Two Obscure Sega Games Are Getting The Movie Adaptation Treatment


Sega has announced two new game movies they want to make: Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone.

In a recent statement, Sega confirmed its partnership with production company Picturestart to develop film adaptations of the two obscure ’90s titles (via The Hollywood Reporter). Producing these films will be Sega’s Toru Nakahara, with Space Channel 5 game design director Takumi Yoshinaga who will be involved in the film adaptation of the game. Sega producer Kagasei Shimomura will join the Comix Zone team .

Space Channel 5 will be a dance-filled comedy show with the following synopsis:

“[This is a story of] a hapless fast food worker who is recruited by a freedom journalist 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.

Comix Zone will have the following story:

“[Comix Zone] follows a jaded comic book creator and young queer writer of color who, when sucked into the latest issue of his popular series, must put aside their differences to stop a dangerous supervillain from wreaking complete destruction.

Space Channel 5 was a rhythm game for Sega Dreamcast where you play as space journalist Ulala as she blasts music-loving aliens with her blaster in simple Simon Says-style gameplay. Michael Jackson made an appearance in the game. Comix Zone was a 2D beat-em-up action title in 1995 where you play as a comic artist stuck in his own created world and battle mutants. The game was known for its difficulty, even among difficult games of that era.

Either way, it’s pretty bold of Sega to adapt these niche games. Perhaps it’s because of the huge success of the two Sonic The Hedgehog movies that the company is willing to take a risk.


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