Capcom's video games have been adapted to the cinema on a number of occasions in the past and one series reportedly returning to the big screen in the future is Street Fighter.
Ahead of the launch of Street Fighter 6 this year, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Legendary has acquired the "film and TV" rights to Capcom's timeless fighting series, which originally started out life in arcades in 1987 and set the foundations of the fighting genre in place with the release of Street Fighter II in 1991.
According to the source, Legendary "will work with video game company Capcom on future projects".
Street Fighter's original Hollywood debut started in the 1994 live-action film. It had star power like Jean-Claude Van Damme as Guile, Kylie Minogue as Cammy and Raul Julia as Bison, and didn't go down very well with audiences or critics at the time. Years later, 20th Century Fox had another crack at it with Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li in 2009. Unfortunately, it was a commercial and critical failure.
This news follows various other video game movie and television adaptations in recent times including Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, Uncharted and The Last of Us. Legendary's current film distribution deal is also with Sony.
There are no details just yet about what might be planned for the Street Fighter series now Legendary has acquired it, but if we hear any updates, we'll let you know.
Where's the sequel to the Legend of Chun-Li? They need to continue that. We were going to get a tournament with Ryu in the end, make it happen.
Jackie Chan as Chun Li from the scene of City Hunter movie was really enough for me.
It was hilarious. 🤣
Also, let's not forget Andy Lau as Vega from Hong Kong movie Future Cops.
“For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday.”
You can’t improve on perfection.
Even the Capcom movies and series of late that were considered..."okay"by people in general are absolutely f***ing awful so I'm not expecting this to be particularly great either.
Monster Hunter honestly got it the worst. And I'm not talking about Anderson's dumpster fire. Not even considering giving THAT a chance, ever.
I trust Legendary with Street Fighter
...And Uwe Boll will be a director for these movies.
The only film/show I enjoyed was the 1994 animated film. Would likely enjoy something with a similar look and tone
@sleepinglion Street Fighter II V was and awesome series in the same vein as the animated movie.
Meh, I rather take a SF anime series over any live-action project tbh.
@Dom_31 Your loss, the Monster Hunter movie (sans the first 15 or so) is actually pretty solid, and that's coming from someone who detests the Resident Evil movies and 99% of everything Anderson has ever done. Not saying it's particularly good, it certainly could have been better, but it also could have been infinitely worse.
As long as we can get another Street Fighter movie where M. Bison says, "For I beheld Satan as he fell from Heaven... LIKE LIGHTNING!!!!!!!!" I'll be happy.
I honestly wonder what Raul Julia's kids thought of him as M. Bison after the movie came out? They say he took the role because his kids were fans of the games at the time, and since he knew he didn't have much time left to live, he wanted to do something for his kids to remember him by.
Well all Capcom need to do is ensure that Paul W. S. Anderson never directs a movie for them and they might have a hit.
@Anti-Matter : wtf did I just watch lol
Well, Hong Kong peoples did better in interpretation of Street Fighter parodies. 🤣
@BalloonFighter I re-watched it this weekend and it's a masterpiece!
"You came here prepared to fight a madman and instead you found a God."
@Tasuki That's awesome. Did it air globally? I don't remember it here in the US. I remember an animated Street Fighter cartoon here, but it wasn't very serious
@sleepinglion I don't know if it aired Globally I happen to come across it years ago at a store called Suncoast, which was a small movie store in the US, usually in malls. I had the entire series on VHS and then later on DVD so I never watched it on TV.
It's kind of a prequel series but it was done really well.
Legendary have a decent reputation for big action movies... and also made the Detective Pikachu and Warcraft films, which are 2 of the better videogame adaptations. This could be a good outcome! Or, it could be Tuesday.
@Tasuki Dang, looks good! Suncoast, man, where 80s and 90s kids had to go for random, cool things pre-Internet. It's where I found the animated film. I'll try and track this down. Sometimes, folks share entire episodes of older programs on YouTube. So long as it's not streaming somewhere or still for sale, it usually passes the checks
edit: It is. I do not know if it is the entire series, but this is a playlist I encountered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAyEMDTcKiA&list=PLp6qwra-AnZAmRurBuMdvEPoPmzlAgAgB
@sleepinglion Yep between Suncoast, Blockbuster and latenight/early morning Anime blocks on Sci-Fi channel is how I watched most of my anime when I was a teenager. 😆
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