Sony developing Console Wars movie

Sony Pictures and The Social Network producer are developing a documentary and a feature film about Sega vs. Nintendo.

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Sony Pictures is developing a movie based on Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation.

Described as a “behind-the-scenes business thriller,” the book “chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.”

The news comes via a press release published by Booktrade.info, announcing Atlantic Books acquired the rights from HarperCollins imprint It Books to publish Console Wars in the UK. But it also reveals that Sony Pictures and producer of The Social Network and Moneyball Scott Ruddin are developing it as a feature film. Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg (Knocked Up, Superbad), who also wrote the foreword to the book, are set to write the screenplay and direct, with author Blake Harris serving as executive producer.

Harris will also co-direct a documentary on the same subject, which Rudin, Rogan, and Goldberg will produce.

Back in 2012, Sony Pictures also registered a lot of domain names related to Console Wars.

Discussion

275 comments
Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

The best part is Sony gets to include the part at the end where the Playstation destroys the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube.

shotime97
shotime97

cool i'll have to pick it up some time

Elranzer
Elranzer

Of course, I expect Sony to be completely unbiased about producing this. Especially since this tale ends with Nintendo ditching the SNES CD and Nintendo PlayStation which becomes the Sony PlayStation-X.


Maybe in the future, the Bush family will produce a movie about the Gore-Bush 2000 elections.

nickyparmar92
nickyparmar92

When I saw the headline I was thinking that they were going to make a movie about E3 2013. But that would have been going to far and Sony would then look like jackasses. 

Deingerous
Deingerous

Really??.... Well, it's kind of a interesting premise, might give it a watch but... Really?!?!

keyb0red
keyb0red

an obscure little war between two Japanese companies... yeah I can see families in droves lining up to see this summer blockbuster.

 

DefconRave
DefconRave

Oh the irony...


History is written by the victors ;)

toyo75
toyo75

The "console wars" were at their peak during the Super NES/Sega Genesis, and Nintendo/Playstation 1 eras.

I remember how aggressive the advertisements were with each console company taking potshots at their rivals.

la_boomstick
la_boomstick

The calls were coming from inside the Soylent Green people.

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

I bet the black guy dies.

tightwad34
tightwad34

They should have a console wars movie or documentary made by a neutral party and just absolutely rip into the retardation that happens all the time in these wars. If it made one moron think twice about how stupid they are, then it would be a success.

MirkoS77
MirkoS77

Christ.  As if the infants needed any more reasons to justify their defense of their particular choice piece of plastic.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I'm interested in seeing this!

chev7781
chev7781

What I love about the rivalry back then was the third party aspect. Certain companies would have two separate teams work on two completely different versions of the same game: both had the same plot, but different gameplay styles/stages.  


It's funny how people bitch about the Wii U's hardware when companies can have another team to rebuild the same game to truly take advantage of the hardware in every way. 

NTM23
NTM23

Nintendo needs to make that secret console people thought was or is happening. They have money, come on.

Butt_Chunx
Butt_Chunx

I would rather see the Console Wars comic series from Ctrl-Alt-Del get turned into an animated movie than have this get made into a movie.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Nintendo dies at the end and SONY kills MS.

Stebsis
Stebsis

War. War never changes. Since the dawn of human kind, when our ancestors first discovered the consoles, blood has been spilled in the name of everything: from Atari to Microsoft to simple, psychotic rage of fanboys.


In the year 2077, after millennia of armed conflict, the destructive nature of man could sustain itself no longer. The world was plunged into an abyss of nuclear fire and radiation.


But it was not, as some had predicted, the end of the world. Instead, the apocalypse was simply the prologue to another bloody chapter of console history. For man had succeeded in destroying the world - but war, war never changes.


In the early days, thousands were spared the horrors of the console war by taking refuge in enormous underground shelters, known as vaults. But when they emerged, they had only the hell of the wastes to greet them - all except those in Vault PC Master Race. For on that fateful day, when fire rained from the sky, the giant steel door of Vault PC Master Race slid closed... and never reopened. It was here you were born. It is here you will die.


Because, in Vault PC Master Race: no one ever enters, and no one ever leaves.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

So I guess it's a... tale of victory... :3


oh wait, this isn't about PS4 vs Xbox... >.>

GLOBALv
GLOBALv

This just in: Microsoft is developing Console War. It's about the development team uncertain as to what they were selling in 2013.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

Console wars weren't so bad back in the day before the internet begat fanboys.

GrendelSP
GrendelSP

I can't wait to stream it on my Xbone in 720p!

xxmavr1kxx
xxmavr1kxx

@toyo75 You wont see it as plain as day now with the internet being able to do a lot of that work for you.

nbf4548
nbf4548

@zeekybookydoog  Seriously, you can already see it in the description: scrappy underdog Sega takes on evil juggernaut Nintendo, haha.  Now, what would be really funny is a movie about the Ouya taking on Sony.  

JachAnen
JachAnen

@NTM23 They are sadly not as rich as they used to be. Only thing keeping them up is the Wii, as it's still a big seller. But that won't last, and there is is only so many times a the boss can go down 50% in salary before just admitting defeat.

chev7781
chev7781

@Ladiesman17 People who aren't whining little kids/trolls that only care about graphics and use the gaming media to think for them because they can't think for themselves. You know, like you. 

la_boomstick
la_boomstick

@Stebsis  PC Elitists grow even more creatively pretentious as each day goes by. Bravo.

xdluffy
xdluffy

Talk about premature

NTM23
NTM23

@breathnac  He plays games, though I'm guessing not very often. You can watch him play the beginning of The Last of Us on YouTube or IGN.

xcollector
xcollector

@ANUBISZER0 They were more like console battles than wars. If your friend had the other system you would argue that their system was worse and yours was better and then you would both shut up and play the best games on both systems. You didn't know what the hell people on the other side of the planet had thus it was only ever a battle not a war.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

As said it is about Sega and Nintendo and as such, if they are biased, it will be against Nintendo because their screwing with Sony lead Sony to the console market

tightwad34
tightwad34

@GLOK1132 Oh, I saw it and it was absolute gold. But I'm talking about an in depth look at how crass and overall head scratchingly horrible, and above all, stupid it is. Oh and how the internet invited it all. I just would love to see something that comes along that makes all the morons think about how stupid they are. Maybe like a subconscious switch or something. I certainly am a moron about certain  things, but dear lord these console fanboys take stupidity to a whole new level.

Stebsis
Stebsis

@la_boomstick @StebsisJust a joke, don't take it so seriously :D It's the intro from Fallout 3 and changed words. Just thought PC master race would fit that one part, because in the end PC most likely will surive the longest, and is left out of console war obviously because it's about consoles

JachAnen
JachAnen

@redxrogue Yeah it is about them. But SONY doomed SEGA with PS1 and finished them with the PS2 while forcing Nintendo to finally think of something new to stay alive.