As reported by Variety, a live-action movie based on the Yakuza series is currently in the works.
Yakuza series writer, Toshihiro Nagoshi, is listed in the writing credits. Erik Barmack [known for Dark, 3%, and Sacred], Roberto Grande [76 Days], and Joshua Lang  are all tapped to produce, whilst 1212 and Wild Sheep are currently searching for script-writers for the movie. Currently, we don’t have much else to go on beyond this.
A spokesperson for 1212 said;
“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 [Yakuza‘s lead protagonist] has a built-in cinematic appeal – a mix of kinetic action with bursts of comedy, multiple converging storylines, and a gripping journey towards redemption”.
“With our background in telling global stories, we are excited to bring this huge project to global platforms”.
We’ll have more news on this story when it becomes available.
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