More Chun Li. More Street Fighter. Maybe Not so Much More Legend.

People are telling me that from what they’ve seen so far of “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li”, this thing has all the makings of yet another bad movie based on a videogame. Or as it’s known around the Interwebs, “Dude, check it out, Street Fighter just got Uwe Bolled!” I think it could be good. As in, it couldn’t be as bad as the Jean-Claude Van Damme version, could it? Plus, former cinematographer turned director Andrzej Bartkowiak is not an entirely awful director, and he’s delivered some nice action pics in the past, including “Romeo Must Die”, “Doom”, “Exit Wounds”, and “Cradle 2 the Grave”. Okay, so, maybe not the best examples of quality action movies, but you know, he’s not Uwe Boll, so there’s that, at least.

Based on the popular video game franchise, this reboot will focus on female fighter Chun Li (played by Kristin Kreuk), as she embarks on a quest for justice by taking on various characters from the game, including Vega, M. Bison (Neal McDonough), and Balrog (Michael Clarke Duncan).

Starring Kristin Kreuk from Smallville as Chun Li and Neal McDonough as M. Bison, the baddie. Moon Bloodgood plays a cop, and Michael Clarke Duncan is a bazooka-packing Balrog.

New images from the movie below sent in by reader Riff-M.