Currently it is the fair for video game adaptations on the big screen and it may well be that a cult license from SEGA is also coming.
In recent years we have the right to many film adaptations of video games. We’ve been talking about it a lot for a few days, especially with the preparation of a Netflix film on Gears of War. The ball continues with this time a cult license from SEGA: Streets of Rage.
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The information comes from Deadlineaccording to them, the film Streets of Rage is written by Derek Kolstad, a filmmaker best known for creating the franchise John Wick (writing side). Kolstad also wrote two episodes of the Disney Plus series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. He’s also reportedly signed on to produce the film Streets of Rage alongside SEGA’s Toru Nakahara, who produced the first two film adaptations of sonic. In short, the film seems to be in good hands for its action / combat side because the license is currently at Lionsgate. With the experience acquired on the saga John Wickit shouldn’t be too much of a problem to present us with realistic and fast-paced street combat.
There are also producers Dmitri M. Johnson, Timothy I. Stevenson and Dan Jevons. Mr. Johnson notably officiated on the latest Sonic film. The man now seems eager to tackle SEGA’s game:
I’ve wanted to make a Streets of Rage movie since I was 12. It took the form of a “dream project” alongside a “dream team
Erin Westerman, President of Production at Lionsgate says:
The game has a rich world and narrative, and we’re thrilled to have Derek back to bring it to life.
What do you personally expect from a film on this SEGA license?