The new live-actionStreet Fighter moviewill be released next year, and is "one of many projects" in the pipeline from Capcom to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the cult fighting series.
"The story revolves around fan-favorite Chun-Li, who will be portrayed by actress Kristen Kreuk (of Smallville fame). Michael Clark Duncan, Neal McDonough, and Taboo of Black Eyed Peas are also on board to round out this all-star cast," Capcom confirms.
"The film will be made in conjunction with Hyde Park Films, and will be distributed by 20th Century Fox for a scheduled 2009 worldwide release.
"The Street Fighter movie is only one of many projects Capcom has planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Street Fighter," it added, before teasing us with a reminder that the Japanese will be dropping major coinage into Street Fighter IV arcade machines from this summer. Lucky bastards.
We can only hope it's better than thefirst Street Fighterfilm, but we'll be going to see it regardless, if only to gawp at Kristen Kreuk for a couple of hours.
In fact, who needs the film - let'sgawp now.
Mar 19, 2008