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Hazelight Studios Partners with dj2 Entertainment to Adapt ‘It Takes Two’ Game for Film

It Takes Two looks to be the next big transmedia success.

Hazelight Studios is partnering with dj2 Entertainment to bring its game ‘It Takes Two’ for television and film, according to a recent article on Variety.

The game is a co-op-only title, meaning there’s no single-player option. However, players can choose to play via couch co-op over the internet. It Takes Two has won many awards and has received positive reviews from critics.

The title follows the adventures of Cody and May, who are turned into living dolls and stuck in a fantasy realm. The two must work together to overcome challenges while fixing their relationship.

“Creating the world and story in ‘It Takes Two’ was so much fun for me and the team,” Hazelight founder and creative director Josef Fares told Variety, “Since it has a strong narrative with many crazy characters and just as crazy co-op action moments, the potential is huge for a great adaption to film or television.”

Dj2 Excited to Partner With Hazelight

Dj2 is excited about the partnership, according to Dmitri M. Johnson, CEO and founder of dj2. “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,” Johnson told Variety.

Hazelight and dj2 aren’t the only ones melding the realms of television and gaming. Sony Pictures is currently hiring a VP of mobile games based on hit gameshows. Likewise, Epic Games is looking to create a Fortnite film.

The project isn’t yet attached to a studio, however, a bidding war between several parties is in progress. Additionally, “Sonic the Hedgehog” writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller will be adapting It Takes Two for the screen.

“The reception of ‘It Takes Two’ has been absolutely stellar from press and players alike,” Oskar Wolontis, Studio Manager at Hazelight, told Variety, “We’re very excited for the opportunity to expand this beloved IP beyond gaming, for both new and returning fans to appreciate.”

Written By

Jack Brassell is a freelance journalist and aspiring novelist. Jack is a self-proclaimed nerd with a lifelong passion for storytelling. As an author, Jack writes mostly horror and young adult fantasy. Also an avid gamer, she works as the lead news editor at Hardcore Droid. When she isn't writing or playing games, she can often be found binge-watching Parks & Rec or The Office, proudly considering herself to be a cross between Leslie Knope and Pam Beasley.

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