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Sega VS Nintendo: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg adapting Console Wars into limited television series

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Nov 28, 2018

The story of that brief, wonderful era in the early 1990s when Nintendo and Sega were in serious competition with one another is going to be told on the small screen.

Author Blake J. Harris' 2014 novel Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation tells the behind-the-scenes story of how Sega took on Nintendo with the Genesis, and, in the process, disrupted the monopoly that the House of Mario had on console gaming. Now Deadline reports that the novel is going to be adapted for a limited drama series, courtesy of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's Point Grey Pictures and Legendary TV.

No casting has been announced for the digital David and Goliath tale, but Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will be at the helm, with Mike Rosolio writing the pilot episode. The American Vandal scribe is currently penning the upcoming Sim City movie, which Legendary is also producing.

Rogen and Golberg have been working to develop Console Wars for nearly five years — prior to the novel's publication. In early 2014, their original vision was that they would write a feature-length screenplay, with Annihilation's Scott Rudin producing. Rudin is still attached as executive producer alongside Rogen and Goldberg.

In addition to producing the upcoming Console Wars series, Rogen and Goldberg are also behind AMC's Preacher, which is headed for a third season, as well as Future Man, which streams on Hulu.

Legendary, meanwhile, has been on something of a hot streak, with upcoming projects including Godzilla vs. Kong, Denis Villeneuve's remake of Dune, and a live-action adaptation of the graphic novel Prince of Cats, to name just a few.

Were you team NES or team Genesis? Let us know in the comments!


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