a partnership with Picturestart to develop film adaptations of the Dreamcast classic Space Channel 5 and the SEGA Genesis platformer Comix Zone.
Space Channel 5 is being written by Barry Battles and Nir Paniry. Battles wrote and directed the 2012 crime comedy The Baytown Outlaws which starred Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria. Paniry wrote and directed the sci-fi drama Extracted.
Comix Zone, meanwhile, will be written by Mae Catt, whose credits include writing on Young Justice and the How to Train Your Dragon spinoff Dragons: The Nine Realm. She also wrote for Netflix’s Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy.
Royce Reeves-Darby and Erik Feig are overseeing the projects and will produce alongside Samie Kim Falvey. SEGA’s Toru Nakahara, who is a producer for the Sonic movies and Sonic Prime, will produce the two adaptations. SEGA game director Takumi Yoshinaga will join the team for Channel 5 and SEGA game producer Kagasei Shimomura will join the team for Comix Zone.Ad:
One response to “SEGA plans to make Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone film adaptations”
Looking over the review scores and credits of these writers doesn’t exactly leave me bursting with confidence. If their past work is anything to go by these scripts are going to be above average at best.