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Lionsgate is acquiring the film rights to Streets of Fury and John Wick screenwriter Derek Kolstad will write the screenplay.


Lionsgate has acquired the film rights Streets of Ragethe classic beat ’em up video game series first released by Sega in 1991. Streets of Rage series to the big screen, it’s clear that Lionsgate sees a lot of potential in the franchise.


A few months ago, it was announced that the classic video game Streets of Rage dj2 Entertainment is adapting the film and Amazon is funding the project. The studio is also responsible for the very successful Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film adaptation that grossed over $400 million worldwide. Given his track record, many fans and critics were incredibly excited about the upcoming game. Streets of Rage movie.

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It is now reported that the film rights Streets of Rage changed hands, and Lionsgate is currently making an adaptation. Derek Kolstad, writer John Wickstill attached to Streets of Rage film as screenwriter and producer. He was with the project from the very beginning and passionately wanted it to come true. Little is known about the film yet, such as when it will release or how it will be distributed (theatrical release or streaming service). But it was announced that Toru Nakahara, who directed the production of the first two Sonic the Hedgehog movies, returns to lead the Sega project with Shuji Utsumi.

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Another notable event is that Streets of Rage The film doesn’t have a director yet. Perhaps the studio is still in the early stages of production and hasn’t found the right person for the job yet. Original Streets of Rage The game has become a cult classic, and fans have been clamoring for a movie adaptation for years. Whoever leads the project must be able to capture the magic of the game, as well as bring their own take on things. Lionsgate is also currently working on a massive adaptation of the upcoming video game. Borderlands movie.

The news that the rights to the film Streets of Rage passed from hand to hand is certainly interesting. Lionsgate is known for producing popular action films such as The Expendables as well as John Wickso it seems the studio is perfect for adapting Streets of Rage into a feature film. Streets of Rage the gaming franchise has a huge number of passionate fans around the world, and many of them will hope that Lionsgate will pay tribute Streets of Rage and create an action-packed and entertaining film that lives up to the hype.

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