Lionsgate is developing a Streets of Rage movie. The news comes courtesy of Deadline with the outlet reporting that the studio has set John Wick franchise creator and scribe Derek Kolstad as the film’s writer. News that a Streets of Rage film was in development was first announced in April, although no studio was attached at the time of the announcement.
“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.”Kolstad
Following the news that Lionsgate has boarded the project, Erin Westerman, President of Production at Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said, “The game has a rich world and narrative, and we’re thrilled to be reuniting with Derek to bring it to life.”
Streets of Rage was a hugely popular video game franchise from Sega in the 90s. Between 1991 and 1994, the franchise released three games, with a fourth game finally being released in 2020. As of now, no further details are known about the project and a director has yet to be announced.
Brady Fujikawa and Jon Humphrey will head the project for Lionsgate, while Shuji Utsumi and Toru Nakahara will oversee the movie for Sega. Kolstad will produce the movie alongside Sega’s Nakahara, dj2 Entertainment’s Dmitri M. Johnson, Timothy I. Stevenson and Dan Jevons.