Amazon has signed a first-of-its-kind deal with Sonic the Hedgehog movie producer dj2 Entertainment.
dj2 Entertainment owns the rights to adapt video games such as Disco Elysium, It Takes Two and Life Is Strange into feature films or television series. The deal will give Amazon the first green light for one or all of the projects that will see adaptations released through Prime.
Accordig to DeadlineThe deal comes shortly after dj2 struck a deal with Josef Fares’ Hazelight Studios to bring It Takes Two to television and film.
Coming back in June 2021It was announced that a series based on Disco Elysium will be developed between the game’s developer, ZA/UM, and dj2 Entertainment.
Amazon seems interested in video game adaptations. In November 2021, it was reported that the company was “close to reaching an agreement” to develop a TV series about Mass Effect Based on BioWare’s iconic role-playing series. Last we heard, the deal was close to closing but hasn’t materialized yet, meaning Amazon and EA are still in the process of working through things.
Video games are becoming the go-to IP for various production companies. There’s the Uncharted movie coming to theaters, of course, there’s the Sonic the Hedgehog movie and sequel in the works, the recent Mortal Kombat movie, Castlevania IP in development for Netflix, there’s The Cuphead Show on Netflix, Halo TV series, Detective Pikachu movies, Resident Evil movies and Ubisoft are also merging. It has Ghost Recon, The Division, Splinter Cell and Skull & Bones projects in the works.
https://www.vg247.com/amazon-signs-first-look-deal-for-disco-elysium-it-takes-two-and-life-is-strange-tv-adaptions Amazon signs first deal for Disco Elysium, It Takes Two and Life Is Strange TV adaptations