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The Walking Dead producers working on Altered Beast, Streets of Rage adaptations

More Sega properties bound for film and TV

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The executive producers behind The Walking Dead television series and its AMC spinoffs have partnered with Sega’s film and television production arm to develop “filmed entertainment adaptations” of Altered Beast and Streets of Rage, according to an announcement from Stories International.

The two Sega Genesis era properties are being explored for opportunities in both film and television, Stories International said. Stories will work with production company Circle of Confusion (Fear the Walking Dead, Powers, Outcast) on the adaptations. Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis and Julian Rosenberg and Stories’ Evan J. Cholfin were named as producers.

“With Lawrence and his team at Circle of Confusion, we are beyond excited to work alongside them to develop and produce these projects,” said Tomoya Suzuki, president and CEO of Stories International, in a release. “We look forward to seeing the Centurion from ‘Altered Beast’ rise from his grave, and the ‘Streets of Rage’ heroes Adam, Axel and Blaze fight to take their city back on a screen near you.”

Earlier this year, Stories International announced plans to develop a Shinobi movie with producer Marc Platt and a Rent-A-Hero movie with Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink.

Sega and Stories International first revealed plans to adapt more than 40 Sega properties, including Golden Axe, Crazy Taxi and Virtua Fighter, into feature films, television shows and digital series in 2014.

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