On Thursday, Selection revealed that Sega, alongside 1212 Leisure and Wild Sheep Content material, is at present growing a film primarily based on the Yakuza franchise. The studios at the moment are additionally in search of somebody to pen the script. Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande, and Joshua Lengthy plan to provide the variation.
The Yakuza video games sometimes observe Kazuma Kiryu, a lifelong member of the Japanese Mafia. Kiryu and quite a lot of wild characters take part in varied minigames round Japan and work to resolve some central thriller affecting the Yakuza. The collection, which began within the PS2 period, has adopted Kiryu from his younger grownup life by to his center age.
The Yakuza collection is extraordinarily odd, with diaper males, weird mascots, child hijinks, essential characters coming out of rubbish cans, and stand-ins for celebrities like Stephen Spielberg. The video games have sometimes labored as motion RPGs, however the upcoming Yakuza: Like a Dragon — the primary sport to not star Kiryu — is a turn-based RPG. It’s going to be an odd collection to see tailored to movie.
Based mostly on a quote by a consultant from 1212, we all know the Yakuza movie will star Kiryu.
“Yakuza provides us a brand new playground during which to set compelling tales with complicated characters in a novel setting that audiences have not often seen earlier than,” 1212 instructed Selection. “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.”
With the studios nonetheless trying to find somebody to write down the script, the Yakuza adaptation remains to be in very early phases.