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Streets of Rage! Shinobi! Golden Axe! Sega is getting into the movie business

December 12th, 2014 by Andrew McCarroll Comments



As Sega looks to turn more of its videogames into other forms of entertainment, it has hired former Break Media executive Evan Cholfin to lead those efforts.

Cholfin now serves as head of development and production at Tokyo-based Stories International, has also worked on developing movies for Steven Zaillian and David Fincher.

With such a huge library to choose from the race to develop titles like “Altered Beast,” “Streets of Rage,” “Shinobi,” “Rise of Nightmares”, “ Crazy Taxi”, “Virtua Fighter” and “Golden Axe” is on.


The obvious flagship title would be Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog. An Uwe Boll-less House Of The Dead movie will be almost certainly, a prime candidate to hit the silver screen.

Sega won’t be alone in the video game movie development field, with Electronic Arts who developed “Need for Speed” through its own film division, while Ubisoft has its own in-house arm adapting tent pole titles like “Assassin’s Creed,” “Splinter Cell” and “Watch Dogs” into movies.

Source: Latino Review

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Andrew McCarroll never quite built on the dizzying career heights that he hit at 6 years old, when as a member of the “Ghostbusters” he would charge his neighbours to remove any unwanted spectres. Now retired from slaying spooks, he spends his time obsessing over superheroes (especially Batman) and devouring shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and Archer in a manner that would make Galactus proud. You can follow his rants on twitter @andymc1983

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