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Oh Lord... again? STREET FIGHTER to the big screen?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here... What the sweet Guile are they thinking? Maybe Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom have recently rewatched the STREET FIGHTER movie from 1994 and decided... what the hell? It can't be any worse, right?

That's the only train of thought I can follow regarding their decision to restart the STREET FIGHTER movie series again. This time they're focusing on Chun Li (bad news for Jean-Claude Van Damme fans). Justin Marks (upcoming VOLTRON) scripts and 2008 is the target release year, the 20th Anniversary of the game... Which I never thought had an entertaining enough story to make a feature film in the first place... I wonder which great character actor they're going to kill this time out when they cast M. Bison?


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  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:38 a.m. CST

    YES!

    by OneintenMan

    YES YES YES YES!!!! Orgasmic news!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Never

    by DoogieHowitzer

    Been first before - groovy.... And this movie will suck as do all video game movies - 11th Commandment - lost by Moses

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:41 a.m. CST

    TOO SOON!

    by Negator76

    OK, 'too soon', is officially old. But seriously... if 'Street Fighter' had to be Raoul Julia's last movie, the least they could do is NOT remake it. Or maybe they should cast Benicio Del Toro as Bison and have him mimic Julia's mannerisms? Yes!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Zhang Ziyi for Chun Li

    by OneintenMan

    Street Fighter the Movie was one of the first disappointments of my life, now they shall set it right. Oh, and I hope they call it Street Fighter 2, even if it's not a sequel. And if they make a sequel let it be Street Fighter 2 Turbo. And let's have Akuma. And no pussying out of special moves. And Ryu better be bad-ass. And... actually I could go on all day.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Hadouken!!!

    by OneintenMan

    That's all, I'm excited. I just wet myself a little. But I don't care.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:54 a.m. CST

    And the bad guy...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...is played again by a great character actor who dies shortly after finishing that movie?

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Is there a director?

    by OneintenMan

    Cause I'll do it for free. Hell, I'll pay to do it. In blood. It'll cut costs because I've already imagined the whole thing, in glorious detail, down to the extras on the DVD. So And even if I have any experience whatsoever, it can't be worse than the first one.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Daniel Day Lewis for M. Bison

    by OneintenMan

    Think he'd be interested?

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:56 a.m. CST

    I have to stop now.

    by OneintenMan

    I will be back though, this talk back shall be my life.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Damn you Michael Bay...

    by Ribbons

    ...what? Seemed appropriate.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:08 a.m. CST

    give a new game

    by Evil Hobbit

    a good one of course, fuck the movie.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:18 a.m. CST

    The perfect SFII movie already exists...

    by General_Mortimer

    ..and that is the Manga animated movie that came out in the 90s.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:20 a.m. CST

    VOLTRON?!?!?

    by Drworm2002

    are they making a voltron movie?

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Zhang Ziyi = Chun Li? Hell NO!!!

    by turk128

    What's with casting Ziyi (or Lucy Liu) for every fucking asian female role? The last thing I want to see is a skinny young teen Chun Li... she has always been solid, mature figure. If anything, Ziyi is more Makoto. If Kelly Hu packs on a couple more pounds, she'll be a solid Chun Li. /// Donnie Yen = Ryu :) Duh! /// Cena = Guile?

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:30 a.m. CST

    "never had a good story"...

