Legendary Entertainment is working on a new live-action Street Fighter movie
A brand new live-action Street Fighter movie has been reported to be in development by Japanese video game company Capcom and film production company Legendary Entertainment. An announcement was made yesterday by Capcom with more news to come in the near future.
This is not the first time that a new live-action Street Fighter movie has been made. The classic video game was adapted by Universal Pictures in 1994 as Street Fighter and starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Byron Mann, Damian Chapa, Kylie Minogue, Ming-Na Wen, and Wes Studi, among others. It centers on Colonel Guile’s battle to overthrow the evil General M. Bison, a military dictator and drug lord who wants to rule the world with an army of super-soldiers.
There was even another adaptation released in 2009 named Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li that’s arguably worse than the 1994 flick with Van Damme. It received a Rotten Tomatoes score of 3%. Lol.
Although nostalgic, no one really asked for a new live-action Street Fighter movie, but it makes total sense and the timing is almost frame-perfect. The Street Fighter 6 video game is launching in a couple months, so it’s understandable that we receive the news about an SF movie around this time. Also, the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie doesn’t hurt either.
For die-hard Street Fighter fanatics, the announcement doesn’t come as a huge surprise being that Legendary Entertainment was reported earlier this month to have acquired the film and TV rights to the Street Fighter series.
I guess we’ll just have to wait to see how this all turns out. There’s no shot it ends up being worse than the first two…right?