Pre-publication, ‘Console Wars’ already headed to big screen

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Seth Rogen, left, and Evan Goldberg on the set of “This Is the End.”
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The book “Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation” by Blake Harris will be published in May. And it’s already headed to the big screen, thanks to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Variety reports that Rogen and Goldberg are planning to co-direct and adapt “Console Wars,” which tells the real-life story behind the video game industry in the 1990s.

It Books will publish the 576-page look at video games on May 13. It’s Harris’ debut -- and comes with a prologue by, coincidentally, Goldberg and Rogen.

Rogen and Goldberg directed and wrote “This Is the End” together. In the movie, Rogen plays video games before going to a James Franco party and facing the end of the world.



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