Hellsing

Hellsing, a Japanese manga which put a unique spin on the Dracula mythology, is getting a Hollywood movie adaptation.

Derek Kolstad, who wrote the John Wick films and is a staff writer on Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will write the script for a Hellsing movie for Amazon Studios. The film will be based on the manga, which was written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano and was published from 1997 until 2008.
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dungeons and dragons TV series

Hollywood has been trying to get a new Dungeons & Dragons movie off the ground for a few years now, and now they’re throwing a TV show into the mix as well. A new report states that plans are in motion for a Dungeons & Dragons TV show with John Wick franchise writer Derek Kolstad tackling some of the scripts. This news comes on the heels of the announcement that Chris Pine was in talks to star in the Dungeons & Dragons movie.

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Falcon and the Winter Soldier reinvents early MCU characters

We’re still not sure exactly when Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is heading to Disney+, but here’s another reason to be intrigued by the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe series. In a new interview, writer Derek Kolstad (John Wick) revealed that the series is going to revisit – and reinvent – some characters who appeared in early MCU films. Read his quote below. Read More »

man from nowhere remake

John Wick director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad are re-teaming for more action. Stahelski will produce and Kolstad will write a remake of The Man from Nowhere, inspired by the 2010 South Korean action film which is, according to /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, pretty much “120 minutes of knife fights.” Sign me up.

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splinter cell anime

The popular Ubisoft video game Splinter Cell is becoming an anime. Netflix and Ubisoft have teamed up to develop a Splinter Cell anime series based on the popular stealth action video games, which will be steered by the writer behind one of the greatest current action franchises, John Wick scribe Derek Kolstad.

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Just Cause movie director

Hollywood has been trying to make a movie adaptation of the popular action/adventure video game Just Cause for more than a decade, and it seems like its producers have finally settled on a director. Michael Dowse, who recently directed the action comedy Stuber and directed the beloved sports movie Goon, has been hired to take the reins here, directing a screenplay that’s being written by John Wick writer Derek Kolstad. Read More »

my friend pedro tv series

The video game My Friend Pedro is headed to TV. Derek Kolstad, the writer of John Wick, and David Leitch, the co-director of the first John Wick film, are teaming up again to bring the shoot ’em up video game to life. Released in 2019, My Friend Pedro is described as “an explosive ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s turbulent battle through the criminal underworld at the behest of a sentient banana (the titular Pedro).”

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hunting season

James WanJohn Wick writer Derek Kolstad, and Transformers producer Don Murphy are combining their talents for Hunting Season, a new time travel movie based on a short story by late author Frank M. Robinson. The story is reminiscent of 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, in that it’s set in a totalitarian society. Robinson’s short story was originally published in 1951.

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If you’re going to make a television series about two cool guys who know how to break stuff real good in the name of justice, Derek Kolstad is a smart hire. The screenwriter behind the John Wick films has joined the writing staff of Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will follow Captain America’s two best buddies on a post-Avengers: Endgame adventure. There will probably be witty banter, macho chemistry, and yes, lots of bad guys lying in their wake. That’s the Kolstad way.

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Just Cause movie

If you threw some comic books, a couple third-person shooter video games, and some B-list action films from the 1980s into a special Movie Blender™, you’d probably end up with the John Wick movies. Then again, depending on the specific content of those ingredients, you might instead end up with the destruction-heavy adventure story Just Cause.

So it’s no surprise, then, that John Wick trilogy writer Derek Kolstad has been hired to write the script for a Just Cause movie based on those games. Read more about that franchise (and watch some truly insane gameplay videos) below.
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