As bad as a year in gaming may seem, there’s never a shortage of truly fun games annually. Last year, in particular, saw an original co-op game titled It Takes Two go head to head with the biggest franchises in numerous award shows. It Takes Two took the highly coveted Game of the Year award in the titular Game Awards, solidifying the notion that original, innovative games still matter in an industry full of battle royales and shooters.
With that in mind, it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that It Takes Two will be adapted for film and television by developers Hazelight Studios and production company Dj2 Entertainment. The project will be written by Sonic the Hedgehog scribes Pat Casey and Josh Miller. In a press release, the team stated:
dj2 is honored to partner with Josef, Oskar [Wolontis], and the incredible team at Hazelight Studios on the linear media adaptation of ‘It Takes Two.’ Just like the rest of the gaming world, we fell head-over-heels in love with Cody, May, Rose, Dr. Hakim and the imaginative fantasy universe Hazelight have created, and can’t wait to bring these characters -and this world- to life on the big and small screen.
For the uninitiated, the plot of It Takes Two follows a couple on the brink of a divorce, who one day are magically transformed into living dolls and trapped in a zany miniature world they must get out of. The gameplay requires two players to solve highly unique puzzles that need both players to work in sync.
There are no film and TV studios currently attached to the project but it’s been said to be in the middle of a bidding war. It should be no time until a big studio gets their hand on this.