EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of its success with Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movies, SEGA has one other franchise coming to the massive display screen with beat ’em up recreation Streets of Rage getting the movie therapy, sources inform Deadline. Derek Kolstad, who created the John Wick motion franchise and penned the Bob Odenkirk actioner No one, wrote the script on spec.
Streets of Rage, developed and printed by SEGA, first launched in 1991 through the Genesis dwelling online game console. The side-scroller follows former police provides who battle a criminal offense syndicate. For the reason that debut recreation, the Streets of Rage franchise has spawned sequels throughout quite a few gaming platforms together with the Xbox One, Ps 4 and Nintendo Swap. The franchise’s newest title, Streets of Rage 4, was launched in April of 2020 and has offered greater than 2.5 million copies worldwide. Sonic producer dj2 Leisure and Escape Artists (Equalizer franchise) will produce the movie adaptation.
Streets of Rage would be the newest mission below dj2 Leisure’s belt, following Sonic the Hedgehog 2‘s spectacular field workplace efficiency. dj2 signed an general take care of Amazon earlier within the 12 months and in addition is seeking to adapt The Recreation Awards winner It Takes Two for tv and movie.
Additionally within the works from Kolstad is the heist thriller Simply Watch Me, starring Gerard Butler. Along with writing No one, he not too long ago served as a co-executive producer on Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The fourth movie in his John Wick franchise has been slated for launch on March 24, 2023, following a delay imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kolstad is the newest John Wick inventive to tackle a online game adaptation. Additionally developing is an adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima from Sony and PlayStation Productions. Chad Stahelski is directing from a script by Takashi Doscher.
Kolstad is represented by Debbie Deuble Hill and APA; dj2 Leisure by APA.