Published on July 13th, 2012 | by Cameron Woolsey, Editor-in-Chief0
Capcom Reveals Live Action Street Fighter Series
Capcom has teamed up with Joey Ansah’s Assassin’s Fist Limited, makers of the wildly popular “Street Fighter: Legacy” short film on Youtube, to produce a live-action series based on Street Fighter.
Called “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist,” the series will be made by the original team behind “Street Fighter: Legacy,” and is being produced by Jacqueline Quella, who produced the Academy Award nominated “Don’t Tell.”
“Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be what fans have been waiting for,” Ansah said. “Legacy was a taster; a glimpse of what a live-action Street Fighter should be. 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.”
“Our priority is to stay true to the appearance, fighting techniques and canon of the Street Fighter game,” Christian Howard, who co-write and starred as Ken in Legacy, said. “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.”
Ansah will direct the film, which currently has a 2013 release date.
If you haven’t seen “Street Fighter: Legacy” yet, here it is: