Street Fighter: The historic Japanese fighting saga will try a new adventure on the big screen after the experiments in 1994 and 2009.
Cinema and video games have never been so united. After the first unsuccessful examples of adaptations from the small to the big screen that took place from the 1990s onwards, it seems that the video game industry is increasingly attracting Hollywood’s interest, convincing production and directors to invest in the transpositions of famous video games to create new successful works.
This is the case of Street Fighter, a fighting game from Capcom that will return the cinema thanks to Legendary Entertainment.
As confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, Capcom and Legendary Entertainment have struck a deal to make new films based on Street Fighter, with the house of Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong who will transfer the idea behind the saga created by the Japanese software house to the big screen.
This is undoubtedly not Capcom’s first cinematographic experiment in over 35 years of history for the Street Fighter brand: already in 1994, the saga had distinguished itself for the historic and controversial film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme (herein as Guile), accompanied by the time by the late Raúl Juliá (M. Bison) and Kylie Minogue (Cammy). Fifteen years later, the series returned to cinemas with Street Fighter: The Legend, with Kristin Kreuk (the Lana Lang of “Smallville”) as the Chinese warrior Chun-Li.
This is an excellent opportunity for Capcom, which in a few weeks will celebrate the return of the franchise to the market with Street Fighter 6: expected on June 2 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, the new chapter in the fighting game saga will offer a cast of eighteen characters ( between new entries and old acquaintances) that could be the basis of the following adaptations created by Legendary.