Hazelight Studios has partnered with dj2 Entertainment to adapt the video game “It Takes Two” for film and television, Diversity studied exclusively.
The game follows the adventures of Cody and May, two humans who are magically transformed into living dolls. Trapped in a fantasy world, they must overcome a fractured relationship and many challenges to return to normal. In their journey, they are guided by the master of love, Dr. Hakim.
“Creating the world and story in ‘It Takes Two’ was exciting for me and the team,” said Hazelight founder and creative director Josef Fares. crazy characters and crazy co-op action moments, so there’s huge potential for a movie or TV adaptation.”
The game is unique in that there is no single player mode but must be played as a co-op game with friends in person or online. It has received strong reviews from critics since its release in March 2021. It has won dozens of industry awards with over three million copies sold as of October 2021.
“Dj2 is honored to collaborate with Josef, Oskar [Wolontis], and the incredible team at Hazelight Studios on the linear media adaptation of ‘It Takes Two,’ said dj2 CEO and founder Dmitri M. Johnson. “Just like the rest of the gaming world, we’ve fallen in love with Cody, May, Rose, Dr. Hakim and the imaginative fantasy universe Hazelight has created, and we can’t wait to see that. brings these characters -and this world to life on the big and small screens. ”
At the time of this publication, there are no studios or networks involved with the project, but sources say it is currently the subject of a multi-party bidding war. Pat Casey and Josh Miller, the writers of “Sonic the Hedgehog” and its upcoming sequel, are attached to adapt “It Takes Two” to the screen.
Wolontis, Director of Hazelight Studio said: “The reception of ‘It Takes Two’ has been absolutely brilliant from the press and players. “We’re excited for the opportunity to expand this beloved IP beyond the game, for both new and old fans to appreciate.”
This is the latest video game project dj2 has set up in recent years. In addition to the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movies, the company is also behind the animated series “Tomb Raider” at Netflix and is currently developing a show based on games like “Disco Elysium” and a movie based on “Disco Elysium.” Sleeping dogs”.
https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/it-takes-two-series-film-dj2-entertainment-1235167573/ ‘It Takes Two’ Developer Teams With dj2 to Adapt Game for Film, TV