Streets of Rage Movie in Development with John Wick Creator, Derek Kolstad on Script

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With the success of both Sonic the Hedgehog Movies, SEGA is moving to expand its film line with one of its other video games, Streets of Rage. A new report from Deadline has confirmed that SEGA will be moving forward with a movie adaption of its Flagship Beat’em Up Fighter with John Wick Creator, Derek Kolstad who also wrote the 2021 action film, Nobody wrote the Streets of Rage Script on Spec.

There aren’t many details to go by at this moment. The only thing available to go by at this time is that Sonic producer dj2 Entertainment and Escape Artists (Equalizer franchise) will be producing the film adaptation. Streets of Rage will be dj2 Entertainment’s next project, following Sonic the Hedgehog 2‘s impressive box office performance. dj2 signed an overall deal with Amazon earlier in the year and also is looking to adapt The Game Awards winner It Takes Two for television and film.

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Streets of Rage Cover Art
Image Credit: SEGA

Streets of Rage made its debut in 1991 on the Sega Genesis. Since its debut, it has spawned three sequels. The first three games have since been ported and re-released on various platforms. The fourth game was released in 2020, on various platforms, including iOS and Android.

Source: Deadline

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