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Street Fighter Live-Action Series

Ready for Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist

By Robert T. Trate     July 12, 2012
Source: Capcom USA, Inc

 

Capcom USA, Inc. and Assassin's Fist Limited have signed an agreement to produce a live-action series based on Capcom’s successful ‘Street Fighter’ game franchise.

To be called 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist', this thrilling, multi layered series will take the audience back to the formative years of the iconic characters, Ryu and Ken, as they live a traditional warrior’s life in secluded Japan. The boys are, unknowingly, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as ‘Ansatsuken’ (Assassin’s Fist). The series follows them as they learn about the mysterious past of their Master, Gouken, and the tragic and dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style. Can their destiny be changed…or will history repeat itself?
 
'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist', the brain-child of Joey Ansah, is being brought to the screen by the core team behind the hugely successful fan movie 'Street Fighter: Legacy'.
 
"Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be what fans have been waiting for. Legacy was a taster; a glimpse of what a live-action Street Fighter should be," said Joey Ansah, announcing the movie. “This takes the story right back to the start - the origins and motivations of Ryu, Ken, Gouken and Akuma. This will become the definitive back-story from which further epic adventures will follow.”
 
'Street Fighter: Legacy' received a rapturous reception from fans and critics, becoming one of the most successful YouTube movies of all time in the film & animation category, with over 8 million views. Christian Howard, who starred as 'Ken' in 'Legacy' and has co-written the script for 'Assassin's Fist' with Joey Ansah, said, "Our priority is to stay true to the appearance, fighting techniques and canon of the Street Fighter game. At the same time we’ve managed to make this an emotion and character driven story, which will surprise viewers who might just be expecting a super faithful fight fest!."
 
The series is being produced by Jacqueline Quella, whose previous projects include 'Romanzo Criminale' (Crime Novel); Academy Award nominated 'Don't Tell'; and Tobe Hooper's ‘The Toolbox Murders'.
 
The series will be directed by Joey Ansah who, as 'Desh’, was part of one of the most celebrated movie fight scenes of all time, in 'The Bourne Ultimatum'; and was recently at the heart of the action in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'; and is in the forthcoming ‘The Numbers Station’ with John Cusack.
 
The series was announced by Capcom's Producer for Street Fighter, Yoshinori Ono at Comic-Con 2012 (San Diego), and will be distributed worldwide by Content Media Corporation for a release in 2013.

 

 

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jedibanner 7/13/2012 8:00:03 AM

Now THAT looks interesting.

redhairs99 7/13/2012 8:29:46 AM

 Didn't bother reading the synopsis.  So far any live action Street Fighter has been gigantic cinematic steaming piles of...well, you know.

Don't see this going anywhere. 

shac2846 7/13/2012 8:49:24 AM

 Wow I'm behind what's street fighter legacy? I thought they were talking about the chun lee movie.

Mythos 7/13/2012 10:00:43 AM

uh redhairs99 did you not see the part where its said most succesful video on youtube? its what fans have been asking for years a good live streetfighter!

MrEt 7/13/2012 10:02:43 AM

This scares me because of the live action movie, please please please let it be good.

monkeyfoot 7/13/2012 11:52:26 AM

You should see the fan made short this series is going to be based on. It looks better than any professional video game adaptation in longer format. If they can keep that type of FX action on screen it will be good.

Search youtube for "Street Fighter:Legacy Short fan film".

Robert, you might want to embed the video on this page.

hanso 7/13/2012 12:44:02 PM

 What are you guys talking about, the clip was nice for the 3 mintues it lasted but what does basing it on that even mean? 

The good thing is the guy behind the live action adaptation is obviously a fan and that will help.  Settling on Ryu's story is the greatest thing they can do.  I have never undestood why the live action films centered on Guile and Chun Li when Ryu is the main guy of this series.  The Gouken, Akuma, Ryu stuff is way more interesting.

They should look to the SF anime movies for inspiration or the anime TV series.

VinJoy 7/13/2012 12:55:21 PM

Amen, Hanso. But lemme go watch that short and see what's doing.

redhairs99 7/13/2012 1:54:38 PM

 No Mythos, I didn't read that far into the article.  Just enough to see that.  Just know the live action versions so far have been, well, terrible.  It sounds like they are starting the right way though basing it around Ryu and Ken since they always were the main characters.

If they could do this sort of like the Mortal Kombat mini-web series a couple years back it "could" be cool, so I guess, we'll see. 

VinJoy 7/13/2012 2:04:26 PM

Watched Street Fighter Legacy. Lame.

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