Sony Pictures Developing a Console Wars Adaptation

The Nintendo/Sega rivalry of the nineties could be headed to a theater near you!

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 02/24/2014 18:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

If you were a gamer in the early nineties, chances are, you participated in at least one argument over the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Playground debates were a common thing during that era, and both sides claimed that their choice, clearly, was the best. A lot has changed since those days, with Sega developing a number of titles for Nintendo systems and Sonic the Hedgehog as a recurring fighter in the Super Smash Bros. franchise. But a new movie, ironically developed by one of Nintendo’s current rivals, could shed some light on that competition for a whole new generation of fans.

Sony Pictures and producer Scott Ruddin (The Social Network, Moneyball) have begun development on an adaptation of Console Wars, a book about the Nintendo/Sega rivalry by Blake J. Harris. On screenwriting and directing duties are Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Knocked Up), who also wrote the book’s forward. Harris is attached as the film’s executive producer, while also co-directing a related documentary.

Would you see a film about the Nintendo/Sega rivalry? As always, let us know in the comments below!

Source: Gamespot

2 Responses to “Sony Pictures Developing a Console Wars Adaptation”

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    xeacons says...

    Uum… the concept is great, but do we want “Console Wars” being produced by someone who’s currently in a console war with Nintendo? History is written by the victor.

  • 0 points

    Xeacon, you’re looking at this totally the wrong way.

    Sony’s brand or image is not even at stake here. If anything, they would want to make Nintendo look even BIGGER and BETTER than they were, because who took them down next generation?

    Besides, Sony (like most video game publishers/distributors) understands video gamers. They know how absolutely fickle, loyal, and vocal they can be. An absolutely deadly combination. The very last thing Sony is going to do is galvanize or gather the troops of their competition together. If nothing else, this movie would probably be -more- accurate because Sony’s in charge, than if some third party who didn’t really have a stake in the industry themselves produced it.

    Like, the last thing you want to do with something as precious to many people’s identities as video games, is screw up the retelling of stuff they saw and experienced first hand. If there’s a better way to produce a higher wrath per second ratio, I haven’t seen it.

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