Amazon Studios will additional dive into the world of online game diversifications, signing a first-look take care of one of many manufacturing firms behind the Sonic The Hedgehog movie.
The streamer has struck a take care of Dmitri M. Johnson’s dj2 Leisure, which co-produced the Sonic movie and is concerned within the sequel. Beneath the pact, dj2 Leisure, which focuses on bringing online game titles to display screen, will create and produce content material that can solely stream on Prime Video, together with TV diversifications of gaming IP.
The deal comes shortly after dj2 struck a take care of Josef Fares’ Hazelight Studios to carry Recreation Of The Yr winner It Takes Two to TV and movie. Past the charming 2021 two-player recreation, dj2 additionally seeks to adapt Life Is Unusual, Disco Elysium and extra for tv and movie.
It’s been a busy yr for online game diversifications. Sony’s Uncharted is about to debut quickly in theaters, Halo will premiere on Paramount+ in March, and Netflix only in the near past unveiled a Bioshock film.
Amazon’s Prime Video has already flirted with the concept of placing its personal spin of gaming titles. In November 2021, Deadline solely realized that the streaming platform may even put forth into improvement a collection adaptation of EA’s Mass Impact. Prime Video additionally touts the animated Dungeons & Dragons collection The Legend Of Vox Machinathat includes Vital Position’s numerous voice performing expertise stars.
With the newly-announced pact, it’s recreation on for Amazon Studios.
“The dj2 workforce has lengthy believed that video video games would in the future function unbelievable supply materials for tales informed in tv and movie, and that it was solely the dearth of affection and respect for the artform which beforehand held profitable diversifications again, mentioned Johnson. “Furthermore, it’s really an honor to have Prime Video as our platform accomplice. A accomplice who really helps us, in addition to our grand ambitions, for telling one of the best worldwide gaming tales with no limitations in how excessive we might collectively intention.”
“I can’t categorical sufficient simply how excited we’re to be working with the powerhouse workforce at dj2 Leisure. Their experience and ability within the gaming-to-screen market is unparalleled,” mentioned Nick Pepper, head of studio artistic content material, Amazon Studios. “The probabilities are limitless for what we will create collectively for our world audiences.”
dj2 is repped by APA and Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP.