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The Street Fighter movie you always dreamed of exists (sort of)

I’ve been saying it for years. A good Street Fighter movie should not be hard to make. You just take the plot of Enter The Dragon, multiply it by Ryu and Ken's shared back-story, have Bison as the big bad, and set everyone else up as the supporting cast. You get a decent choreographer in, cast proper martial artists who can act (Sorry Kristen, but you fulfil neither category, so you are not Chun Li), and crucially, you give a shit about the characters and take it seriously.

And now finally, thank the Lord finally, someone else who gets that has had a go. His name is Joey Ansah and he’s my new best friend.

A British, martial artist, actor and stuntman, he’s also a massive Street Fighter fan, with a heavy dose of purism in regards to the characters and storyline. As a man who choked back very real man-tears when he first watched this early animated SFIV trailer while drunk, I appreciate that, and so I’m very, very happy to tell you that his Street Fighter short film will be on the ‘net on Thursday.

Officially sanctioned by Capcom, it looks frankly stunning in the all-too-teasing teasers so far released. Stylised but gritty, and managing to keep the characters completely believable without toning them down at all (the absolute key to getting Street Fighter right on camera, and it’s amazing that it’s taken so long for someone to get it right), it looks superb, and the few flashes of combat we’ve seen so far imply that that side of things is absolutely going to follow suit.

 

Thursday, people. Thursday. We’ll bring you more info as soon as we have it. In the meantime, check out Joey's site and the film's Facebook page, and let me know how excited you are via the comments and our very own Facebook and Twitter spots.

19 comments

  • philipshaw - May 5, 2010 3:50 p.m.

    It will at least be better than the actual SF flim that came out
  • minimaxi - May 5, 2010 12:46 p.m.

    that Ken guy is spot on!
  • Spydie4x4 - May 5, 2010 7:49 a.m.

    Watch the second trailer till about 16 seconds. Is it just me or does that guy look like tom cruise?
  • Ravenbom - May 5, 2010 6:27 a.m.

    Don't you mean, STreeT FighTeR? I actually appreciate how they're using the old Fighting Street font along with it's old and silly alt caps.
  • superstud - May 4, 2010 11:17 p.m.

    Just make a 'flowing ink' animated SF movie like the main intro for SF4, that would be infinitely better than this awkward looking mess. Here's a clue - when an add for a movie called Street Fighter doesn't show any actual fighting then its time to worry.
  • RebornKusabi - May 4, 2010 8:49 p.m.

    Wow! This is actually okay-ed (re: sanctioned) by Capcom!? That is seriously ****ing awesome. Page Bookmarked! I'll be watching these later!
  • RonnyLive19881 - May 4, 2010 8:33 p.m.

    *Neil woops
  • RonnyLive19881 - May 4, 2010 8:32 p.m.

    "Hey, it's gotta be better than the fanmade Zelda film, right?" If you are talking about the Legend of Niel, then no... that show is just as good as the old Herc and Xena series, some times even funnier.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - May 4, 2010 7:30 p.m.

    I wonder if anything will ever make me as happy as this Jackie Chan / Street Fighter clip http://bit.ly/bKvWee
  • hero2bash - May 4, 2010 6:45 p.m.

    EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • JADENkOTOR - May 4, 2010 6:02 p.m.

    zOOey - I couldn't agree more. From what i saw in those 8 seconds this looks as stylized and gritty as Prince of Persia... wah wah
  • z00ey - May 4, 2010 5:25 p.m.

    Wow a 28 second trailer with 20 seconds of titles and 8 seconds of bandanas, sunset and woods. La-aame. looolz
  • Tygerclaws - May 4, 2010 5:18 p.m.

    Hey, it's gotta be better than the fanmade Zelda film, right?
  • LordsOfTechno - May 4, 2010 3:58 p.m.

    Okay, I just embarrassingly squealed like a little girl because these trailers took me by surprise. The second trailer is unbelievably awesome and make this film automatically better than the two other live action movies (although admittedly, I still love the first one because of its cheesiness).
  • Corsair89 - May 4, 2010 3:49 p.m.

    Damn, I'm in the middle of class while watching this and now I need clean clothes.
  • mgkyo666 - May 4, 2010 2:42 p.m.

    I need to go change my pants...
  • shockandawweYEAHHH - May 4, 2010 2:14 p.m.

    that created man milk in my once clean underwear.
  • ensabahnur - May 4, 2010 2:14 p.m.

    First off i cant belive no one posted to this yet, secondly, THIS SHIT LOOKS AWESOME, I think Van Damme might get shut down by this one, just maybe.

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