Sifu getting live-action movie adaptation from John Wick writer

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Sifu, the acclaimed martial arts adventure from Absolver developer Sloclap, is being turned into live-action movie by John Wick writer Derek Kolstad.

That’s according to Deadline, which suggests the movie will retain the same basic kung-fu-infused revenge plot as Sloclap’s video game, complete with the twist that its protagonist gets steadily older each time they’re resurrected by their magical pendant upon death, despite the world around them staying the same.

Deadline says the movie is being described as “John Wick meets M. Night Shyamalan’s Old”.

Alongside his work on Sifu, Kolstad is currently in post-production for the fourth John Wick film, and is attached to a number of other notable projects, including the recently announced Streets of Rage movie and the animated Splinter Cell series for Netflix.

As for Sifu the game, it earned itself a Eurogamer Recommended badge when it launched in February this year, with contributor Edwin Evans-Thirlwell praising its “scuffles of incredible intensity” and a “bizarre but engaging” campaign.