Derek Kolstad and Lionsgate have already got an awesome working relationship because of the “John Wick” franchise. And that sequence exhibits no indicators of slowing down, with “John Wick: Chapter 4” hitting theaters on March 24, 2023 and two spinoffs, Les Wiseman‘s “Ballerina” with Ana de Armas and the Starz prequel “The Continental,” additionally on the best way. However it appears to be like like Kolstad has one thing else he’s cooking up with Lionsgate, too.
Deadline experiences Kolstad will pen the script for “Streets Of Rage,” Lionsgate’s upcoming characteristic movie adaptation of the Sega Genesis brawler online game from the Nineteen Nineties. The online game follows a number of ex-police vigilantes as they attempt to rid their fictional American metropolis Wooden Oak Metropolis of against the law syndicate that’s corrupted the native authorities. Subsequent to different beat-em-up video games like Capcom‘s “Last Combat” and “Double Dragon,” “Streets Of Rage” is likely one of the brawler style’s traditional titles. So, anticipate this movie to be a nostalgia journey.
Kolstad leads the manufacturing staff for “Streets Of Rage,” which additionally consists of Toru Nakahara, Dmitri M. Johnson, Timothy I. Stevenson, Dan Jevons, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Tony Shaw. “When Dmitri first talked about the concept of cracking a “Streets Of Rage” film, I used to be so instantly freaking in. And to play with Sega? The ten-year-old me remains to be grinning,” Kolstad mentioned in a press assertion.
“Streets Of Rage” is one in all a number of upcoming initiatives for Kolstad. He has two different online game adaptation initiatives on the best way: a “Simply Trigger” film for Constantin Movies and a “Splinter Cell” undertaking over at Netflix. Kolstad additionally has Jame Wan‘s time-travel pic “Looking Season” the Prime Video action-comedy “Blue Coyote,” and a “Dungeons & Dragons” sequence for eOne arising, too. The “D&D” sequence will complement the upcoming “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves” with Chris Prine, lastly out subsequent yr.
Derek Kolstad and a “Streets Of Rage” film feels like a match made in heaven. Anticipate the film to hit theaters someday in 2024.