UK Anime Network, UK Anime News, Reviews and Articles
Legendary acquire film rights to Street Fighter

Legendary acquire film rights to Street Fighter

Written by Ross Locksley on 06 Apr 2023



A new Street Fighter film is already in the works from Hollywood studio Legendary Entertainment according to the official Street Fighter twitter account.

The franchise made it's theatrical debut with the 1994 release from Universal pictures starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as Guile and the incomparable Raul Julia gleefully chewing the scenery in his final performance and delivering a monologue that has become almost universally beloved even if the accompanying film itself was terrible. (For me, it was a Tuesday...)

Street Fighter has always struggled, like most video games, to get an adaptation worthy of the spirit of the franchise. Notably Udon's comics have been utterly delightful in portraying the characters in a fantastic manner, and hopefully the film studio will look at this fine body or work as part of their research for the film. You certainly won't find a more diverse cast of characters anywhere else, which should automatically tick the ESG box to get the film well-funded.

There's not much more to say at this stage, but we can only hope the people in charge love Street Fighter as much as we do and finally bring some big-screen justice to our favourite characters.


Ross Locksley
About Ross Locksley

Ross founded the UK Anime Network waaay back in 1995 and works in and around the anime world in his spare time.


COMMENT AND DISCUSS
blog comments powered by Disqus
LATEST NEWS
Macross Plus Ultimate Edition Announced

posted by Ross Locksley on 26 May 2024

Gundam's Amuro Ray voice actor, Tōru Furuya admits to 4 year affair with a fan

posted by Ross Locksley on 22 May 2024

Fanatical launch Bento Bundle Deluxe

posted by Ross Locksley on 22 May 2024

Steam Prison announced from MangaGamer at ACEN

posted by Ross Locksley on 20 May 2024

Deep Sea coming to UK cinemas on June 7th

posted by Ross Locksley on 20 May 2024

Eisner Awards Nominees 2024 has a strong showing for Japanese talent

posted by Ross Locksley on 17 May 2024

Gundam franchise sets second record year of profit for Bandai

posted by Ross Locksley on 16 May 2024

Overlord: Escape From Nazarick to get physical special edition in Europe

posted by Ross Locksley on 16 May 2024


VIEW ALL