Derek Kolstad is Adapting Sega’s Streets of Rage As a Film

As Sonic the Hedgehog 2 continues to clean up at the box office, the next big Sega adaptation might not be far behind. According to Deadline, a Streets of Rage movie is currently in the works with Derek Kolstad writing the script.

Sega released the original Streets of Rage for the Genesis in 1991. The game was a side-scrolling beat ‘em up that cast players as one of three different ex-cops (Adam, Axel, and Blaze) who took on a criminal syndicate led by Mr. X. Two sequels followed in 1992 and 1994. After a lengthy hiatus, French developer Dotemu took control of the franchise and released Streets of Rage 4 in 2020.

Kolstad is best known for creating the John Wick franchise, and he has lent his talents to a number of action properties. He recently served as a writer and co-executive producer on Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Kolstad’s upcoming slate includes a new Dungeons & Dragons TV series and another show based on Joe Madureira’s Battle Chasers comic. His last film, Nobody, hit theaters last year.

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This also marks the latest video game adaptation that Kolstad has adding to his workload. He is also still developing new projects based on Splinter Cell, Hitman, and Just Cause.

Dj2 Entertainment (the same studio behind Paramount’s Sonic films) is producing Streets of Rage. No release date has been set.

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