Up until now, we've heard and seen very little about this movie. And so far, what we have seen has been in Japanese. Today is no different - a trailer has debuted on the official (Japanese) site: StreetFighter-Movie.gyao.jp.
Is anyone else beginning to wonder whether this will be released anywhere other than Japan?
Produced by Fox, the live-action adaptation of Street Fighter arrives two months before Dragonball. Now I know what you're thinking... but this one doesn't look too bad (at least compared to what we've seen of the Dragonball movie so far). This trailer features some pretty sweet martial arts, intensive wire work, lots of slo-mo and a few explosions to top it all off. There's little dialog, but what there is comes from M. Bison, giving us a first look at Neal McDonough (Traitor, TV's Desperate Housewives) in the infamous role of would-be world dictator.
Since this movie is primarily about Chun-Li, the footage relies heavily on Kristin Kreuk stepping up and kicking ass. The Smallville star is finally stepping beyond her supporting Lana Lang role and into the limelight; as an early birthday present (hers is Dec. 30th), she'll be watched over and over again by fanboys everywhere.
The trailer also provides glimpses of Michael Clarke Duncan (Sin City) as Balrog, Taboo (of the musical act Black Eye Peas) as Vega, and Robin Shou (Mortal Kombat) as Gen. So long as Van Damme won't show up as Col. Guile, this might be a entertaining look at the first playable female character in a fighting game.
Check it out below and tell us what do you think:
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li hits theaters February 27th, 2009.
Source: Official Site, via FirstShowing.net