It Takes Two Movie Amazon Dwayne Johnson Feature

Back in January, we found out that an It Takes Two movie was in the works. The developer of the co-op platformer Hazelight Studios teamed up with dj2 Entertainment to bring it to the big screen. Now, more details have been revealed, courtesy of Variety. Firstly, a production deal has been struck with Amazon Studios. Joining them is Seven Bucks Productions, a film production company founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia in 2012. Seven Bucks’ involvement means that Dwayne Johnson will now work as one of the film’s lead producers. It’s also possible that he’ll act in the movie, although nothing is confirmed.

These new additions mean that the It Takes Two movie is now being backed by quite the line-up. Pat Casey and John Miller are working as the executive producers. Given their history as writers for both Sonic the Hedgehog films, it’s clear that they know how to make a good video game movie. They bring a skill set that the industry is desperate for. Anyone who was unfortunate enough to watch the Assassin’s Creed movie will know that.

 

A new era

For the longest time, video game movies have sucked. From the infamous Super Mario Bros film to more recent attempts like 2014’s Need for Speed, they just don’t tend to be good. However, things do seem to be changing for the better. The Sonic the Hedgehog films and Pokémon Detective Pikachu show that video game movies are getting better. All we can hope for is that It Takes Two continues that trend and more great game movies come to see the light of day. Hazelight studio manager Oskar Wolontis is enthusiastic about the film’s potential, though. Wolontis stated, “We’re very excited for the opportunity to expand this beloved IP beyond gaming, for both new and returning fans to appreciate.”

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Kurt Perry
Kurt is a passionate games critic who has a particular love for JRPGs, racing games, and platformers. Once a dedicated console gamer, Kurt moved across to PC three years ago and hasn't looked back since.

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