Amazon Studios is about to cash in on the expensive business of video game adaptations on TV. The company has reportedly signed a first-look deal with dj2 Entertainment, a production company that has an impressive catalog of video game development deals under its belt. Among those games is Life is Strange and Disco Elysium, both of which dj2 Entertainment is reportedly interested in adapting. In a press release, dj2 Entertainment’s Dmitri Johnson had this to say:
The dj2 team has long believed that video games would one day serve as incredible source material for stories told in television and film, and that it was only the lack of love and respect for the artform which previously held successful adaptations back. Moreover, it is truly an honor to have Prime Video as our platform partner. A partner who truly supports us, as well as our grand ambitions, for telling the best international gaming stories with no limitations in how high we may collectively aim.
The dj2 Entertainment deal isn’t Amazon’s first pact with a major gaming company. It was announced last year that the streamer was eyeing to make a live-action Mass Effect series for EA. And if the recent Rings of Power trailer was any indication of just how much money Amazon is willing to shell out to adapt popular IPs, then this deal may be for the best. If Paramount+ could do it for Halo, why can’t Amazon?