Amazon has reached a preliminary deal with Sonic the Hedgehog filmmaker dj2 Entertainment.
dj2 Entertainment holds the rights to adapt video games such as Disco Elysium, Need Two and Life is Strange into films or TV series. The deal will give Amazon the first qualification to approve one or all of the projects that will be adapted through Prime.
According to deadlinethe deal came shortly after dj2 struck a deal with Josef Fares’ Hazelight Studios to bring It Takes Two to TV and film.
Back in June 2021, it was announced that a series based on Disco Elysium would be developed between game developers ZA/UM and dj2 Entertainment.
Amazon appears to be interested in video game adaptations. In November 2021, it was reported that the company was “close to a deal” to develop a Mass Effect TV series based on BioWare’s iconic role-playing series. Last time we heard, the deal was close, but it wasn’t set in stone, which means Amazon and EA are still in the process of negotiating things.
Video games are becoming the IP of choice for various production companies. There’s an Uncharted movie coming out, and of course a Sonic the Hedgehog movie and a sequel in the works, the recent Mortal Kombat movie, the Castlevania IP developed for Netflix, the Cuphead show on Netflix, the Halo TV series, the Detective Pikachu movie, The Resident Evil movie and Ubisoft also joined in. It has Ghost Recon, The Division, Splinter Cell and Skull & Bones projects in the works.