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Shinobi coming to theatres

  The Hollywood Reporter conveyed today that Sega’s Shinobi franchise will be made into an upcoming movie. Secured by Mindfire Entertainment, the rights will allow the company to produce a game based on the settings and characters of the new Playstation Shinobi game. A $40 million budget is hoped to be obtained through overseas funding. Also, the movie will stay true to the console version of Shinobi, as Noriyoshi Ohba of Sega's Overworks development studio will be working with the producers.

   "We look at this game franchise as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon meets 'Blade," producer Mark Altman said. "There hasn't been a good ninja movie in a while, and this game was made to be a movie. We're starting to develop a script now that will introduce the character and open up additional story possibilities, since we believe this will work as a franchise."

   "Shinobi is one of Sega's greatest franchises, and we are happy to continue in our relationship with Mindfire on this project," said Charles Bellfield, VP strategic planning and corporate affairs at Sega of America.

11/4/2002 Matt Stensrud

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