Sega turns ‘Space Channel 5’ and ‘Comix Zone’ into movies
Sega is developing film adaptations of two of the company’s classic titles, Channel 5 Space and Comix area.
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Sega will partner with Picturestart to adapt these two works. Picturestart is a film production company recently responsible for the 2022 comedy-drama smooth cha-cha. Following the success of sonic the hedgehog, it looks like Sega is looking for what else it can turn into movies, and Sega’s producer is sonic the hedgehog and its sequel, and producer Toru Nakahara will also act as producer for these films.
Comix area is a side-scrolling adventure game from 1999 where the protagonist is drawn into his own universe by a supervillain. Whereas Channel 5 Space is a 2002 Dreamcast title that follows a journalist fighting off an alien invasion through the power of dance.
The Channel 5 Space the adaptation will be titled Channel 5. The film will be a comedy with the premise of a fast food worker who is contacted by a journalist from the future who needs his help to save the world from an alien invasion. It will be through the power of the viral dance, naturally. Channel 5 is written by Barry Battles and Nir Paniry, with Sega game director Takumi Yoshinaga joining the team.
Comix areathe adaptation of will be called Area. This movie involves a queer comic book creator and writer of color who gets sucked into a comic book. The pair will then have to work together to stop a supervillain who is wreaking havoc on the world. Area will be written by Mae Catt who will be joined by Sega producer Kagasei Shimomura.
There are no details regarding the window in which these films plan to release.
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