Ken and Ryu will be starring in their own live action TV show.
Capcom has teamed up with Assassin’s Fist Limited creators of the fan-made YouTube sensation Street Fighter: Legacy to produce a live-action series called Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. The announcement was made earlier today by series creator Joey Ansah and actor Christian Howard during SD Comic Con. The Series is set for a 2013 release and will be a full-length version of Ansah previous short film and is being produced by Jacqueline Quella, who also produced Street Fighter: Legacy.
The scripts for the series are completed, but filming on the series has not yet started. “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?
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.
The series will be directed by Joey Ansah who, as ‘Desh’, was part of one of the most celebrated movie fight scenes of all time, in ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’; and was recently at the heart of the action in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’; and is in the forthcoming ‘The Numbers Station’ with John Cusack.”
Christian Howard, who starred as ‘Ken’ in Legacy and has co-written the script for Assassin’s Fist with Joey Ansah, said, “Our priority is to stay true to the appearance, fighting techniques and canon of the Street Fighter game. At the same time we’ve managed to make this an emotion and character driven story, which will surprise viewers who might just be expecting a super faithful fight fest!.”
Here is the Street Fighter: Legacy Short Film in case you haven’t seen it:
Legacy, according to the release, received an amazing reception from fans and critics, becoming one of the most successful YouTube movies of all time in the film & animation category, with over 8 million views.
Here is the Official Comic Con Announcement for Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist released by Capcom earlier today:
Street Fighter Assassin’s fist will be distributed worldwide by Content Media Corporation ans is set for a release in 2013.