Sega, 1212 Entertainment, and Wild Sheep Content are currently developing a live-action movie based on the popular Yakuza franchise.
According to Variety, Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande and Joshua Long will produce, but they are currently looking for a scriptwriter.
The mainline Yakuza games follow Kazuma Kiryu, a lifelong member of the Japanese Yakuza. The game has been widely praised for its story and character-driven plot, as well as its exhilarating and exciting brawler combat.
Based on a quote by a representative from 1212, we know that the Yakuza movie will star Kiryu as the protagonist.
“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.
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.”
The next entry in the game franchise is Yakuza Like A Dragon, which is slated to release for the PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC on 13 November 2020.