Two of SEGA’s classic games – Altered Beast and Streets of Rage – are being adapted for film and television. Stories International, SEGA’s film and production division, has announced a partnership with The Walking Dead producers Circle of Confusion. The partnership will apparently “explore opportunities for both (game) titles in film and television”.
SEGA has previously expressed interest in making screen adaptations of their games, so if the claims made on Stories International’s press release are legitimate, many more “fan-favorite game franchises”could be coming. It was revealed earlier this year that a Shinobi movie was entering production with Marc Platt (Into the Woods, Bridge of Spies) at the helm. Other potential adaptations include Golden Axe, Virtua Fighter and Crazy Taxi.
President and CEO of Stories International Toyoma Suzuki is looking forward to the prospect of collaborating on the films:
“With Lawrence and his team at Circle of Confusion, we are beyond excited to work alongside them to develop and produce these projects. We look forward to seeing the Centurion from ‘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.”
For those not yet acquainted with Altered Beast or Streets of Rage, they are both available on Steam for $2.99 USD. Are you looking forward to the film versions? Would you rather the games were simply remastered? Let us know in the comments.