The popularity of the Yakuza could definitely not be understated; With numerous entries in the series (and their next game out in November), Yakuza is still going strong .
According to Variety, SEGA’s next venture with Yakuza is in film. Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande, and Joshua Long will produce the film with the help of Wild Sheep Content and 1212 Entertainment. 1212 Entertainment is best known for producing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
” “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 date for the Yakuza film has not be confirmed.