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Amazon Studios is changing into a giant participant in leisure, particularly with its upcoming Amazon Prime present The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy coming in September.
But it surely’s additionally leaping on the development of turning video video games into motion pictures and TV exhibits. At this time it introduced a “first look” pact with dj2 Leisure, which makes a speciality of adapting online game titles for tv and movie. We’ve seen numerous this taking place currently, with the Uncharted film from Sony, primarily based on the Uncharted sport sequence, opening in theaters quickly. That is the same old transmedia technique, besides in reverse, because it has been centered on motion pictures to video games up to now.
“The dj2 crew has lengthy believed that video video games would in the future function unbelievable supply materials for tales instructed in tv and movie, and that it was solely the shortage of affection and respect for the artform which beforehand held profitable diversifications again, stated Dmitri M. Johnson, CEO of dj2 Leisure, in a press release. “Furthermore, it is actually an honor to have Prime Video as our platform accomplice. A accomplice who actually helps us, in addition to our grand ambitions, for telling one of the best worldwide gaming tales with no limitations in how excessive we could collectively intention.”
dj2 Leisure will create and produce content material that can solely stream on Prime Video in additional than 240 nations and territories worldwide.
“I can not categorical sufficient simply how excited we’re to be working with the powerhouse crew at dj2 Leisure. Their experience and ability within the gaming-to-screen market is unparalleled,” stated Nick Pepper, head of studio artistic content material, Amazon Studios. “The chances are limitless for what we will create collectively for our world audiences.”
dj2 Leisure specializing in making in video-game-to-TV/motion-picture diversifications. Johnson based the corporate, and his crew consists of Dan Jevons, Stephan Bugaj, Howard Bliss, and Tim Stevenson.
Their extra latest tasks embody the record-setting box-office hit, Sonic The Hedgehog, with its sequel dated for an April 2022 world theatrical launch, Tomb Raider: The Animated Sequence for Netflix, which has a two-season order (and is at present in manufacturing).
One in all Amazon Studios’ newest unique function tasks, entitled Coyote Blue, starring Sterling Brown, to be directed by Hanelle Culpepper and written by John Wick creator Derek Kolstad, and 2021’s Recreation of the 12 months winner, It Takes Two; all along with actively reactivating the subsequent spherical of traditional IP for Hollywood, equivalent to Teddy Ruxpin and Sega’s Toe Jam and Earl.
dj2 lately struck a strategic video game-to-producer first-look with Swedish online game writer, Uncooked Fury, to help them in adapting their huge interactive catalog into tv and movie. Uncooked Fury is the prolific writer behind such video games as Norco and the indie hit Sable.
dj2 is represented by APA and Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP.
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