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Lionsgate picks up Streets of Rage film, with John Wick author on board
So yeah, Mr. X, I’m considering I’m again
The Streets of Rage are headed to the silver display screen. Lionsgate has picked up the movie adaptation of the beat ’em up Streets of Rage, with John Wick author Derek Kolstad writing.
This information was reported on earlier this yr by Deadline. As we speak’s affirmation sees the Streets of Rage mission discovering a house at Lionsgate, with Kolstad producing alongside Toru Nakahara. Dj2 Leisure’s Dmitri M. Johnson, Timothy I. Stevenson, and Dan Jevons are additionally on board, in addition to Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Tony Shaw.
Dj2 Leisure is necessary to notice, as the corporate labored on the current Sonic the Hedgehog movie collection and can be trying to adapt It Takes Two.
Streets of Rage noticed a little bit of a revival, because of the 2020 launch of Streets of Rage 4 that went over fairly nicely. It’s a basic within the beat ’em up style, and it’s simple to see how somebody behind the John Wick collection would gravitate to a property like this.
“When Dmitri first talked about the thought of cracking a Streets of Rage film, I used to be so instantly freaking in,” Kolstad mentioned in a press release by way of Selection. “And to play with Sega? The ten-year-old me remains to be grinning.”
A brand new adaptation
This provides one other online game to the lengthy record of upcoming online game variations. It’s develop into a preferred pattern, as productions like Arcane and Sonic the Hedgehog have labored out fairly nicely. Even Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and The Witcher, based mostly off media properties that existed earlier than their recreation counterparts, noticed boosts because of their collection’ successes.
For Streets of Rage? I’m simply hoping for some brawling motion with the collection’ finest. I might simply see a found-family story a couple of rag-tag crew of fighters working right here. And it’s an excellent excuse to play some extra Streets of Rage, too.