Professional lifetime partners Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will work together to bring an infamous 90s war to the big screen. No, it won’t be about the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry that took place during that time (though we’d love to see their take on the subject sometime in the future), but rather about the battle between Sega and Nintendo.
According to Book Trade, via /Film, Rogen and Goldberg will adapt and direct a film based on the new book Console Wars by Blake Harris. Sony Pictures and Scott Rudin (Moneyball, The Social Network) are also onboard.
The book (out this summer), officially titled Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined A Generation, tells the story of a small, scrappy gaming company name Sega and how it took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the gaming industry during the late Eighties and early Nineties.
The source also mentions that Harris, Rudin, Rogen and Goldberg will also produce a documentary on the topic, on top of the narrative feature. But it’s not clear which film will come first.
It’s no secret that Rogen and Goldberg make an excellent team. They’ve proven it time and time again with hits like Pineapple Express and This Is The End. Their next comedy, The Interview, opens in October. The duo is also producing a film called Cherries for Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Plus, they’re working on turning the comic book Preacher into a TV series for AMC. Yup, they’ve got a lot on their plate right now, but these guys aren’t known for taking time off. They like to keep busy and that’s alright with us.
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