    by kuguy3000

    Actually Quint, and anyone else who shares that sentiment... anyone with a clue to what Street Fighter was actually about would know how absolutely absurb that statement was. <br> <BR> Street Fighter originally had one of the finest storylines any game has ever had...no hyperbole. When people think of the game's story they're primarily focusing on the first two titles, of which formed a Terminator-like duality that never realy needed a third chapter (but nevertheless did for $$$). <br> <br> What made Street Fighter so damn compelling wasn't that it focused on any one particular character but instead let a player identify with one of basic acheotypical ones. The series eventually narrowed more to the Ryu-Ken saga and while this was acceptable, it came at a cost: lack of defined newer characters and stories. However, for those who remember just how damn GOOD Street Fighter II actually was... <br> <br> The story of Ryu and Ken, childhood friends, training partners whose fates would forever be entwined. The Ryu-Ken personaly differences became standard for nearly every game (regardless of genre) since, and have kept up well. Ryu's stoic poise, Ken's superfluous kidding made them the perfect yin-yang and absolute ambassadors of video game pathos. Campbell would have been proud. <br> <br> There were the dramatic secondardly storylines, some of which are just as beloved as the standard Ryu-Ken sagas. Guile's revenge-hate for M. Bison for the death of his best friend Charlie, Sagat's rage at Ryu for scarring his chest (and title usurption), Chun Li's obsession for the death of her father, Dhalsim's longing for an end to the suffering of the children of India, Zangief's inability to reconcile the death of the USSR... <br> <br> The modern entries have forgotten the heroic legacy of the series, but for a good synopsis just watch the first animated movie, which was done with respect for the characters and (for the most part) story. Robots aside, the characterization of Ryu and Ken was done perfectly and with respect. <br> <br> Also, anyone remember just how bad-ass Vega was? Remembering learning the spinning pile-driver, or getting zapped with Blanka... damn...I MISS the old days. Back when gaming had such potential and achieved so much goodwill, only to have it blown and prostituted. Street Fighter was a monumental moment in the history of not only video games, but electronic entertainment... <br> <BR> !!FUN TRIVIA!! The Street Fighter series is most notable for having given the lackluster performing Super Nintendo the extra boost it needed to overtake rival Sega Genesis. Street Fighter titles were considered ideal system-launch games, and shipped with the original PlayStation, Sega Dreamcast, and PlayStation 2. A SF derivative, Capcom vs SNK 2 was the first online fighting game for the original XBOX, and a reworking of Street Fighter 2 Turbo is the best-selling XB360 Live Arcade title yet.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Why Chun Li?!

    by Bruce Leroy

    Jeeez…and STILL they don’t get it. Why focus on Chun Li? Ryu is the focal point of the whole game. If there is a lead character in the game, it’s him. Focus the story on Ken and Ryu. Start at the beginning of the story, Street Fighter Alpha. Yeah, sure SF is about action but I hope they don’t forget to focus on the story instead of casting big name actors and cool special effects. Let the director (No, NOT Paul W.S. Anderson!) play these games till kingdom come, until he/she gets an idea what these games are about. You could build a great story out of the minimal plot of the videogames. They finally have a chance to undo that piece of dreck SF movie from ’94. Don’t blow it on this one.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:32 a.m. CST

    ...that said...

    by kuguy3000

    Sorry for the long-winded post just above...but the truth is that perhaps the Street Fighter series doesn't belong in the movie arena. What seems perfectly natural in the video game universe doesn't always translate to other media, whatever that media is. We'll have to see...

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:33 a.m. CST

    M. Bison

    by Vermifax

    The Rock would actually make an interesting M. Bison. Fuck the haters and cast Zhang ZiYi as Chun-Li Zhang! She's cute as hell and she kicks ass. Make that diamond-faced villian from "Die Another Day" Ryu. Keira Knightley as Cammy (too much?). I don't know. I just hope it's a good movie.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:34 a.m. CST

    turk

    by OneintenMan

    i see your point. Zhang Ziyi is in too many films. But she was born for this. And as for the age thing, I've been playing the Alpha games. In conclusion, you're wrong. and brad pitt for Guile - look at johnny suede.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:44 a.m. CST

    If it has a shot for shot fight with her and Vega...

    by Shermdawg

    from the unbelievably awesome anime, it would probably trigger one of the biggest geekasms ever recorded by modern science.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Why the A-class (++$$$) casting?

    by turk128

    Seriously, there's no way the studio will plop down enough $$$ to get those people to 'lower' themselves to do a genre flic like SF. /// Ziyi is NOT born for Chun Li... she's born to play Makoto http://tinyurl.com/y5rlag , if anyone was born to play Chun Li it is Michelle Yeoh (too bad that'll never happen) /// If anyone is interested here's the SF Plot Canon... http://tinyurl.com/5ksfe

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Super Street Fighter II Turbo!

    by NewClassic

    This could serioulsy work if the project was re-imagined and called Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Imagine if you will--the Wilson brothers as Ken and Ryu, Lucy Liu as Chung Lee, Ben Stiller as Blanka, Jack Black as E. Honda, Mike Tyson as Balrog, Sean William Scott as Guile, Will Farrel as Dhalsim, and Vince Vaughn as M. Bison. Seriously folks, I smell a hit...

