What is ‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’?
Capcom USA, Inc. and Assassin’s Fist Limited have signed an agreement to produce a live-action series based on Capcom®’s successful ‘Street Fighter®’ game franchise.
To be called ‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’, 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.”
This series is being tipped to redefine what audiences can expect from live-action video game adaptations. The bi-lingual script penned by Joey Ansah and Christian Howard has attracted some of the top rising and veteran Japanese actors.
The official cast list can be announced as follows:
- Togo Igawa as ‘Goutetsu’
- Joey Ansah as ‘Akuma’
- Mike Moh as ‘Ryu’
- Christian Howard as ‘Ken’
- Akira Koieyama as ‘Gouken’
- Shogen as ‘Young Gouken’
- Gaku Space as ‘Gouki’
- Hyunri as ‘Sayaka’
Veteran actor Hal Yamanouchi, co-star of the upcoming ‘The Wolverine’, and Mark Killeen, from ‘Game of Thrones’, have recently been added to the cast line up.
Filming will complete by the end of August for a proposed early 2014 release.
If you are still not sure what they can do check out what they did (below) without Capcom and extra funds, then imagine how DOPE this is going to be! This will NOT be the Jean Claude Van Damme Street Fighter folks!
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