Yakuza’s getting a new live-action movie adaptation

Fans of Yakuza could soon have another avenue in which to sate their desire for crime-hued soap opera and sudden-onset absurdity, thanks to a new effort to adapt Sega’s long-running video game series for the movie screen.

That’s according to Variety, which reports that Sega has teamed up with US companies 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content in order to create a new live-action Yakuza film.

Few details have been shared about Yakuza’s big screen effort, but 1212 say the series “offers us a new playground in which to set compelling stories with complex characters in a unique environment that audiences have rarely seen before”.

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