Sifu Live-Action Adaptation Announced With John Wick Creator Derek Kolstad

By | December 4, 2022

John Wick creator Derek Kolstad and Story Kitchen are set to adapt the Kung-Fu third-person action game Sifu into a live-action feature film.

As reported by Deadline, Story Kitchen has partnered with Sifu developer Sloclap after a “competitive pursuit” to bring this game to the big screen.

Kolstad will be adapting the script, and he will produce alongside Story Kitchen’s Dmitri M. Johnson, Mike Goldberg, Dan Jevons, Timothy I. Stevenson, and Jeff Ludwig.

For those unfamiliar, Sifu puts you in the shoes of a young Kung-Fu student who is on a brutal journey of revenge. One of the unique parts of Sifu is that players will age every time they die and go from student to master and see their skills improve.

In our Sifu review, we said its “brutal learning curve and unique structure that requires you to beat it in just one lifetime are significant barriers to overcome, but on the other side is truly one of the best modern action games around.”

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Before Sifu fights its way to theaters, Kolstad will finish his work on John Wick 4, which is set to be released in theaters on March 24, 2023.

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