Hollywood has twice tried its hand at creating a Street Fighter film that didn’t suck. Sure enough they failed, proving there’s more to a movie adaptation of a videogame than just a big budget. Thankfully, Street Fighter die-hard fan and film director Joey Ansah along with Streetlight Films have been working on a live-action short based on the Street Fighter franchise.
Judging on the teaser trailers released ahead of the film’s Thursday release, Street Fighter: Legacy could be what breaks the franchise’s streak of less than stellar adaptations that came before it. Did I mention Capcom has given the short it’s blessing? Creator Joey Ansah describes his motivation for bringing Street Fighter to life:
“As an actor, film maker and a fan, I have been repeatedly disappointed by the many diluted, un faithful and outright butchered movie adaptations of fighting video games. It was clear to me, that given the way the movie industry worked, we would never see a super faithful, darker toned and more adult themed (or just plain good!) incarnation of Street fighter unless a die-hard fan director or film-making team with the game canon knowledge, film making know how and connections stepped up to the plate to helm such a project.”
Look for Street Fighter: Legacy to hit the web this Thursday, check out the second trailer if you’re so inclined. Excited to hopefully see a not terrible Street Fighter film? Share your excitement in the comments.