Sega of America CEO Tom Kalinske

If transforming video games into television series wasn't already enough, Hollywood is now borrowing ideas from books based on the history of the video game industry.

Legendary Entertainment has finalised a deal to develop a television series about the 2014 book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation by author Blake J. Harris. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (responsible for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid film adaptation) is directing and Mike Rosolio (American Vandal) is writing the pilot episode. These two will be joined by executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver.

If you haven't already read it or read about it, this book is about when Sega was at war with Nintendo during the '90s. The story focuses on the Sega of America CEO Tom Kalinske and provides insight into the internal conflicts that occurred between the US and Japanese branches of Sega. The book itself relied on interviews and relevant people to retell the story.

There's no official word about when this show is due out or its tone, but according to Deadline Hollywood, it will be a "limited drama" series. Rogen and Goldberg were previously tasked to develop a movie based on this same material in 2014 and a documentary was also reportedly in the works around this time. It appears the final product will now be this show.

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