Sega has had so much success with the Sonic the Hedgehog movies that it has already locked in the third one and confirmed a separate television series starring Knuckles. If this wasn’t enough, it’s now officially confirmed there’ll be Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone adaptations.
“SEGA is partnering with @picturestart to produce film adaptions of Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone!”
The music game Space Channel 5, starring Ulala, started out in 1999 on Dreamcast and even got a GBA version in 2003. You might also know the character from her appearances in other games such as Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.
As for Comix Zone, you can get a history lesson via the Switch Online + Expansion Pack Mega Drive / Genesis library. It’s a beat ’em up released on these systems in 1995. Speaking of beat ’em ups, there’s also reportedly a Streets of Rage movie in development.
Here are the plots of both movies, according to an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter:
“Channel 5, a comedy/dance adaptation of the cult-classic 1999 dance game, will tell 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.”
“Zone, an adaptation of the cult console game, follows a jaded comic book creator and a young, queer writer of color who, when sucked into the final issue of his popular series, must put aside their differences to stop a dangerous supervillain from sowing complete destruction. In the process, they wittily explore the ever-evolving art of storytelling itself.”
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