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"SIFU" Film Adaptation in Works from John Wick Creator

Sun 04 Dec 2022 | 03:27 PM
Yara Sameh

Story Kitchen has partnered with Sloclap to adapt their new hit videogame, "SIFU" into a Live-Action film.

Derek Kolstad, Story Kitchen partner and the writer-creator of the John Wick franchise, is set to adapt the script.

The project is being described as John Wick meets M. Night Shyamalan’s Old.

Story Kitchen’s Dmitri M. Johnson will produce alongside Mike Goldberg, Kolstad, Dan Jevons, and Timothy I. Stevenson.

Jeff Ludwig will also be producing alongside Story Kitchen, formerly a VP for Ritchie/Wigram Productions, before launching his shingle, The Menagerie.

"SIFU" tells a story of revenge set in modern-day China and follows the student of a martial arts school’s master (Sifu) as he seeks to avenge the murder of his mentor. 

The twist, however, is that thanks to a magical talisman, each time our hero dies, he’s resurrected, but the price paid is that he ages with every use. And should he become too old too fast, his death shall become permanent, and his quest unfulfilled.

The videogame was developed and published by Sloclap in February and sold over 1MM games within the first three weeks of its release.

"SIFU" is nominated for "Best Independent Game", "Best Fighting Game", and "Best Action Game" for the upcoming "The Game Awards".