The most recent video game series to hit the big screen is the 1990s classic Streets of Rage. And it is the creator of the bloody John Wick saga, Derek Kolstad, who signs the screenplay, according to what reports the specialized site Deadline.
The first title in the Streets of Rage saga, a side-scrolling fighting game, was released in 1991 on the SEGA Genesis console, while the second installment turns 30 this year, and the third turns 28. Players must face thugs who are wreaking havoc on the streets of the city.
Nostalgics were able to get their hands on the fourth title in the series in 2020, which sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide, which breathed new life into Streets of Rage. Enough, at least, to attract great artisans and artisans of cinema.
According to Deadline, the production of the film will be entrusted to dj2 Entertainment, the company behind the films of the Sonic the Hedgehog series (Sonic the hedgehog), and the studio Escape Artists, which signed the film series The Equalizer (The justiciary).
The company dj2 Entertainment was recently awarded the film adaptation of the hit video games It Takes Two and Life Is Strange.
The team will also be able to count on the screenplay by Derek Kolstad, known for the John Wick action films. His expertise has also been used on other big-screen video game adaptations, including Splinter Cell, Just Cause and Hitman.