Video game developer Hazelight Studios will team up with sonic the hedgehog co-producer Dmitri M. Johnson and his DJ2 Entertainment will bring It takes two on the screen.
The two-player video game, which won Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2021, follows married couple Cody and May as they struggle to stay together for their young daughter. They are transformed into magical dolls and must work through their toughest issues and insecurities, with the help of an anthropomorphic couples therapy book named Dr. Hakim. They run through fantastical imaginings of their worldly home to try and rekindle the love they once had.
No studio or network has yet been attached to the project, but Sonic the hedgehog Screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller, who will return to write the film’s next sequel alongside John Whittington, will adapt the video game.
The video game comes from Output creator and founder of Hazelight Studio Josef Fares.
“Creating the world and history in It takes two was so much fun for me and the team. Since it has a strong narrative with lots of crazy characters and equally crazy cooperative action moments, the potential is huge for a great movie or TV adaptation,” Fares said.
“The welcome of It takes two has been absolutely stellar from press and gamers alike,” said Hazelight Studio Director Oskar Wolontis. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to extend this beloved IP beyond the game, for old and new fans to enjoy.”
Johnson, CEO and Founder of dj2 Entertainment, added, “dj2 is honored to partner with Josef, Oskar and the incredible team at Hazelight Studios for the linear multimedia adaptation of It takes two. Like the rest of the gaming world, we’ve fallen head over heels in love with Cody, May, Rose, Dr. Hakim, and the imaginative fantasy universe Hazelight has created, and we can’t wait to bring these characters – and this world – to life on the big and small screen.
It takes two also won Best Multiplayer Game and Best Family Game at The Game Awards 2021.
Variety broke the news first.