I hope you’re not tired of the current avalanche of video game adaptations, because another fun-sounding one is coming. Lionsgate has acquired the rights to make a Streets of Rage movie, which will be written and produced by John Wick creator Derek Kolstad. The production companies dj2 Entertainment and Escape Artists, involved in the Sonic the Hedgehog films, are also participating.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Kolstad was working on a Streets of Rage movie. While the games don’t exactly have a rich story, the beat-’em-up series fits right in No one writer Kolstad’s body of gritty, violent action. The series looks ripe for the picking after a successful 2020 revival Streets of Anger 4.
“When [dj2 CEO Dmitri M. Johnson] first mentioned the idea of cracking a Streets of Rage movie, I just loved it,” Kolstad said in a statement, according to Variety. “And to play with Sega? The 10-year-old me is still grinning.
Lionsgate will also be the Borderlands film, which was completed last year, but has no release date yet. Among the many, many other movies and TV shows based on games in the works is a Ghost of Tsushima movie, where Chad Stahelski, the director of all four John Wick movies, takes the reins.
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