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Old 11-16-22, 04:29 PM
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Streets of Rage -- based on the Sega video game

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has acquired the feature adaptation of hit Sega video game Streets of Rage, which John Wick franchise creator and scribe Derek Kolstad is writing. He also is producing alongside the videogame brand’s Toru Nakahara; dj2 Entertainment’s Dmitri M. Johnson, Timothy I. Stevenson and Dan Jevons; and Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Tony Shaw.

Deadline first told you about the project.

Streets of Rage was one of the most popular videogame franchises of the ’90s, with Sega publishing three games between 1991 and 1994. In 2020, the long-awaited fourth game in the series was released to rave reviews and became a bestseller.

Brady Fujikawa and Jon Humphrey are shepherding the project for Lionsgate, with Shuji Utsumi and Nakahara overseeing for Sega, Johnson overseeing for dj2 Entertainment and Shaw steering for Escape Artists.

Kolstad said: “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.”

Erin Westerman, President of Production at Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, added, “The game has a rich world and narrative, and we’re thrilled to be reuniting with Derek to bring it to life.”

Nakahara, who produced the $722M-plus global grossing Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and is the executive producer of Sonic Prime, said: “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.”

Johnson added: “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.’”

The deal was negotiated by Phil Strina for Lionsgate; by Toru Nakahara for Sega; by APA and CDAS for dj2; by APA, Circle of Confusion & Behr Abramson Levy Johnson for Kolstad; and by David Bloomfield for Escape Artists.
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Re: Streets of Rage -- based on the Sega video game

I played the hell out of this and Final Fight as a kid.
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Re: Streets of Rage -- based on the Sega video game

I still listen to the opening track from SoR2 often. Bring it on.
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Re: Streets of Rage -- based on the Sega video game

I mean.. it can't be worse then Double Dragon?
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Re: Streets of Rage -- based on the Sega video game

I don’t expect it to be great but sure. Relatively easy concept to make into a movie.
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Re: Streets of Rage -- based on the Sega video game

Originally Posted by devilshalo View Post
I mean.. it can't be worse then Double Dragon?
All that movie needed to be was a martial arts remake of The Warriors. I'm still waiting for that.


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I don’t expect it to be great but sure. Relatively easy concept to make into a movie.
​​​​​​​Kolstad is good at writing effective scripts from deceptively simple concepts.
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Re: Streets of Rage -- based on the Sega video game

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I played the hell out of this and Final Fight as a kid.
Right, and I consider Final Fight to be way more iconic... and even I don't want a live action Final Fight movie. They can barely make a Mortal Kombat movie and I can guarantee people know the characters in that franchise a ton more than Axel, Blaze and Adam.
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Re: Streets of Rage -- based on the Sega video game

Final Fight had the mayor who was built like a brick shithouse and the dreamboat Cody fighting to get the dizzy dame back.
I’d watch that movie.
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Re: Streets of Rage -- based on the Sega video game

I'd rather have a Samurai Shodown movie where it's pretty much Game of Death but with various sword masters. I don't want too much backstory like Street Fighter.
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Damn it , I want a Golden Axe movie.
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A Samurai Showdown movie would be interesting.

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