Lionsgate has picked up the rights to the upcoming film adaptation of SEGA’s iconic “Streets of Rage” arcade beat ’em up game franchise.
“John Wick” creator and “Nobody” scribe Derek Kolstad penned the script on spec based on the 1991 side-scroller, which follows former police offers who battle a crime syndicate.
Plot specifics of the film are under wraps. “Sonic” films producer dj2 Entertainment and “The Equalizer” films producer Escape Artists will produce the movie.
Kolstad, Toru Nakahara, Dmitri M. Johnson, Timothy I. Stevenson, Dan Jevons, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Tony Shaw are all producing.
The most recent entry in the game series, “Streets of Rage 4,” was released in 2020 and sold well along with scoring much acclaim.
Source: Lionsgate Snags The “Streets of Rage” Film – Dark Horizons