The 2021 Game of the Year It Takes Two has taken over the gaming world and is now entering the big screen. The It Takes Two movie has found its home at Amazon with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Buck Productions company boarding on to produce with dj2 Entertainment.
The critically acclaimed co-op video game It Takes Two is an action-adventure by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts. According to the Game Overview on the official website for the game,
“Embark on the craziest journey of your life in It Takes Two, a genre-bending platform adventure created purely for co-op. Play as the clashing couple Cody and May, two humans turned into dolls by a magic spell. Trapped in a fantastical world, they’re reluctantly challenged with saving their fractured relationship by the suave love guru Dr. Hakim. A huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges stand between them and their return to normal.”
It Takes Two follows the troubled couple, Cody and May, as they contemplate divorce and find their minds transported into two dolls that their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. They must then go on a wild and fantastical journey to find a way to get back into their bodies.
Hazelight Studios founder Josef Fares even told Variety in February that “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.”
After selling 5 million copies and winning Game of the Year at the annual D.I.C.E. Awards and this year’s Game Awards, the It Takes Two movie adaptation is coming in full force with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Production company boarding on to produce. Executively producing for Seven Bucks Productions is Dwayne Johnson, Danny Garcia, and Hiram Gracia alongside Sonic the Hedgehog screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller. Dmitri M. Johnson, Dan Jevons, and Stephan Bugaj will executive produce for dj2, including Josef Fares and Oskar Wolontis for Hazelight Studios.
Are you excited about the film adaptation of It Takes Two? What do you think will be different about the It Takes Two movie from the co-op videogame? Is this the secret video game project Dwayne Johnson has been talking about? Let us know what you think in the comments down below. We love to hear from you here at The Nerd Stash.