Street Fighter Gives Live-Action Another Shot … But This Time as a TV Series

Ryu in Street Fighter Legacy Fanmade Video

I know, you’re still trying desperately to get rid of the stench that was “Street Fighter: The Legacy of Chun-Li” from your person. I share your pain. I, too, still wake up at nights screaming, remembering plots from that awful, awful movie. But have faith, my friends, salvation in the form of a live-action “Street Fighter” TV series is here to save our miserable souls.

Joey AnsahThe show will be called “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist”, and it comes with Capcom’s full blessing. “Assassin’s Fist” will be created and developed by Joey Ansah (right), who just two years ago hit the net hard with a series of fanmade teaser trailers for “Street Fighter: Legacy”, a live-action take on the game characters meant to showcase what Ansah could do with the property.

And like Kevin Tancharoen, who went the fanmade route with Mortal Kombat in hopes of convincing the studio to give him a shot at the real thing, Ansah’s gamble paid off, too. (Tancharoen is now directing a reboot of “Mortal Kombat”.)

Like Ansah’s teaser trailers for “Legacy”, the live-action TV series will “focus on the formative years of game’s iconic characters, Ryu and Ken, as they live a traditional warrior’s life in secluded Japan. The boys are, unknowingly, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as “Ansatsuken” (Assassin’s Fist) and follows them as they learn about the mysterious past of their Master, Gouken, and the tragic and dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style.”

Capcom, the game’s creator, made the announcement at Comic Con.

Here are Ansah’s original teaser trailers in case you missed them two years ago:

Via : Variety