From one beloved Asian franchise to the next. They've already ruined Dragonball, so why not Street Fighter, too? Fox is in some deep shit already (for Dragonball) and I'm sure they're going to have to dig themselves out of this rut, too. We missed this news over the weekend (or maybe I thought the poster was ugly), but I thought I'd throw it out there today. A Japanese poster has been discovered and the official Japanese website for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li has launched. Don't bother wasting your time on either of these unless you're a big fan or if you want a headache for the rest of the day.
To visit the utterly boring website for the film, head over to streetfighter-movie.gyao.jp or just click the poster below. And other than that, you're more than welcome to look at this painfully ugly poster. Is it me or did they really try and make Canadian actress Kristin Kreuk look a bit too much like Chun-Li, who is of Chinese decent? Oh well, I guess that's what you get when Hollywood tinkers with a foreign franchise!
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is being directed by ex-cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak, of Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Doom. The script for this was penned by up-and-coming screenwriter Justin Marks, who also penned screenplays for Masters of the Universe and Voltron. Hong Kong fight choreographer Dion Lam, who previously worked on The Matrix Trilogy, Spider-Man 2, and all of Bartkowiak's previous films, is handling the fight sequences. Fox currently has Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li set to arrive in theaters on February 27th, 2009.