Well, that was quick. On Monday, we brought you the news that Legendary Entertainment had gobbled up the film and TV rights to Capcom's iconic Street Fighter series. Today, Legendary and Capcom have confirmed that a new live-action film is officially in production.
We know virtually nothing else, but if it follows the path laid down by the immortal 1994 action epic (which Capcom almost entirely financed, fun fact) of the same name, it will be campy, ludicrous, and utterly essential watching. It's more likely the film will adapt Street Fighter 6 or something, but we can dream, right?
In other Street Fighter news, Capcom and Sony joined forces on the official Street Fighter 6 arcade stick, and it sure is a thing of beauty. How do you feel about a modern Street Fighter film? Sound off in the comments section below.
Oh god no..please lord take me now..
It'll probably have Chris pratt in every role.
Why? Just why? A lot of these games don't ever translate well.
@Bigtuna515 I heard he was good in Mario, so I don't get the hate with him.
@rachetmarvel he sounds like himself, so I don't see how he could be good in Mario. Same with the rest of his voice acting so far.
I like Legendary, and I even like the 1990s film in a so-bad-it's-good sort of way, so why not. A bad Street Fighter film isn't going to hurt the games. I guess that also means Sony will be distributing it worldwide.
If it follows along the lines of the '94 animated movie, it could be amazing. Here's hoping!
Oh hell yeah! Count me in 😁
The original movie and the history behind it is a thing of legend 😄
@Mysterio-22 a legit classic! Watched it recently and it still holds up
@rachetmarvel not that he's bad but I was just joking about how he is overly used and seemingly in everything these days.
I wonder if it'll have much fighting in it...
Hopefully it releases on a Tuesday...
One thing the SF movie doesn't get enough credit for, despite being delightfully naff is how it manages to crowbar in every character from the game somehow. That alone is pretty impressive.
Can you make a decent movie adaptation of Street Fighter? Shoryuken.
I dunno. The first Mortal Kombat movie pulled it off, but the Street Fighter movie? Even as a teenager I didn't find it entertaining. I guess everything gets a second chance though, right?
Couldnt get into any of the live action films as the actors were far too skinny and especially since the amazing animated film was made. maybe if they go through the thor or 300 insane work out and look close enough to their game counterparts. If not i'd rather they make an animated movie. Maybe one with the new sf6 art style would be worth a watch.
@AhabSpampurse @Mysterio-22 I said the same thing in the comments of the last article. They should use that as the blueprint for this film, just add a couple of characters from the newer games. And get a director or stunt coordinator that knows how to do action.
Only way this works is if they don't do what film-makers normally do and change a load of the details.
Don't change the costumes.
Don't change the backstories.
Don't change appearances for no reason.
Embrace the absurdity, don't try to make it "realistic".
Then it MAY work.
Watching that movie as a child made me feel shame and embarrassment.
Dial the cheese up to 💯 and go for it!!!
The original is a stone cold classic. If they embrace the camp the same way the recent Mortal Kombat did, I don't see why this one can't succeed as solid gold entertainment.
@AinsleyE @LocalPenguin @kungfumongoose @tameshiyaku @nofriendo I'd watch it too! Loved the Mortal Kombat film despite all of the negative press.
@AinsleyE They did great with Pacific Rim, the MonsterVerse, and Denis Villeneuve's Dune.
On the other hand, they did make that Warcraft movie, but that's one of their rare missteps.
And Legendary is also adapting Duke Nukem, while planning on getting John Cena for the role.
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