The executive producers behind AMC’s The Walking Dead just partnered with Sega’s film and television department. Word is, they are creating “filmed entertainment adaptations” of both Altered Beast and Streets of Rage, according to Stories International.
Exploration for film and television possibilities is in the works for these Sega Genesis properties. Stories International is working with Circle of Confusion, makers of Fear the Walking Dead, Powers, and Outcast, on similar adaptations.
Circle of Confusion’s, Lawrence Mattis and Julian Rosenberg, are teaming up with Stories International’s, Evan J. Cholfin, in hopes of producing the creations. The potential is enough to make gamers shout for joy.
Circle of Confusion
“With Lawrence and his team at Circle of Confusion, we are beyond excited to work alongside them to develop and produce these projects,” said Stories International CEO, Tomoya Suzuki. “We look forward to seeing the Centurion form “Altered Beast” rise from his grave, and the “Streets of Rage” heroes Adam, Axel, and Blaze fight to take their city back on a screen near you.”
Earlier in 2016, Stories International also announced a Shinobi movie with potential producer Marc Platt, known for his work on Drive, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Wanted, and recently, Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. Quite impressive, wouldn’t you say?
Shinobi and Beyond
Sega’s Shinobi series launched in 1987 with an arcade game called Shinobi. It was followed by Shadow Dancer, The Revenge of Shinobi and years later, there was also a Playstation 2 game called Shinobi.
In addition, a Rent-a-Hero movie from Steve Pink is also in the works. Pink directed Hot Tub Time Machine, Accepted, and worked as a writer on High Fidelity and Gross Pointe Blank.
Sega and Stories International originally revealed these adaptations along with forty other properties, which include Golden Axe, Crazy Taxi, and Virtua Fighter. They hope to franchise the way Marvel has done in the last decade. This would mean series, spinoffs, and films — and a lot of fun for fans.
What fan fave would you like to see a filmed entertainment adaptation made from?
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