If you ever saw The Bourne Ultimatum you probably remember the awesome fight scenes with “Desh,” played by Joey Ansah, the agent trying to kill Bourne in Morocco.
Well, it seems Joey Ansah is a huge fan of the Street Fighter video game series, and “disappointed by the many diluted, unfaithful and outright butchered movie adaptations of fighting video games, he decided to make a live-action Street Fighter short film called Street Fighter Legacy.”
Almost a year ago, I began writing script treatments (with my writing collaborator and great friend Christian Howard, who also plays Ken) and a production design brief and partnered with Streetlight films before proposing my concept and vision to Capcom. I’m pleased to say they gave their blessing and permission for the project to move forward.
My team subsequently attracted a great ensemble to support and execute the project including Owen Trevor (Top gear director) who co-directed the film with me, Jacqueline Quella my Producer, Anthony Waye as my exec producer who has senior production credits on over 90 movies including the last eleven ‘James Bond’ films (Line-producer of the entire Bond movie franchise), and the renowned post production/VFX house, Prime Focus, to name but a few.
We’ve all strived to make a beautiful film that hopefully non fans will really appreciate, but ultimately this is a love letter to the fans and the brilliance of the game. As a result, I’ve gone to every length to be as faithful as possible down to the smallest details of the costume, the choreography, the narrative, the original music themes and, of course, the special moves!
After almost a year of blood, sweat, lots of favors, enthusiasm and love, we are ready to release ‘StreetFighter: Legacy’ to the people who deserve it most…….the fans.
Enjoy the two teaser trailers, and look out for the short film to be online on Thursday along with a series of making of featurettes.
Thursday is TOMORROW!!! I can’t wait for it to come out, I don’t care what anyone says, the last 2 Street Fighter adaptations plain sucked, the first one being the one that sucked the most.
Just so you know, Jon Foo, a martial arts actor, plays Ryu in the short, and also plays Jin Kazama in Tekken.
I really hope it gets the attention it deserves, Hollywood will never do anything like this.