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:23 a.m. CST

    bad movie...

    by mattyholmes

    This is going to flop, flop, FLOP! www.obsessedwithfilm.com

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:34 a.m. CST

    I say no...

    by omelissokomos

    if only to preserve the fact that Street Fighter was Raul Julia's last movie. "It levitates... me!" Oh, what camp.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:49 a.m. CST

    The perfect SFII movie already exists...

    by grendel824

    it's called "Bloodsport."

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:50 a.m. CST

    chun li must have potent vagina muscles

    by Exeter

    from her muscled legs,one cann only wonder the type of fucks she can exude w/ those giant lips, you probly wouldnt havae to do anythign, just let her muscles work it inside.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Realistic casting #1

    by Shermdawg

    CHUN-LI:<br>As much as I love Ziyi, I gotta go with Kelly Hu on this one. But whoever gets the part needs to gain a little weight because Chun-li had it goin on below the belt.<br><br>Ryu:<br>Donnie Yen is a pretty good choice.<br><br>E.Honda:<br>Former sumo champ, Akebono<br><br>M.Bison (Vega):<br>Clancy Brown<br><br>Cammy:<br>Emilie de Ravin<br><br>Balrog (M.Bison):<br>The guy the character was based off of, Mike Tyson.<br><br>Blanka and Dhalsim:<br>In a perfect world, they'd both be mo-cpped cg characters, with Andy Serkis doing a apelike Blanka, and Doug Jones doing Dhalsim. But theres NO WAY they got the budget for sumthin like that, so no names and a reliance of some good makeup effects would have to do. I'd give Blanka have a brief cameo, almost like Scorpion in Mortal Kombat, and Dhalsim would be some trippy spiritual guide.<br><br>T.Hawk, Fei Long, DeeJay:<br>Bad characters, or in T.Hawk's case uncastable role. Why bother?<br><br>Ken, Guile, Vega (Balrog), Zangief, and Sagat:<br>Still thinkin'. And even though he'd be too expensive, The Rock would make a great Guile considering he kinda looks like the character, and the fact that, that hairdo WILL NOT WORK ONSCREEN.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Orlanso Bloom channeling a Spanish Billy Zane...

    by Shermdawg

    would be cool for Vega (Balrog). But they'd NEVER get him.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Classic

    by the zapper

    haha this is the funniest thing ever! SF was the absolute pinnacle of crap movies, even when I was 11 i was moaning about how crap it was. Gotta say, tho, that the anime one was pretty deadly. Remember when cammy snapped that guy's neck? Or when DJ called Bison a bad ass motherfu@ker? or when vega tried to assasinate Chunners in the shower and u got a shot of her massively oversized.....ah, yeh. Funny stuff!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Space Harrier

    by Spartacus Hughs

    Is a far superior movie adaptation idea.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Uwe Boll for M. Bison!

    by DOGSOUP

    Take care of that little problem real nice...

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Who will play....

    by Spartacus Hughs

    ...the guy at the airbase that punches his fist in the air at regular intervals? How about Gene Wilder?

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:20 a.m. CST

    JACKIE CHAN AS CHUN-LI!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Y'all seen that City Hunter clip on YouTube? lol.<br><br>I would've posted a link, but they seem to be having maitenance or sumthin this mornin'.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:22 a.m. CST

    maybe this one will take its influence from the game

    by FuriousStyles

    I cannot express to you the immense dissapointment my 13 year old friends and I felt leaving the cinema after that horrid film - not one dragon punch, hadouken, or sonic boom thrown..........no spinning bird kicks, no sumo torpedos - just a lame ass jack knife................thank God for the Street Fighter animated movie - near perfect for what we wanted from the live action film........bonus Chun-Li titties and all!.................by the way, whothefuckcares - kuguy3000 actually has the story points dead on - thats the same story elements I remember reading in countless game magazines when the game came out - and the same that were in the animated film years later - no where in his post does he suggest that the game was any great acheivement in video game narrative - but that shit WAS in the game ending themselves - EVERYONE in my peer group from that era knows those story lines, so leave the bloke alone - straight face - check

