Streets of Rage is coming to the silver display screen.
Lionsgate has acquired the movement image rights for the Sega recreation, opening the door for a movie adaptation of the favored franchise. Derek Kolstad, who has beforehand written John Wick and all of its sequels, will write and produce the variation.
Streets of Rage facilities round a gaggle of ex-cops who weaponize their fists in lethal style to tackle a harmful crime syndicate. Alongside Kolstad, Sega’s Toru Nakahara and dj2 Leisure’s Dmitri M. Johnson, Timothy I. Stevenson and Dan Jevons will produce the movie. Nakahara, who produced the primary two Sonic the Hedgehog films to huge field workplace success, is overseeing the venture for Sega alongside Shuji Utsumi.
Streets of Rage was one of the vital common videogame franchises of the ’90s, and Sega revealed three video games between 1991 and 1994. In 2020, the long-awaited fourth recreation within the sequence was launched to greaat critiques, incomes a 7/10 by IGN.
For Kolstad, engaged on a venture akin to this can be a childhood dream. “When Dmitri first talked about the concept of cracking a Streets of Rage film, I used to be so instantly freaking in,” he stated in a press release. “And to play with Sega? The ten-year-old me remains to be grinning.”
Johnson echoes Kolstad’s intense love for the franchise. “I’ve wished to make a Streets of Rage movie since I used to be 12 years outdated,” he added. “This has formed as much as turn into a ‘dream venture’ alongside a ‘dream group.’”
The Streets of Rage adaptation can be produced by Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Tony Shaw. Lionsgate can be helming an upcoming movie adaptation of Borderlands from horror director Eli Roth.
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