Here is an exciting development as it is reported that SEGA, following the massive success of sonic the hedgehogis currently developing a streets of anger live-action movie with Derek Kolstad writing the screenplay.
Deadline reports that SEGA is in the very early stages of developing an action movie based on the popular streets of anger Beat ’em up video game franchise.
John Wick and Nobody Scribe Derek Kolstad penned the script to spec, which certainly bodes well for the film’s prospects given its huge success in the action genre.
streets of anger originally debuted in 1991 for the Sega Genesis and spawned three sequels, with the most recent, Streets of rage 4arriving in 2020. It received strong reviews and sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide, proving that the franchise is still hugely popular even thirty years after its initial launch.
It’s hard to say what the movie might be about, but in the first game, players could take on the role of three characters – Adam, Axel, or Blaze – and fight to save the city from being overtaken by a criminal syndicate run by Mr. Big
It’s probably no coincidence that this news comes soon after. sonic the hedgehog 2 proved to be another box office hit, grossing over $231.8 million worldwide to date. streets of anger will also be produced by dj2 Entertainment, with Escape Artists as co-producers.
Although Kolstad has not scripted the next John Wick: Chapter 4 or John Wick: Chapter 5he remains one of Hollywood’s most in-demand writers and is currently hard at work on Starz’s John Wick prequel series The Continentalby Netflix Burst cell series, just look at me, Acolyte, just causeand Hulu Hitman series.