We’re going to be witnessing the battle between Sega and Nintendo as a limited television series thanks to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Rogen and Golberg, known for comedies such as This is the End and The Interview, as well as AMC series Preacher and Hulu’s Future Man, will be executive producing a limited drama series adaptation of the Blake J. Harris book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation. The novel explored the fascinating story of what really went down behind-the-scenes during that console war, when Sega decided to take on Nintendo and in turn helped revolutionise the video game industry.
According to Variety, Rogen and Goldberg are on board to executive produce the series via their Point Grey Pictures banner. On board to direct and also exec produce is Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who broke out with the coming-of-age picture The Kings of Summer and made his blockbuster debut with Kong: Skull Island.
Rogen and Goldberg were actually attached to both write and direct a Console Wars movie back in 2014. The plan later involved a documentary that would be released prior to the film, and now this limited series is reportedly happening instead of the feature. The pair are pretty busy on the television front. Also on the horizon: executive producing Don Cheadle-starring series Black Monday for Showtime and comic-book adaptation The Boys for Amazon.
No network has yet been named. Stay tuned.