SEGA and Paramount Pictures have hit the bull’s eye with their two film adaptations of Sonic, the world’s fastest hedgehog. Both films attracted an audience of millions to the cinema – now two more games are to come to the big screen.
After Sonic’s success: Two more video games are now being filmed
Japanese gaming giant SEGA has announced that it has teamed up with production company Picturestart and plans to film two games from the 1990s. On the one hand, this is about this Music game Space Channel 5, on the other hand about the fighting game Comix Zone.
In Space Channel 5 you slip into the role of reporter Ulala. She is tasked with saving the world from alien invasion by using what unites people around the world: music and dance. To beat the game are a good memory and sense of rhythm required. Takumi Yoshinaga, the writer and game design director for the Space Channel 5 games, is said to be involved in the film adaptation.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will tell the story of a hapless fast-food worker who is recruited by a reporter from the future to save the world from aliens with silly viral dances.
Space Channel 5 is now also available as a VR game for PS4:
Space Channel 5 VR – Kinda Funky News Flash!
On the other hand, SEGA chose the game Comix Zone. This is a classic beat ’em up. The main character, Sketch Turner, is a comic artist who is caught up in his own work and himself fight through small spaces with opponents or solve puzzles got to.
The accompanying film Zone follows, according to the Hollywood Reporter, a comic artist and a young woman writer. After being dragged into the latest installment of a popular series, they must put their differences aside to stop a super villain (Source: The Hollywood Reporter).
Both productions are still in their infancy. For the time being, more precise information is not to be expected.
Should another Sonic film follow?
In a word – yes. However, there is a small problem. Shortly after the announcement of the third film, Dr. Robotnik actor Jim Carrey revealed that he would like to take a break from acting first. “Sonic 2” producer Neal H. Moritz stated that that he will not replace the actor and revealed in an interview with IGN that he feels Carrey “loves Robotnik so much that he’s not going to leave him just like that.”
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