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

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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

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  • Juggernaut

    Sounds cool! I never saw the Legacy trailers until now, pretty good. Hopefully it’ll be awesome!

  • Guaragekko

    Yeah good news as long as they ignore the previous two Street Fighter films I like to see a live action Fatal Fury coming alive into a movie with martial arts actors.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed! That’s what should’ve been made instead of that garbage King of Fighters film. The Animated movie would’ve made a great basis for a live action film.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Yeah I wouldn’t say Legacy was a trialer…it was a full on short. The fight was psot on too, from the way Ryu did his jumping lunge punch to the effects and the moves. Hell Ryu even Spoke Japanese ast first. The shos sounds good, and if they use some of the stuff from both the animated film and the animates show “Street Fighter II V” then this could really rock.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BAWI3CAZXQYHWMGODX6ETHBPSY Jive

    Joey Ansah is a real martial artist. He played the main bad guy in the Bourne Ultimatum. I hope to see more of his stunts on screen

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    These little fanfilm gambles are starting to actually pay off. I wonder what will come of that Dragonball Z being made by those foreign guys…….hmmmm………

  • venom_aa

    I did not like the mortal kombat web series, it really came up short of what it was promised in the teaser. Still i have high hopes for the SF tv series. I really hope they keep that videogame flavor that the short film had.
    Now lets hope they deliver.

    Also if you guys are interested into this stuff, you should probably the work of the group Thousand Pounds since they also made a SF short film. And they are now gathering money for a indie live action film.

    • I am a Ro Beast

      They made the Naruto live action but I still think Joey’s team can still pull through he was a fanboy and purist to up until the costumes and fighting moves. I’d like to see him direct a full length film the chun li movie I think is an ash can copy, Roger Corman will LMAO.

  • I am a Ro Beast

    when the short movie came out two years before I was OMG this is really what SF is, now Joey Ansah is running the show. JUSTICE! hope they can still take RYU/Jin kasama and Ken cause those two actors are spot on.