dj2 Entertainment To Tackle It Takes Two Film/Television Adaptation


Posted on February 17, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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From Josef Fares, the man that helms EA Originals team Hazelight continues to be one of the most notable people within the industry. Aside from his bombastic impression denouncing the Oscars back in 2017, Fares most recently received Game of the Year from The Game Awards this past December for co-op adventure It Takes Two. However, Fares was known to work on other media prior to Hazelight’s founding.

Previously, Fares was known for making motion pictures such as Leo which he himself starred in or Zozo which went on to be awarded the Nordic Council Film Prize at the time. However, Fares’ latest release is currently in the works to be adapted to film/television in collaboration with dj2 Entertainment according to a new report by Variety.

“dj2 is honored to partner with Josef, Oskar [Wolontis], and the incredible team at Hazelight Studios on the linear media adaptation of ‘It Takes Two.’ Just like the rest of the gaming world, we fell head-over-heels in love with Cody, May, Rose, Dr. Hakim and the imaginative fantasy universe Hazelight have created, and can’t wait to bring these characters -and this world- to life on the big and small screen,” dj2 CEO and founder Dmitri M. Johnson told.

“Creating the world and story in ‘It Takes Two’ was so much fun for me and the team,” Josef Fares added. “Since it has a strong narrative with many crazy characters and just as crazy co-op action moments, the potential is huge for a great adaption to film or television.” Details remain slim on the future of the project for which firm will be responsible for production.

However, Variety goes on to disclose that Sonic the Hedgehog & Sonic the Hedgehog 2 writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller are both to translate the game to the silver screen. Details on expecting a television series has yet to be disclosed if properly established as of yet. The news comes at a curious time following the legal dispute of the game’s titling aligned with a similarity next to Take-Two Interactive.

As for dj2 Entertainment, this lands to be another video game-related production to add to its ever growing lineup. In the past the firm has shared its involvement in a Life is Strange TV show, Tomb Raider anime, Disco Elysium television series, and even the long ago promised Sleeping Dogs movie too.

What are you interested to see develop for a It Takes Two TV show or movie?

Source: Variety

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