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Old 10-30-06, 09:08 AM
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Street Fighter - new film in development

'Street Fighter' packs Hyde Park punch
Duo team to bring vidgame to bigscreen

By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK, NICOLE LAPORTE

Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom Ltd. are getting in the ring for a film version of popular vidgame franchise "Street Fighter."
Scribe Justin Marks has been tapped to adapt.

Hyde Park and Capcom -- Japanese publisher of "Street Fighter" -- will produce the film in a joint venture.

Pic will focus on the game's most popular female fighter, Chun Li, but the exact storyline is being kept under wraps.



In 1994, Universal released a "Street Fighter" movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme that featured most of the characters from the game.

Hyde Park and Capcom's film is targeted to bow in 2008, the 20th anniversary of the game franchise.

The Street Fighter series helped ignite the arena fighting genre that's still popular in the vidgame world.

When it first debuted, it generated heated controversy over the graphic depictions of violence.

Though it has been less popular in recent years as the number of competitors has increased, "Street Fighter" games have sold over 25 million console games and 500,000 arcade units, generating more than a billion dollars in revenue.

Marks just completed writing "Voltran" for producer Mark Gordon.

He is repped by William Morris Agency.

Hyde Park will be selling the project at the American Film Market, which unspools this week in Santa Monica.
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This is going to be just as awful as the original.

To think that was Raul Julia's last role.
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I wonder why they haven't realized that most people want to see a focus Ken and Ryu. Not Guile. And to a lesser extent, not Chun-Li. Although she was some nice eye candy in the 94 movie
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I'm a huge fan of the Street Fighter games, suffice it to say that the franchise jumped the shark with the 94 film and the game it spawned (though the Alpha series was really good). At least the anime movies were semi-decent.
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I wish i could remember where i read that article where the Director of "Street Fighter" was talking about the movie years after its release.

I have an interview with him before the movie came out in an old Gamepro issue and he was all excited about the movie. The later interview he is talking about how the studio/Capcom wanted *ALL* the characters in the movie, which he thought was too many, only to be told he now had to add four more new characters

I wish i could remember where i read that interview.


P.S. RIP Raul Julia, you were an awesome Gomez Addams and you didn't deserve to have SF as your last movie.
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It can't be any worse than the '94 version.

Also, good to see Voltran is moving ahead.
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WOW! Yes!!!

I can't wait
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Fixed. LOL

I can't wait to see this bomb.
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RemakeS!#!@!#!# BAH! Wehn will AMerica Grow UP!!!!! Get $ome new idea$ moraN!!!11!
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Originally Posted by Maxflier
It can't be any worse than the '94 version.
It could be.

Street Fighter: The Musical!
Old 11-01-06, 07:08 PM
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Not again!
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Man, Chun Li was my favorite.

That said, I never wanted to see her in a movie, unless it was the porno in my mind...

...I've said too much.
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is it so hard to focus it on Ryu and Ken like eeeeeeeeeevery cartoon version has done?
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What are they gonna make next??
A Mortal Kombat movie??
or a Dead or Alive one??

Oh the humanity!!

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Well i do keep hearing talk of a 3rd "Mortal Kombat" movie, but i have to ask myself why we need that one.

Perhaps a "Double Dragon" remake is up next?
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why god, why?
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Originally Posted by UAIOE
Well i do keep hearing talk of a 3rd "Mortal Kombat" movie, but i have to ask myself why we need that one.

Perhaps a "Double Dragon" remake is up next?
If Alyssa Milano is back and she loses the blond hair, I'm in!
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Bartkowiak to direct 'Street Fighter'
Hyde Park, Capcom sign action filmmaker
By DAVE MCNARY, DAVE MCNARY, MARC GRASER

Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom have signed action specialist Andrzej Bartkowiak to direct "Street Fighter," a live-action feature film based on the popular vidgame.

Production is set to begin early next year, with Fox to distribute. Hyde Park topper Ashok Amritraj and senior exec Patrick Aiello are producing while Capcom exec produces.

Pic will be Capcom's second attempt at turning its popular fighting title into a viable film franchise after 1994's "Street Fighter," which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and earned a mere $33 million. Steven de Souza wrote and directed that pic, which Universal distribbed.

Bartkowiak's credits include "Romeo Must Die," "Exit Wounds" and "Cradle to the Grave." Prior to directing, his cinematographic credits include "Lethal Weapon 4," "U.S. Marshals," "Falling Down" and "Speed."

Hyde Park and Capcom formed a joint venture last year to produce the project, which is focused on female fighter Chun Li and her journey for justice.

Justin Marks wrote the script and is doing a polish. He's been involved in vidgame and comicbook adaptations including Mark Gordon's "Voltron" at New Regency as well as David Goyer's "Super Max" and Joel Silver's "He-Man," both for Warner Bros.

Osaka-based Capcom has sold 25 million units in its "Street Fighter" series and 500,000 coin-operated arcade units worldwide, generating more than $1 billion in revenue. First game bowed in 1987.

Hyde Park recently wrapped David Ellis' "Asylum," and Fox released "Death Sentence" last weekend. Hyde Park has a five-year co-financing agreement with Fox and a second-look deal with Disney
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Yes my immediate thoughts are why god why BUT hell i would watch it, to me its better than a Lindsay Lohan movie (unless it's one where she gets bum raped).

It has to be better than the 94 movie and now they can do it properly with the effects

Jackie Chan's parody was better than the 94 movie !
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BTW that third MK movie has been in development for so long I can't see how they could possibly have any money left.
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Originally Posted by Original Desmond
Jackie Chan's parody was better than the 94 movie !
This is 100% true.
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Originally Posted by UAIOE
I have an interview with him before the movie came out in an old Gamepro issue and he was all excited about the movie. The later interview he is talking about how the studio/Capcom wanted *ALL* the characters in the movie, which he thought was too many, only to be told he now had to add four more new characters.
Yeah, THAT'S why it sucked... I think the biggest of many reasons for it sucking were the fact it strayed from the basic concept of a street fighting tournament too much, and that the characters were translated a bit too literally and most looked goofy in 'real life'.

I'm not sure what would be the best way to adapt this. Probably a Bloodsport meets X-Men type thing... a fighting tournament with the 'superhuman ability' twist of fireballs, etc.

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When it first debuted, it generated heated controversy over the graphic depictions of violence.
Aren't they thinking of Mortal Kombat? I don't remember anyone getting too bent out of shape over Street Fighter 2's cartoonish fighting... except maybe over the idea of men beating up a woman (Chun Li) as that sort of thing wasn't as prevalent back in games then.

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Well, I do think there is something to that "too many characters" idea.

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