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Kong Director to Helm Sega vs. Nintendo TV Series Console Wars

Sega and Nintendo's iconic 90s battle for video game supremacy will be revisited in an upcoming television miniseries, appropriately titled Console Wars.

An adaptation of the novel of the same name by Blake J. Harris, the series will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who helmed last year's Kong: Skull Island and is also currently attached to a live-action adaptation of the popular video game franchise Metal Gear Solid. The pilot episode will be written by Mike Rosolio (American Vandal).

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A film adaptation of the novel had previously been optioned by Sony in 2014, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg -- who wrote the book's foreword -- attached to write and direct. Rogen and Goldberg remain attached to the television adaptation as executive producers with Sony's Scott Rudin (Moneyball).

The upcoming miniseries will be produced by Legendary Entertainment, which previously produced Skull Island, and Point Grey Pictures, which currently produces Rogen and Goldberg's television series Preacher with AMC and Future Man with Hulu.

Chronicling the rise and fall of Sega of America CEO Thomas Kalinske, the book recounts the video game exec as he positioned the Sega Genesis against the NES and Super Nintendo to break Nintendo's domination over the North American video game industry.

(via Nerdist)

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