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‘It Takes Two’ film and TV adaptation in the works

By Kara Santos Published Feb 03, 2022 3:27 pm

It Takes Two, the action-adventure platform game developed by Hazelight Studios that won Game of the Year in 2021, is reportedly getting adapted for film and television.

According to Variety, indie developer Hazelight Studios is working with dj2 Entertainment to adapt the title for the small and big screen.

While no studio or network has been attached to the project yet, Pat Casey and Josh Miller, the screenwriters behind the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, are set to work on the video game adaptation.

It Takes Two was originally released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox and Xbox Series X/S in March 2021, and by October had sold over three million copies.

The game follows the adventures of May and Cody, a struggling couple going through divorce who are magically transformed into living dolls created by their daughter Rose. Trapped in a fantastical world, the estranged couple must overcome their fractured relationship and a variety of challenges in order to return to their human bodies. 

Similar to Hazelight Studio’s debut title, A Way Out, the game does not have a single-player option and is playable only in either online or local split screen cooperative multiplayer between two players.

“Creating the world and story in It Takes Two was so much fun for me and the team,” Hazelight founder 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.”

Variety’s sources claim the project is currently the subject of a bidding war to obtain the rights to the adaption.

It Takes Two marks dj2 Entertainment's latest video game adaptation headed for film or television.

In addition to the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel, dj2 Entertainment is also behind the anime series adaptation of Tomb Raider for Netflix and is currently developing live-action shows based on games like Disco Elysium and Life is Strange.

The company is also producing a feature film adaptation of Square Enix's hard-hitting action video game, Sleeping Dogs, with Neal Moritz's Original Film (Fast and Furious franchise) and Donnie Yen (Star Wars: Rogue One) to star according to their website.