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Video Game Movie ‘It Takes Two’ Lands on Amazon; Seven Bucks Productions decks – Deadline

An upcoming film adaptation of the video game It takes two has landed at Amazon, with Seven Bucks Productions on board to produce alongside dj2 Entertainment, Deadline can confirm.

It takes two is a cooperative action-adventure platform game developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts, which centers on the struggling married couple May and Cody. The film will follow the couple as they contemplate a divorce, finding their spirits transported in two dolls their daughter, Rose, has made to represent them. They must then find a way to reenter their bodies – a quest that takes them through the wildest, most unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.

The critically acclaimed two-player game won Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2021 and the 25th Annual DICE Awards, and has sold over five million copies, with a ever-growing number of 10 million players worldwide. Ee It takes two the film stems from first-look deals with Amazon from dj2 and writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller (sonic the hedgehog), who take care of the adaptation of the screenplay. Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will produce for Seven Bucks, alongside Dmitri M. Johnson and Dan Jevons for dj2. Stephan Bugaj will produce for dj2, with Josef Fares and Oskar Wolontis via Hazelight Studios, as well as Casey and Miller. Kimberly Bialek will oversee production on behalf of Seven Bucks.

Casey and Miller are best known for writing SEGA’s hit adaptation of sonic the hedgehog for Paramount, as well as sonic the hedgehog 2, currently in theaters. The duo will also return to write sonic the hedgehog 3. Their next project is the R-rated Santa Claus action movie. violent night for Universal Pictures, which is currently slated for release on December 2.

Seven Bucks Productions is behind such landmark films as Warner Bros. black adam and DC League of Super Petsby Netflix red noticeby Disney Jungle Cruisesony Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: the next levelUniversal Hobbs and ShawLegendary Skyscraperand the new line Carnage. The company also produces series such as NBC’s Young RockDisney+ behind the attraction and StuntmanHBO BallersNBC titan gamesand Paramount Network Shake up the troops.

dj2 Entertainment has co-produced $100 million and more from Paramount Picturesonic the hedgehog, which premiered theatrically at the highest opening of any video game movie adaptation in the history of the motion picture industry. The next step for dj2 is the new grave robber animated series at Netflix, actor Sterling K. Brown Blue Coyote for Amazon Studios, as well as sonic the hedgehog 3 for Paramount Pictures. On Monday, Deadline exclusively revealed that dj2 will be adapting streets of anger for the big screen, with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad penning the screenplay. The company also has a second look deal with Legendary Television.

Casey and Miller are represented by APA, The Gotham Group and VanderKloot Law; Seven dollars per WME; dj2 by APA & CDAS; and Hazelight Studios by APA.