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The hit 90s side-scrolling beat ’em Streets of Rage will be getting the movie treatment with Lionsgate and SEGA working on the adaptation. Deadline reports that the film is being spearheaded by John Wick franchise creator and writer, Derek Kolstad. Brady Fujikawa and Jon Humphrey will head the project for Lionsgate and Shuji Utsumi and Nakahara are overseeing the Streets of Rage movie project on SEGA’s part.
“When Dmitri first mentioned the idea of cracking a Streets of Rage movie, I was so immediately freaking in. And to play with Sega? The 10-year-old me is still grinning.”
“The game has a rich world and narrative, and we’re thrilled to be reuniting with Derek to bring it to life.”
“Lionsgate is one of the most dynamic studios in the entertainment industry today. We look forward to working with them, Derek and our all-star producers to bring this compelling IP to life.”
Dmitri M. Johnson
“I’ve wanted to make a Streets of Rage film since I was 12 years old. This has shaped up to become a ‘dream project’ alongside a ‘dream team.’”