This Could Be The Best Street Fighter Film Ever Created

Check out clips and stills from Street Fighter Legacy, an officially sanctioned Street Fighter short film featuring Hollywood talent that could be the most accurate screen adaptation of the World Warriors ever created.

Street Fighter Legacy is the creation of actor, filmmaker and action choreographer Joey Ansah, known for his role as Desh in The Bourne Ultimatum. Like many Street Fighter fans, Ansah was sick and tired of Hollywood treating our beloved characters like complete shit. Unlike many Street Fighter fans, Ansah has the means and contacts to do something about it.

As an actor, film maker and a fan, I have been repeatedly disappointed by the many diluted, un faithful and outright butchered movie adaptations of fighting video games. It was clear to me, that given the way the movie industry worked, we would never see a super faithful, darker toned and more adult themed (or just plain good!) incarnation of Street fighter unless a die-hard fan director or film-making team with the game canon knowledge, film making know how and connections stepped up to the plate to helm such a project.

So almost a year ago, I began writing treatments and a production design brief and partnered with Streetlight films before proposing my concept and vision to Capcom. I'm pleased to say they gave their blessing and permission for the project to move forward.

Joey gathered together a team that includes Top Gear director Owen Trevor, producer Jacqueline Quella, and Anthony Wayne, a man with senior production credits on the last eleven James Bond films, along with post production/VFX house Prime Focus, all for the purpose of making this short film a reality.

Check out what they've released so far:

Looks pretty amazing, doesn't it? That's Jon Foo as Ryu and Christian Howard as Ken, complete with his signature blond hair/dark eyebrows combo. Judging by this picture lurking over at Sgt. Spiffy's Blog, I'd expect at least one more character to make an appearance.

Now that you're all impressed, how long will you have to wait? Three days. The short film will make its online debut this Thursday. We're looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.

Joey Ansah's Website [Official Site via Sgt. Spiffy's Blog]


Comments

    Too short!! Too short!!! That actually looks pretty spot on with the characters, although I think Ryu can bulk up some more :)

    Ken would've looked so out of place on any other movie with the mismatch hair, but since this IS Street Fighter that trailer just about pulled it off beautifully.

    In the Teaser Trailer 1 Jon Foo looks like an old man. seriously. I thought 'who is this ugly guy' Ken looks about right for the face.

    They both need to bulk up. Their arms look so tiny! and what was up with the jumping 'telephone' punch? I don't expect special effects shoryuken and hadokens right away but that piece of choreography was almost as bad as the street fighter high ryu vs ken chest-bumping hadokens.

      kaiden:
      Having fought in a few NAS in australia (National All Styles) tournaments, doing the Kyokoshin style of Karate, (incidentally, the style that Ryu and Ken, as well as Jin from Tekken are based upon primarily) I can tell you that that 'leaping' punch, though rather unorthodox, is widely practiced in tournaments by people wanting to be flashy. It's effective at intimidating an opponent and pushing them back. It may be 'telegraphed' but it has its uses.

        its not far off a superman punch which ive seen used to effect many times both in local muay thai and kickboxing fights as well as in the ufc and other mma divisions.

          Thats the very one!!! lol. I actually brought this up with Sensei last night because of this topic and he called it by its nickname too 'the superman punch' lol. It's very hard to block, but very easy to avoid, which most people apparently don't try to do, they just try to block it rather than sidestep it. Still, when it works in a tournament, it looks *AWESOME*.

        i highly doubt ken could intimidate ryu with that punch.

    They should have asked Lyoto Machida..
    http://static.blogcritics.org/09/10/19/116711/Lyoto-Machida-as-Ryu.png

      thats awesome. and he is a karate champion so he knows how to fight.

    its gonna be tough to beat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLrWgVPeCzI

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