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Sega to Produce Live-Action Yakuza Film That Centers on Kazuma Kiryu

On the heels of Sonic the Hedgehog’s theatrical success, Sega is pursuing yet one more live-action movie adaptation. This time, the supply materials will come from none apart from the Yakuza sequence. Sega will produce the challenge, alongside 1212 Leisure (Scary Tales to Inform within the Darkish) and Wild Sheep. Specifics concerning the film itself are scarce, however a press release from 1212 suggests sequence protagonist Kazuma Kiryu will sit center-stage.

A report from Selection notes Erik Barmack (Darkish), Roberto Grande (Scary Tales to Inform within the Darkish), and Joshua Lengthy (1983) are on board to supply the Yakuza movie. At current, 1212 Leisure and Wild Sheep are in search of writers to pen the script. In a press release, 1212 Leisure spoke extremely of the huge prospects Yakuza affords when it comes to a live-action, huge display adaptation,

Yakuza affords us a brand new playground through which to set compelling tales with complicated characters in a singular atmosphere that audiences have hardly ever seen earlier than. The saga of Kazuma Kiryu has a built-in cinematic enchantment–a mixture of kinetic motion with bursts of comedy, a number of converging storylines, and a gripping journey in direction of redemption.

Yakuza first hit the scene in 2005 as a PlayStation 2 unique from Sega. The action-adventure sequence has since gone on to generate fairly the expansive viewers across the globe, and it continues to develop in recognition. Yakuza’s most up-to-date entry, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, strikes on from sequence protagonist Kazuma Kiryu to concentrate on a brand new main man–Ichiban Kasuga. It’s gameplay additionally represents a departure from the franchise, since real-time beat ’em up mechanics have been changed with a turn-based type of play.

Like a Dragon is already out in Japan, however comes westward on November 13th for the PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection X. A PlayStation 5 model will arrive on an unspecified later date.

[Source: Variety]

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