Veteran producer Marc Platt is partnering with Sega’s production arm Stories International to develop and produce a movie based on the popular video game franchise “Shinobi,” it was announced Friday.
“We love the ‘Shinobi’ games and believe that the world of ninjas has never been properly explored onscreen. We now have the opportunity to do just that. With ‘Shinobi,’ we hope to make a film that honors the essence of the games and brings this fascinating world to life for moviegoing audiences,” said Platt.
For the record, TheWrap would disagree that the world of ninjas has never been properly explored onscreen, but we digress.
“Marc, Adam and the team at Marc Platt Productions are the perfect partners to bring the beloved Sega character Joe Musashi and the ‘Shinobi’ game franchise to the big screen. We are thrilled to work with them,” added Suzuki.
Platt’s credits include “Bridge of Spies,” “Drive,” “Wanted,” “Into the Woods” and Broadway’s blockbuster musical “Wicked.”
Stories is producing multiple film, television and digital projects based on Sega’s intellectual properties, including the “Golden Axe” game franchise, and is in the process of partnering with major studios, producers and filmmakers to co-develop adaptations of these properties as English-language feature films, television and digital series for worldwide release.
Stories development executive Evan J. Cholfin will oversee “Shinobi” for the company, which is represented by CAA along with Suzuki.