Sega is doubling down on the success of the Sonic films by announcing plans to adapt two of its more niche series into feature films.
In a statement published Friday, Sega said it would partner with production company Picturestart to develop adaptations of Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone, two relatively obscure games it released in the 1990s.
Space Channel 5 was a music game that received two installments on the Dreamcast in the 90s, followed by a PlayStation 2 port and a Game Boy Advance version. Comix Zone, meanwhile, was released in 1995 for Sega Genesis, with PC and Game Boy Advance ports later on.
The Hollywood Reporter reports Space Channel 5 will be a "comedy/dance adaptation of the cult-classic 1999 dance game" that tells the story of "a hapless fast-food worker who is recruited by a freedom reporter from the future to save the world from aliens using the one thing that unites all people on the planet: our love of silly viral dances."
Barry Battles ("The Baytown Outlaws", 2012) and Nir Paniry ("Extracted", 2012) will write the script.
Comix Zone is being adapted as "Zone," will follow a pair of comic book writers who get sucked into the final issue of one's popular series in a mismatched buddy adventure. It'll be written by Mae Catt ("Young Justice," "Dragons: The Nine Realm").
Royce Reeves-Darby and Erik Feig will oversee the projects at Picturestart, which recently released "Am I OK?" and "Cha Cha Real Smooth." The company is also one of several producing the Lionsgate adaptation of Gearbox and 2K Games' Borderlands series.