A Streets of Rage movie is reportedly being developed by the team behind Sonic
The creator of John Wick is seemingly tied to the project
A film adaptation of the arcade Sega classic Streets of Rage is in development, according to a new report.
Deadline claims that dj2 Entertainment, the company behind the Sonic film series, is working on the project.
A spec script for the project was written by Derek Kolstad, the man behind the John Wick franchise, it’s claimed.
Sega has yet to confirm the project, but following the record-breaking success of the Sonic the Hedgehog film adaptation, it’s likely that Sega will want to continue to capitalise on bringing its classic titles to the big screen.
The original Sonic the Hedgehog was a surprise success, with it becoming the top-grossing video game adaptation of all time in the US. Paramount Pictures and Sega revealed in February that a third Sonic film and a live-action TV series have entered production.
VGC’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie review called it a much better film than the original and said there’s a pleasant surprise to be found in the chemistry between its new characters, which include Tails and Knuckles.
Following the success of Sonic, it’s likely that video game movie adaptations will increase in prominence at the box office.
A Ghost of Tsushima film is currently in development at Sony, while on the small screen, The Last of Us’ HBO TV adaptation is in the process of filming.
The director of both Sonic films has even said that he’d love to direct a Super Smash Bros. film but conceded that it would be logistically difficult.