Legendary Has Acquired Both Film, TV Rights To Street Fighter
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Legendary has acquired the film and television rights to Capcom’s Street Fighter.
While this news is exciting for fans of the long-running series, it remains unclear on what to expect from this partnership. Previously, Columbia Pictures gave us the 1994 film adaptation starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kylie Minogue, Ming-Na Wen, and the late (and great) Raul Julia, a film so bad it has been revered for how it approached the source material. Another adaptation came in 2009 as Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li (2009), starring Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li. It was a box office dud and we’ve waited unabated to see if Hollywood would get the series right.
Capcom is no stranger to Tinseltown either as it has already struck gold with the Resident Evil series and Monster Hunter. The Street Fighter series has had more luck with animated adaptations but with the recent streak PlayStation Productions is having with IPs like Uncharted and The Last of Us, Paramount has had with Sonic the Hedgehog and Universal could have with The Super Mario Bros. Movie, it is understandable why Hollywood wants in.