“Console Wars” movie to chronicle Sega vs. Nintendo era

Feb 24, 2014
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“Console Wars” movie to chronicle Sega vs. Nintendo era

The current generation of young gamers have grown up entrenched in the PlayStation vs. Xbox so-called console wars, something that is fun from a select standpoint and gives companies a solid way to market their own wares. These two consoles have merely taken up the cause of a foundation laid before them, however, one forged by Sega and Nintendo in a now-bygone era; "Console Wars" is slated to chronicle it.

Those who spent the prime time of their childhood in the 90s will be familiar with the console wars it bred: you might have had an SNES, but your cousin had a Genesis and every family reunion spawned an argument over which was better -- Sega or Nintendo. Both companies had their hits and misses, and fans drew deep lines through loyal divides.

According to BookTrade.info, Atlantic Books has acquired the rights to Console Wars, a book by Blake Harris that will arrive on shelves in August. Along with this announcement was a tidbit about the movie rights to it: Sony Pictures has acquired them, and Scott Rudin a la The Social Network will be taking part.

The film will be directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who will also be writing the screenplay for the movie. Harris, the book's author, will be serving as the Executive Producer, and is co-directing a documentary on the topic with the aforementioned Rudin, Rogen, and Goldberg trio serving as producers.

VIA: Kotaku
SOURCE: BookTrade


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