STREET FIGHTER: Legendary, Capcom Partner For New Feature Adaptation Of Hit Fighting Game
Trade news sources all reported on Monday that a new Street Fighter film is now in development. Via The Wrap, “exclusive license” has gone to Legendary Entertainment who are shepherding the film with Capcom.
Story, plot and casting details are all unknown for the film which now adds to the monumentally successful franchise based on Capcom’s line of hit fighting video games which launched in 1987, spawning a wave of other trendy fighting games that arose in subsequent years.
Apart from the original video animations that emerged, live-action adaptations were made and released in 1994 by director Steven E. de Souza (Universal Pictures’ Street Fighter), and in 2009 by Andrzej Bartkowiak (20th Century Fox’s Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li), and then in 2016 by actor and filmmaker Joey Ansah (Machinima’s Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist).
I’ll leave you my thoughts on the latter installment in the Instagram embed below, but if Legendary can do what’s been impossible to achieve at a major big-budget studio before Ansah’s efforts, then I’m curious.
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