Street Fighter is no stranger to adaptations. It’s been the source material behind live action films, animated films, and TV series. All this since its 1987 debut. This week we’ve heard of a new Street Fighter movie coming! This one has a few important differences that could make all the difference in quality though.
This week has seen confirmation of a new Street Fighter movie coming. It is pretty early in production though. It might take a while to actually see a trailer, this isn’t something that will tie in with the Street Fighter 6 release date or anything. Can the new movie escape the fate of its last, and most famous, adaptation though?
New Street Fighter Movie
We first got wind of a new Street Fighter project earlier this week, when the rights to the game were snapped up by Legendary Pictures. Since Street Fighter is no stranger to adaptations, the rights for the film were a bit more difficult than just going to Capcom. This latest project looks like it might different though.
Legendary is behind a few other video game adaptations. They handled Detective Project, one of the newer attempts at bringing the Nintendo juggernaut to cinemas. They were also behind Warcraft, the slightly more divisive adaptation of the popular fantasy franchise from Moon’s Duncan Jones.
Just days after the rights were purchased, we’ve gotten full confirmation of a new Street Fighter movie coming from Legendary Pictures. Compared to the video game adaptations that plagued the 90s though, this one will have much more involvement from Capcom.
Capcom will be co-producing the new Street Fighter movie. This is the only other major bit of information we’ve got about the project. We can expect the most iconic Street Fighter characters to make an appearance though. For a lot of fans though, having more direct involvement is a good sign.
Changing Video Game Adaptations
The first attempt at a Street Fighter live-action movie is often thought of alongside the 80s Mario Bros film as an example of how badly these adaptations can turn out. Modern adaptations have taken a different tract though.
Direct involvement from those behind the games themselves often is a mark of a film that’s going to pay more attention to the franchise’s core fans. With Capcom taking an active role in the development of the new Street Fighter movie, we should see more care being given to keep the project true to the source material.