Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to Direct Film about '90s Console War

The pair behind Pineapple Express and Superbad are taking on the Sega vs. Nintendo console war.

One of the most infamous console wars in video game history will soon recieve the Hollywood treatment. Best movie-making buds Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is The End, Pineapple Express) are set to write and direct the film adaption of Blake Harris’s upcoming book, Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation. Scott Rudin (The Social Network) will be producing. 

Described as a “behind-the-scenes business thriller,” Blake’s book details the early '90s console war between Sega and Nintendo. The book isn’t due out until May, but judging the forward written by Rogen and Goldberg, it appears that a collaboration has been in the works for a while.

Could this be the great video game movie we've been waiting for? Well if you've seen The Social Network or Moneyball, then you already know Rudin does an amazing job with biographical films. And while Rogen and Goldberg specialize in stoner comedies, the pair’s affinity for all things nerdy is a good sign that the film is the right hands. The two are currently working on a television adaptation of the comic series Preacher, and it’s been rumored that they’ve been asked to pen the Uncharted movie.  

It's a bit early for casting rumors but I'd bet money that Jonah Hill will make an appearance in there somewhere...

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Published Feb. 24th 2014
  • err_3100
    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little..
  • ColinS
    This sounds great! I wonder how much will be as how we remember it....
  • ColinS
    This sounds great! I wonder how much will be as how we remember it....
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    I hope they do it justice. I have a feeling Seth Rogen has been playing video games his whole life too haha, so I assume it's in good hands.
  • Hobo With A Keyboard
    Featured Contributor
    "The great video game movie we've been waiting for": "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" already made it to that point I feel. If you haven't seen it it's fantastic, it appears to be on youtube. It definitely is on netflix if you want to be legitimate. To be fair it's a documentary, but I think they'll be hard pressed to beat that. Hope they pull it off though.
  • Synzer
    Guide Editor
    I'm excited about this. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I miss Sega as a hardware company.
  • Ashley Shankle
    Associate Editor
    This is a topic I'm particularly interested in -- I've read a ton on the subject and find it to be the most fascinating console generation in terms of competition between consoles.

    Pretty excited for this!

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