Sony developing Sega vs Nintendo movie

News Simon Brew 24 Feb 2014 - 06:49

Console Wars tells the story of Sega taking on Nintendo in the 80s and 90s. Now, Sony has picked up the movie rights...

Blake J Harris' book, Console Wars, is a piece of work that charts how Sega was transformed to become the company that went toe to toe with Nintendo across the 80s and early 90s. It's due for publication in the UK in May.

Already though, the film writes to the book have been snapped up. And they've been picked up, of all companies, by Sony. According to Booktrade (via Gamespot), Console Wars is already being developed as a feature film, with Scott Rudin producing.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg - who delivered a solid hit for Sony with This Is The End last year - are writing the screenplay. They also penned the foreword for the book. Harris himself will serve as executive producer, and is also co-directing a documentary on the Sega and Nintendo battle.

More on Console Wars as we hear it...

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Considering the war between them was pretty much brought to an end by the Playstation, Sony might have some fun with this... I just hope the short lived SNES/PSX project gets some screen time.

This could be hilarious. I'm imaging Sony's take on Nintendo's betrayal as the ending, with Kutaragi counseling Sony's President that the best revenge would be to enter the console market themselves.

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