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Seth Rogen To Direct Sega & Nintendo Movie ‘Console Wars’

Mon, February 24, 2014 9:06pm EDT by 3 Comments
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Seth Rogen and longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg have signed on to write and direct a movie about the 1990s battle between video gaming consoles Nintendo and Sega. Gamers and ’80s babies should love this!

Seth Rogen, 31, and his movie-making band of misfits are at it again! The Knocked Up star and his crew are gearing up to make a screen adaptation of Blake J. Harris‘ book, Console Wars: The Battle That Defined a Generation, based on the 1990s competition between video game makers Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Read on to find out all the 8-bit details!

Seth Rogen’s Nintendo Movie — Actor To Make Film About Sega-Nintendo Battle

Seth Rogen is going after the world of video games in his latest directing effort, Console WarsThe film will be centered around back-in-the-day video game consoles Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

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Seth’s film is an adaptation of Blake Harris’ Console Wars: The Battle That Defined a Generation, which will hit book store shelves on May 13.

We’re getting nostalgic just thinking about Seth’s new movie! Who wouldn’t want to see a movie about the once very expensive video consoles that we now play conveniently on our phones and tablets?

Seth Rogan Takes Video Game Book To The Big Screen

Seth and his frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg are teaming up again to tackle the story offered in Blake’s book. Sony Pictures is the big company backing the video games magic.

Seth and Evan are all set to share the writing and directing duties for the flick, and Scott Rudin will produce.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? You’ve seen The Lego Movie — are you ready for a Nintendo movie? Let us know!

— Bryant Perkins

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