Yakuza is heading to the big screen, says an exclusive report from Variety. It's a live-action adaptation helmed by newcomer 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content, though further details are scarce at this time.
In fact, it's not even clear which game in the main series of eight games the film could adapt. The Variety scoop wraps up the Yakuza Kiwami plot, but it might as well be a Yakuza 0 movie if Sega wants to start at the very beginning.
1212 Entertainment is behind 2019's Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark and, according to iMDB, two other projects in development: Lone Wolf and Cub, a samurai story, and House of Salt and Sorrows, a television series about sisters transported to an enchanted world. .
Wild Sheep Content has Erik Barmack at the helm, a former Netflix executive who led the company's efforts to shift to non-English films and series.
Since its inception in January 2020, Wild Sheep has made a name for itself with a number of international projects, including a French version of Stephen King's The Plant and a Bollywood true crime series currently in production.
Meanwhile, Sega is also gearing up for the release of Yakuza 7 as the Xbox Series launch game, taking the series in a new direction with turn-based combat and Persona-style social bonding.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Yakuza news as it develops.