Lionsgate Acquires Movie Adaptation of Sega Game ‘Streets of Rage’

The feature adaptation of the classic Sega video game Streets of Rage has found a home at Lionsgate.

The film adaptation of the Sega video game Streets of Rage that’s being developed by Derek Kolstad has officially found a home at the Lionsgate studio. Kolstad is currently writing the script for the film as well as producing it, along with 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.

For those not familiar, Streets of Rage was a very popular video game franchise in the 90s, with three entries released between 1991 and 1994. The series revived with a fourth installment released to critical acclaim in 2020.

Given the continuing popularity of the Streets of Rage games, it’ll be interesting to see what a film adaptation of the games brings to the table.

What do you think of Lionsgate acquiring the film adaptation of Streets of Rage?

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Armed with a PhD. in Musicology, Becky spends much of her time blogging about movie music on her blog Film Music Central when she isn't otherwise occupied watching movies and her favorite anime series.