As kids, which one of us (guys) didn’t play countless hours of Capcom’s legendary video game Street Fighter? And which fan of the game didn’t want to see a live-action version of our favorite video game?
Well, Hollywood gave us what they THOUGHT we wanted in 1994 with a piss poor movie starring Jean Claude Van Damme, and an even worse follow-up in 2009 (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li) proving time and again that big movie studios usually kill films based on video games with a big KO.
But fans of Street Fighter now have something to rejoice about. Leave it to an independent group of industry professionals to produce the best ever live-action version of Street Fighter that we have ever seen. Spot-on casting and beautifully shot, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is THE live-action version of Street Fighter that we have all been waiting for.
Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is a live-action web series, TV series and feature film in the martial arts film genre developed by director, fight choreographer, writer, actor and martial artist Joey Ansah; actor, writer and martial artist Christian Howard and Academy Award-nominated film producer, Jacqueline Quella. Based on the popular video game series by Capcom, Street Fighter, the story focuses on Ryu and Ken as they uncover the past of their master, Gouken, and learn the secrets of their dark art, Ansatsuken.
A short clip was produced in 2010, and fans went apeshit over it, leading to producers to seek funding to produce a full length web series, which is now available in it’s entirety on Machinima for your enjoyment.
This proves that with a brilliant creative vision and enthusiastic fans to support you, great things can happen. Hadoken!
Watch the entire series of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist here: