By Travis Martin
From the film adaption of “Warcraft” to the Michael Fassbender starring “Assassin’s Creed,“ it looks like Hollywood is attempting to do film adaptions on video games right. Now, it appears another video game property, Sega‘s “Shinobi,“ is set to be made into a movie. Producer Mark Platt and his producing group Mark Platt Productions have teamed with Sega Group‘s production arm to produce films based off of Sega’s numerous titles.
Beginning in 1987, the video game franchise of “Shinobi” mostly centers on ninja Joe Musashi as he fights the evil crime syndicate Zeed. The most recent game to come out of this series was 2011’s “Shinobi 3D” on the Nintendo 3DS.
Besides “Shinobi,” Marc Platt Productions is also planning adaptations for “Altered Beast,“ “Crazy Taxi,” “Golden Axe,“ and “Virtua Fighter,” but as TV and “digital projects” instead of films. No scriptwriters, director, or possible release date has not been made for “Shinobi.”