Streets of Rage shifts from streets to screens in creating rage

Bolstered by the success of Sonic the Hedgehog, a brazen Sega has decided to go for another video game movie. This time? Streets of Rage.

Yes, after starting with the household name of Sonic, the company is now reportedly going for a somewhat deeper cut with an adaptation of the beat-‘em-up franchise. John Wick and Nobody writer Derek Kolstad is set to make this his latest movie where people brawling is half the script.

Originally released in 1991, Streets of Rage was exactly like Final Fight, except with a more racially- and gender-diverse team, the trio punching and kicking their way through yet another corrupt city overrun by a criminal organization. It was almost thirty years ago that someone last tried to adapt just such a generic game plot into a film with 1994’s Double Dragon. Perhaps tellingly, that title has since made it into very few film school curriculums, but we’ll see how it goes.

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