Kong: Skull Island Director Takes on Console Wars


It’s been a few years since we heard that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were attached to write and direct a movie based on Blake Harris’ non-fiction book, Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation. Since then, Rogen and Goldberg have kept themselves extremely busy with movies like The Interview, The Night Before and Sausage Party and TV shows like Preacher, Future Man and the upcoming Amazon series The Boys, but the good news is that Console Wars has not been forgotten. We are hearing that the historical video game tale will soon be coming to the small screen instead with a new director at the helm to see it through. Hit the jump to find out what we know.

According to Nerdist, Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island, Kings of Summer) will direct Console Wars as a limited TV series for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures. Rogen and Goldberg are still on board as producers, but the pilot will be written by Mike Rosolio (American Vandal, Lemmings). No word yet on where the show will air, but they seem to have a relationship with just about every major streaming service and cable channel at this point.

The book mostly focuses on Sega of America CEO Tom Kalinske and his heroic efforts in the early ’90s to try and compete with Nintendo, who had a stranglehold on the market at the time. It seems likely that the project has morphed into a TV series based on the success of other tech-centric shows like Halt and Catch Fire and Silicon Valley, although perhaps the big screen wasn’t really the right medium in the first place. Vogt-Roberts is apparently a big gamer and was attached to direct a Metal Gear Solid movie a few years back. Are you looking forward to Console Wars?

  • Frankie

    Finally, the people will know the truth about Blast Processing and mainstream America will realize that while stippling is a shitty technique, Sega does what Nintendon’t!