Caught between The Rock and a Hard Place
Amazon Studios has announced that it will helm the movie adaptation of Electronic Arts’ award-winning co-op adventure It Takes Two. According to the Hollyweirds over at Variety, the film will be produced by Seven Bucks Productions, the studio founded by Dany Garcia and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
It Takes Two, which launched on PC and consoles in March 2021, tells the story of an estranged married couple forced to work together after being magically transformed into their child’s handmade dolls. Developed by Josef Fares’ Hazelight Studios, It Takes Two has a heavy focus on cooperative gameplay, as two players synergize to surmount the many hazards and obstacles that lie in our heroes’ path. It Takes Two would go on to bag the prestigious Game of the Year Award at The Game Awards in December 2021.
The movie is in its very early stages and, as such, neither a cast nor a release window has been announced. It is possible that Johnson could star in the film, having been featured in many Seven Bucks productions including Jungle Cruise, Skyscraper, Jumanji, Rampage, and the NBC series Young Rock. While that seems like something of a vanity project, I can’t deny that if I had the cash, I’d cast myself in a ton of movies based on video games I liked. So watch out for my stellar turn as Misako in River City Girls: The Movie.
It Takes Two is available now on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms.
Senior Editor – Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse