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?