According to Deadline, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie’s success has now gotten the studio interested in going forward with a movie based on Streets of Rage. If you read this blog, I don’t think we need to introduce you to this iconic SEGA franchise. Deadline’s sources tell them its being headed by Derek Kolstad, who is the creator behind the John Wick franchise and penned the recent action movie Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk. This project will be done under dj2 Entertainment, who recently also signed a contract with Amazon to adapt the video game “It Takes Two” to film or TV.
The road for a Streets of Rage movie has been rather slow, the first rumblings of interest happen way back in the end of 2016 when The Walking Dead production company (Circle of Confusion) expressed interest in adapting Streets of Rage or Altered Beast to film or TV. It looks like with Sonic the Hedgehog breaking records, more doors are opening up for SEGA properties to hit the big screen.
What other SEGA properties do you want to see hit the big screen?