Sega is developing a live-action film based on its Yakuza video game franchise with 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content, according to a Variety report.
The film will be produced by Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande, and Joshua Long. Wild Sheep Content are searching for script writers.
“Yakuza offers us a new playground in which to set compelling stories with complex characters in a unique environment that audiences have rarely seen before,” 1212 said in a statement. “The saga of Kazuma Kiryu has a built-in cinematic appeal—a mix of kinetic action with bursts of comedy, multiple converging storylines, and a gripping journey towards redemption.”
Producer Barmack added, “With our background in telling global stories, we are excited to bring this huge project to global platforms.”
A release target for the film was not mentioned.