Capcom Making ‘Street Fighter’ Live-Action Series, ‘Assassin’s Fist’

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Street Fighter Assassins Fist Capcom Making ‘Street Fighter Live Action Series, Assassins Fist’

Capcom USA, Inc. has teamed up with Assassin’s Fist Limited – creators of the fan-made YouTube sensation Street Fighter: Legacy - to produce a live-action series called Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. Announced earlier today by series creator Joey Ansah and actor Christian Howard during Comic-Con 2012; Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is in development for a 2013 release and will be a full-length version of Ansah previous 2010 short film.

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be a multi-layered series set in rural Japan, and will revolve around the formative years of Ryu and Ken, as they study the centuries-old fighting style known as “Ansatsuken” (Assassin’s Fist). Taught to them by their Master, Gouken, Ken and Ryu are unknowingly the last practitioners the Ansatsuken fighting style – that itself has a tragic and dark legacy linked to Master Gouken’s mysterious past.

The series has been in the works for over two years now, following the release of Ansah’s Street Fighter: Legacy back in May 2010. While only being a short three minutes in length – Legacy became a huge Internet success among fans of the video game franchise. Joey Ansah, who is probably best known for his role as Desh in The Bourne Ultimatum, directed Legacy (with Capcom’s blessing) and starred as Akuma – with relative unknown Christian Howard as Ken Masters. Ansah had this to say about the upcoming Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist:

“[Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist ] will be what fans have been waiting for. Legacy was a taster; a glimpse of what a live-action Street Fighter should be. This takes the story right back to the start – the origins and motivations of Ryu, Ken, Gouken and Akuma. This will become the definitive back-story from which further epic adventures will follow.”

Street Fighter Assassins Fist 2 Capcom Making ‘Street Fighter Live Action Series, Assassins Fist’

Following the less-than-loved Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li live-action film – fans of the Street Fighter series might welcome the idea of a new TV series that will offer more time to tell a continuous story. While no word on casting or where the series will be aired, if executed with the same type dedication as Legacy, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist could be a really awesome show.

If you haven’t yet watched Street Fighter: Legacy, check it out below.

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  1. This is could work.

  2. Gotta admit that Legacy short film was fun to watch.

    I’m not crazy about Street Fighter in a movie/TV format though.

  3. the legend of chun-li was one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. chris klein is a comic genius

  4. Legacy was great. Glad to see a fan & what looks to be a talented director at the helm. Best of luck mam

  5. This is going to be good and try make it darker

  6. Ha! I finally figured out why I like that so much. No shaky cam!

  7. Joey Ansah is directing this series? That is just awesome.

    Ansah was great in The Bourne Ultimatum, I mean the fight scene betwen him and Jason Bourne was brilliant.

    Hopefully this series turns out to be great.

  8. Desh directing (& hopefully choreographing) Ryu & Ken – this would be totally awesome!

  9. Street Fighter V anyone?

    • we wont hear anything street fighter till at least 2015. They are teasing Darkstalkers heavily right now and i think SF4 atm has never been better, its really standing the test of time and is still a major draw at tournaments.
      I would love some new characters if anything but it wont happen unless they patch and update it like they did with arcade edition but i sense the hate already with that statement lol, i honestly don’t get why people hate this concept so much. Disc locked content now that a reason to be angry not normal dlc.

  10. I still think the most successful fighting game film of all time is Mortal Kombat. Its a typical B-Movie, but fun to watch. Especially, when they’ve raised the bar with the Mortal Kombat Legacy series. We all know they can never hope to beat Capcom (Street Fighter), Namco (Tekken) or SNK (King of Fighters) with any of their games, but its nice to know they’re at least dominating the silver screen. MORTAL KOMBAT!!!

  11. Live action series or not, the most exciting Streetfighter news is the 1994 anime movie being released on Blu-Ray as part of the 25th anniversary in September . That movie will simply be amazing in HD format and recommend everyone buy it as soon as it comes out.

  12. That was totally badass. I’m looking forward to this now.

  13. Call jean claude

  14. I hope Capcom should get into talks with Threshold Entertainment to talk on Darkstalkers series and let them play the game and make the movie based on the franchise in the future

  15. This needs to happen. This is the type of live action street fighter I have been waiting for. Been following the series since I could walk.