Amazon continues to bank on fueling its video-on-demand platform, Prime Video, with new original content. The Internet giant took a step in this direction by sign an agreement with dj2 Entertainmentthe production company responsible for bringing games like “Sonic” and “Tomb Raider” to the small screen.
According to Deadline, the deal will lead to the creation of content based on video game franchises, which will come exclusively to Prime Video. At this time, it is not known what intellectual properties (IP) will be chosen for this project. There are also no details on whether it will be series, movies or both.
Amazon seeks to control video game adaptations
With video game adaptations booming, with ‘Uncharted’, ‘Halo’ and ‘Bioshock’ on the way, to name just a few examples, Amazon decided to partner with a company experienced in the industry. DJ2 has worked to bring franchises like ‘Sonic’ and ‘Tomb Raider’ to the small screen.
But the production company is also working on other adaptations, like ‘Life is Strange’, ‘It Takes Two’ and ‘Disco Elysium’. In other words, it’s a company with some experience in the world of adaptations. Now, Amazon will use its experience to bolster Prime Video with new content.
“The dj2 team has long believed that video games will one day serve as an incredible source for stories told on television and in film,” said Dmitri M. Johnson, CEO and Founder of dj2 following the partnership announcement. with Amazon.c
“The possibilities are endless for what we can create together for our global audience,” says Nick Pepper, Creative Studio Content Manager for Amazon Studios. As mentioned above, at the moment details are scarce. Now we just have to wait to see the evolution of the project.