MOVIE NEWS – The producer Marc Platt (Scott Pilgrim) would want to make an adaptation of the video game Shinobi, the key franchise of the firm SEGA in the 80s and 90. He made a partnership with the company of video game SEGA, the owner of the franchise.
Shinobi debuted in 1987 as an arcade game, which was followed by games in both arcades and home platforms such as The Revenge of Shinobi on Genesis and Shinobi on PlayStation 2. The most recent Shinobi game appeared as a launch title for the 3DS in 2011.
Sega already announced a Sonic the Hedgehog movie in February, and today the video game publisher is working with its production company, Stories International, and producer Marc Platt to adapt ninja franchise Shinobi into a film.
Adam Siegel, who is Platt’s production partner, will join him, and work in cooperation with Stories president and CEO Tomoya Suzuki. Platt said in a press release that he believes ninjas haven’t been adequately explored onscreen, and Shinobi gives them the opportunity to bring that world to film.
“With Shinobi, we hope to make a film that honors the essence of the games and brings this fascinating world to live for moviegoing audiences,” Platt added.
Platt has produced films such as Drive, Wanted, and the Oscar-nominated Bridge of Spies, as well as Legally Blonde, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Into the Woods. He is also producing upcoming movies The Girl on the Train, Wanted 2, and a film version of the Broadway musical Wicked.
The idea of Platt is according to him, to depict the universe ninja such as he was “never really in the cinema“. Do you agree with the producer? Do you plan to have a look to this movie Shinobi?