Kung-fu brawler Sifu is getting a live-action adaptation with the assistance of John Wick author Derek Kolstad.

As reported by Deadline, Sloclap’s beat-’em-up has been picked up by brand-new media firm Story Kitchen. This was co-founded by Sonic the Hedgehog producer Dmitri M. Johnson, former APA accomplice Mike Goldberg and Kolstad, targeted on “world-building motion” and “non-traditional mental property.” Sifu would be the studio’s first challenge and an indie brawler feels prefer it matches into its “non-traditional” descriptor.

Sifu was a shock hit when it arrived at the start of the 12 months. It follows the protagonist as he seeks revenge on the individuals who killed his grasp with the help of a talisman that brings him again every time he dies. Besides—plot twist!—every time he dies he ages, though the world round him stays the identical. It is a easy sufficient premise however with a layer of difficulty which proved to be successful. Tyler Wilde scored the game 85 in his Sifu evaluate, discovering the story to be “disappointing,” however known as the preventing “a few of the most intrinsically satisfying melee fight” he is skilled. “Sifu will take a look at your persistence, however studying how you can coolly dismantle a room filled with goons with digital kung fu is definitely worth the ache.”

In addition to being the author behind the entire incredible John Wick films—together with the upcoming fourth one—Kolstad can be behind the Splinter Cell Netflix adaptation and the recently-announced Streets of Rage film. He is a well-respected author, one who appears eager on churning out numerous diversifications of videogames in the intervening time. Sifu appears like a type of video games that may very well be an excellent enjoyable film if tailored appropriately, particularly with Sonic the Hedgehog producers additionally behind the wheel.