A fan of 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kylie Minogue flick Street Fighter? Then today is a very good day for you.
A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched that hopes to create a real-life Street Fighter themed TV series.
Unlike the ‘90s movie, however, this looks like it might actually be good. It’s being made by the creators of web video hit Street Fighter: Legacy (which can be seen below). So popular was legacy that Capcom was convinced to sell rights to a TV series to Legacy producer Jacqueline Quella.
It’s called Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist and is being co-written and directed by British actor and martial artist Joey Ansah, whose has starred in the likes of The Bourne Ultimatum and Snow White and the Huntsman.
I believe that Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be the definitive live-action Street Fighter that fans have been waiting for and hoping to see,” Ansah said. We know the Street Fighter fan base is mighty and strong!
For argument’s sake, let’s assume there are at least one million fans who are as fanatical as me, and half of that number pledged an amount of money however large or small… we’d be on fire, and we’d get Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist made!
We have had other offers of significant finance from the movie industry but this has come with ‘strings attached’ which would compromise the creative vision I have for ‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’: to give YOU the fans the Street Fighter movie you’ve always wanted.
If we secure the production budget we need, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is going to be the definitive, live action, Street Fighter experience that you have deserved and been waiting for, since the games’ inception 25 years ago.”