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Street Fighter to return to live action via television series Assassin's Fist

Jul. 13, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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So, I was taking a dump this morning and thought to myself, why have we not seen another STREET FIGHTER movie? I mean, the Van Damme version is art and THE LEGEND OF CHUN LI was brilliant, but where is my conclusion to the trilogy?

Then I came to my senses and asked myself, when are we going to get something worthy of the STREET FIGHTER name? I mean, even MORTAL KOMBAT is trying to make a run at a new movie.

What we will get instead of a feature film will be a new television series called STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN'S FIST.

Plot: This thrilling, multi layered series will take the audience back to the formative years of the iconic characters, Ryu and Ken, as they live a traditional warrior’s life in secluded Japan. The boys are, unknowingly, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as ‘Ansatsuken’ (Assassin’s Fist). The series follows them as they learn about the mysterious past of their Master, Gouken, and the tragic and dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style. Can their destiny be changed…or will history repeat itself?

ASSASSIN'S FIST was created by Joey Ansah who created the badass fan movie STREET FIGHTER: LEGACY that we previously shared as one of our Cool Videos from Around the Web. "STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN'S FIST will be what fans have been waiting for. Legacy was a taster; a glimpse of what a live-action Street Fighter should be," said Joey Ansah, announcing the movie. “This takes the story right back to the start - the origins and motivations of Ryu, Ken, Gouken and Akuma. This will become the definitive back-story from which further epic adventures will follow.”

This sounds like a very cool project. If Ansah can improve on the quality of his LEGACY fan film, then this may turn out to be the STREET FIGHTER live action project we have all been waiting for.

 

Extra Tidbit: Joey Ansah is an accomplished martial artist and played Desh in THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
Source: Capcom USA

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7:30PM on 07/13/2012
If they can make this as good as the new Mortal Kombat web-series, this will be good.
If they can make this as good as the new Mortal Kombat web-series, this will be good.
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