Hazelight Studios, the company led by Josef Fares, has reached an agreement with the production company dj2 Entertainment to to adapt It Takes Two to the cinema or televisionn, as reported from Variety. The details of this project have not yet been specified, so we do not know if it will be a movie or a series, but it has been confirmed that this franchise will make the leap from the video game to the big or small screen.
This is not the first time that dj2 Entertainment has obtained the rights to a video game to be adapted for film or television: this production company is behind the film of Sonic, from the animated series Tomb Raider for Netflix, and adaptations of Disco Elysium for television and Sleeping Dogs for the cinema. Details about who will be behind the adaptation of It Takes Two, but it is rumored that precisely those who wrote the script for Sonic The Hedgehog, Pat Casey and Josh Miller, are involved in the project.
The managers confirm and celebrate the agreement
Variety’s exclusive also collects statements from those responsible for both companies, confirming de facto this new. Own Josef Fares, creative director and founder of Hazelight Studios, has spoken of the potential of the adaptation of his game: “Creating the world and the story of It Takes Two It was a lot of fun for both me and the team. Given that it has a strong narrative with lots of wacky characters and crazy moments of co-op action, the potential for a good film or TV adaptation is huge”
Also from Hazelight Studios has spoken Oskar Wolontis, manager of the company, who has highlighted the good reception of the game: “The reception of It Takes Two has been absolutely stellar, from the press to the players,” he rightly says, since It Takes Two has recently exceeded three million units and has been awarded as best game of 2021 in many specialized media, such as Vandal. “We are very excited about this opportunity to continue expanding this beloved franchise beyond the video game,” Wolontis concludes.
On behalf of dj2 Entertainment has spoken Dmitri M. Johnson, its CEO, who has celebrated the agreement highlighting the virtues of the work of Hazelight Studios: “We are honored to collaborate with Josef, Oskar and the incredible team of Hazelight Studios in the adaptation of It Takes Two. Like the rest of the video game world, we fell head over heels for Cody, May, Rose, Dr. Hakim, and the imaginative fantasy universe that Hazelight has created, and We can’t wait to bring these characters and this world to life on the big and small screen.“.
It Takes Two It is available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One and PC. can you read our analysis in this link.