Entertainment data website Deadline reported on Monday that the creator of the John Wick franchise Derek Kolstad is writing the script for an upcoming live-action film adaptation of Sega‘s Streets of Rage recreation.

dj2 Entertainment and Escape Artists will produce the film. dj2 Entertainment beforehand produced the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog motion pictures.

Sega launched the first installment inside the Streets of Rage assortment (Bare Knuckle in Japan) for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Genesis in 1991. The Streets of Rage 2 sequel recreation launched in 1992 and Streets of Rage 3 launched in 1994. Paris-based developer and author Dotemu collaborated with Paris-based agency Lizardcube and Montréal-based Guard Crush Games to launch Streets of Rage 4 in April 2020.

Variety reported in 2016 that Sega was planning a film or television adaptation of the franchise. At the time the report mentioned the variation was a collaboration between Stories International — the three method partnership of Sega Group and Hakuhodo DY Group for film and television initiatives — and manufacturing agency Circle of Confusion. Deadline’s report from Monday mentioned Circle of Confusion is one of the companies that represents Kolstad.

Source: Deadline (Alexandra Del Rosario)