The epic console war of the 1990s will be brought to life in a movie co-directed by Seth Rogen.
The biggest battle of our lifetimes, the 1990s clash between console makers Sega and Nintendo, will be brought to life in a film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Appropriately titled Console Wars, the film is based on Blake J. Harris' book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation, due out in May.
Rogen and Goldberg are frequent collaborators, having previously worked together on This is the End, Pineapple Express, and Superbad, among others. The film has been optioned by Sony, a company that entered the console wars in the mid-90s while Nintendo and Sega were still duking it out for gaming domination.
The book's Amazon page describes Console Wars as "a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that 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." I have no idea how that's going to translate to a live-action movie, but as a child of the 90s, I'm curious to find out.