Street Fighter: New Live-Action Motion Picture & Series in the Works
The creators of "Godzilla" are in charge of the projects
"Street Fighter" is one of the most famous gaming brands ever and still thrills many gamers more than 30 years after its original release. The now announced plans for a live-action Street Fighter movie therefore caused quite a sensation among fans.
But the idea has been there before and many have rather disappointing memories of it: We are talking about the 1994 "Street Fighter" action flick starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. The movie adaptation even made it to Time magazine's list of the worst video game adaptations of all time in 2009. Since then, seven smaller films have been made for the franchise, but only the anime "Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie" remains in memory in a halfway positive way - and that was also released in 1994.
So it's evident that a new "Street Fighter" live-action movie won't cause fans to jump for joy right away. Nevertheless, Legendary Entertainment, which recently enjoyed great success with "Dune" and "Godzilla vs. Kong", would like to take up the challenge. Legendary is said to have acquired the necessary rights to the brand in order to be able to produce not only a live-action film, but also a series adaptation. Likewise involved is "Street Fighter" creator Capcom, which will support the upcoming projects.
At the moment, there is no specific information about when the first film or series will be released and, above all, which actors will be involved. Before that, "Street Fighter 6" will be released on June 2 anyway. The latest part of the game series will certainly provide a solid basis for further film and series adaptations should it do well.