Miike Plans Film Based On Yakuza
It seems that Miike was impressed enough with Ryu Ga Gotoku. Check out his praise: "When I heard about this, I played the game and cried twice before clearing it. We're filming with the belief that it would be great to make a movie that matches up with the game. This movie can, of course, be enjoyed just as a movie, but we hope to make the content truly interesting for those who played the game."
That's quite a pedigree for SEGA's game (which, by the way, comes out next week!).
Ryu Ga Gotoku is currently scheduled for a Spring 2007 release in Japanese theatres and I imagine that if Yakuza does well over here, it won't be long before an English-subtitled version is in the works.
8/31/2006 Cavin Smith