StreetFighter: Legacy, 2010.
Directed by Joey Ansah and Owen Trevor.
Written by Joey Ansah and Christian Howard.
Starring Jon Foo, Christian Howard and Joey Ansah.
It's fair to say live-action adaptations of Capcom's Street Fighter video game franchise have been utterly disappointing - first up was the Jean-Claude Van Damme monstrosity Street Fighter (1994) from writer-director Steven E. de Souza, followed by the equally appalling 2009 reboot Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Step forward British filmmaker and actor Joey Ansah (The Bourne Ultimatum) who, driven by his love for the video game series, looked to rectify the situation with the highly impressive three-minute fan film StreetFighter: Legacy.
Working alongside co-director Owen Trevor (Top Gear) and a team that included producer Jacqueline Quella (Toolbox Murders) and executive producer Anthony Waye (the James Bond franchise), Ansah secured Capcom's blessing for the project, which faithfully recreates a showdown between fan favourites Ryu (Jon Foo) and Ken (Christian Howard). Having debuted the film online in May of this year to much success, Ansah is now hoping to nab the rights to develop an official live-action Street Fighter series.
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