The 90’s Console Wars Coming to Screens Near You

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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The console wars between Sega and Nintendo may be coming to a big screen near you. Seth Rogen, star of films like Pineapple Express and This is the End, is working with his friend, writer and producer Evan Goldberg, in adapting an upcoming book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation into a movie.

Written by Blake J. Harris, Console Wars chronicles the early days of Sega’s entrance into the home console market. It focuses on Sega’s uphill battle against Nintendo who dominated the video game market in the late 80’s and 90’s. The book will be released on May 13th.

Rogen and Goldberg are working with Sony Pictures in adapting the book along with prolific producer Scott Rudin. The two will both direct the movie and write the screenplay for it. Harris is on board as well as an Executive Producer.

In case a fictionalized version of the console wars of the 90’s isn’t to your liking, there’s also a documentary on the same subject matter in the works as well. Harris will be co-directing that documentary with Rogen, Goldberg, and Rudin taking on producer roles.

Nintendo, Sega, and Sony. The next thing you know, they’ll announce a video game adaptation of the movie published by Microsoft while Atari creates a toy line for it.

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