Although SEGA may not make its own consoles anymore, it looks as though some of its classic video games will be heading to the big screen. But is this really the right time?
It’s been over fifteen years since SEGA’s last console release. But while the classic game developer has switched to creating third-party games, it looks as though their extensive back catalogue may be heading to the big screen.
But which classic SEGA games will get the movie treatment?
According to Variety, SEGA will be adapting a number of its classic video games for both film, TV and digital broadcasting.
“It’s moving forward with Altered Beast, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Rise of Nightmares and Crazy Taxi first as English-language live action and animated spinoffs. Virtua Fighter and Golden Axe’also are part of the portfolio of properties.”
Apparently, former break Media executive Evan Cholfin will be leading the efforts under the banner of the Tokyo-based Stories International.
“With his impeccable taste and experience developing and producing entertainment in nearly every format imaginable, Evan is the unique executive to revitalize and canonize our partners’ brands by working with Hollywood to create stories that will last for centuries,” said Stories CEO Tomoya Suzuki.
And with an impressive catalogue of game titles to work with, it could prove to be a very lucrative move for SEGA.
Will the movies prove to be any good? Well, that’s another matter entirely. But I can’t help feeling excited at the prospect of an ‘Altered Beast’ movie.
Do you think SEGA can make some great video game movies? Which title are you looking forward to seeing? Let us know what you think in the comments below…