Last year I wrote an article (here) about Andrzej Bartkowiak (“Doom”) signing up to direct the “Street Fighter” remake, basically a complete redo of the videogame movie. Not long after that, there was a new report (here) about Kristin Kreuk starring in a Street Fighter movie to be called “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li”. As it turns out, it’s the same movie, and now the cast is rounding out.
Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein and Rick Yune will star in Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom’s “Street Fighter,” based on the popular Japanese vidgame franchise. Twentieth Century Fox will distribute the actioner, set to begin lensing in March.
Kreuk, who plays Lana Lang in the CW’s “Smallville,” will star as martial artist Chun-Li. Duncan will play Balrog, while Klein is stepping into the role of Nash. Yune is taking on the mystical Gen.
Rounding out the cast are Moon Bloodgood, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, Singapore’s Edmund Chen and Hong Kong film star Cheng Pei Pei.
The film’s villain will be, like with the Jean-Claude Van Damme version, Bison, the guy with the big boots and equally big hat. The redo will focus on Kristin Kreuk’s Chun-Li, and will film in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Vancouver. In the 1994 version, Chun-Li was played by ER’s Ming Na Wen.
Well, you were hoping for a “Street Fighter” redo, weren’t you?