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Brand-New Game Isn't Out Yet, Getting TV And Movie Adaptations Anyway

Sonic producer's Story Kitchen announces a deal to potentially adapt Spine for film and TV.


Plenty of video games have made deals for film and TV adaptations, but it usually happens after a game is on the market. That's not the case every time, though. The developers behind the upcoming game Spine have signed a deal with Sonic the Hedgehog movie producer Dmitri Johnson's production company Story Kitchen for potential film and TV adaptations.

Spine, from developer Nekki, is a single-player game with close-quarter gun fights featuring a hero named Redline. Nekki CEO Dmitry Terekhin said to Variety, "We believe that truly great stories always stand out, and Spine universe will captivate audiences across any media."

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It's still very early days for any possible Spine film or TV series, so there is no word yet on a cast or director, or where a potential adaptation could end up. It seems what's happening here is Story Kitchen has snapped up the rights, just like it did with Dredge earlier this month.

"When we first learned of this upcoming game from Nekki, we lost our collective minds as Redline could not be more badass!" Story Kitchen's Dmitri Johnson, Mike Goldberg, Timothy I. Stevenson, and Dan Jevons said in a statement.

Spine is in the works for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC, but there is no official release date yet. There are numerous video game movies in the works, and you can see more of them in the gallery below.

The next big video game movie is the Borderlands film, which arrives in August. A Minecraft movie is coming in 2025.

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