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Why dont they just ask...

    by Captain RawBeard

    ...the guys behind that scene from Jackie Chan's City Hunter. best representation of a live action street fighter EVER. Make the whole film like that and I will be happy

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:33 a.m. CST

    and what about Blanka

    by Captain RawBeard

    ...they better get him right otherwise I am going to be pissed

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Uhhh... FuriousStyles... hate to tell you... but...

    by W3bzpinn3r

    Almost all the characters did their signature moves in the Van Damn movie... it was just so badly done you might have missed it... Moves guaranteed in it: Honda's 100 hand slap, Guile's flash kick & Sonic Boom, Ryu's hadouken, Ken's dragon punch & hurricane kick, cammy's thrust kick, etc... But rather than trying CG or wirework, they just had the moves done "realistically" -ie an uppercut from a slight bending position is a dragon punch. One frame of white is a hadouken, and Guile whipping his arms together, flexing his "tattoo" is a sonic boom. I wish I were kidding, but sadly I'm not.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Recommended viewing...

    by Shermdawg

    CHAN AS CHUN-LI!<br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Z48SMWSHs<br><br>CHUN-LI vs. VEGA!!!<br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyLmEU7v4hQ

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Hmm, how did the bold type appear?

    by Shermdawg

    I thought you guys disabled that.<br><br><b>TEST</b>

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Uhhh... W3bzpinn3r... hate to tell you... but...

    by FuriousStyles

    then a sonic boom, hadouken and dragon punch they were not..............I know what you mean - we all saw it, and we all thought it was such a cop out..........such a shame, and probably why we all embraced the Mortal Kombat film at the time - still a terrible film, and a massive fall short of the game's fatalities etc, but atleast it gave us a massive step closer to what we wanted............I'm sure there were some geniuses working on that Street Fighter movie who figured they knew better than us kids, and that they'd give us something more realistic, thinking it'd be great and we'd eat it up - there were so many potentially great 'movies' that were obviously ruined by that logic - Mario Bros, Masters of the Universe, Doom, Transformers - oh shit, wait, that one isnt out yet - but you can tell its following the same path

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 5:04 a.m. CST

    HUGH JACKMAN'S LOGAN = VAN DAMME'S GUILE!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Want proof? Watch as J.C. takes a deep breath, its... heh... uncanny.<br><br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5jzl5761Zw

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 5:11 a.m. CST

    VANDAMME MADE THE PERFECT STREET FIGHTER MOVIE

    by davidlyons

    IT'S CALLED THE QUEST. ROGER MOORE ROCKS!!!!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 5:20 a.m. CST

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!

    by wolvenom

    Maybe it could be better... maybe just maybe.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 5:30 a.m. CST

    I want a Tekken Live Action Film

    by Captain RawBeard

    that would be super sweet, obviously cast Jackie Chan as Lei WuLong and Jason Statham as Bryan,

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Streetfighter Pinball

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    My only experience with this Streetfighter phenomenon was the Streetfighter Pinball they used to have in my local pub. It was a pretty good table, it had a bit where you had to bash up a car, and I even got to learn some of the characters' names - Ken, etc. One time, I got four replays, which was pretty exciting. They should make a film about that.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Yes Captain RawBeard! TEKKEN!!!

    by Cat_Corporation

    I bloody LOVE Tekken! I was always Xiaoyu and I could kick any male arse that tried to take me on! Mwah-ha-ha!!! I always thought Heihachi had a touch of the Sean Connerys about him, but he might be a tad old for it now. I reckon Stephen Chow would make a great Lei Wulong, but he is blatantly based on Chan, and you are spot on with Jason Statham for Brian. Man, I wish it was Tekken being made!!!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 6:35 a.m. CST

    FINALLY!!!

    by Joyride

    I've been waiting for this for quite a while now. They need to take a page out of the anime movie and focus on Ryu's journey towards an ultimate understanding of the martial arts. Give us the opening from the animated feature. The Sagat/Ryu thunderstorm battle. And make the bad guy of the movie Akuma and not Bison!!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Its not April 1st....so i'm scared

    by B0BAFETTISH

    flames on optimus= Street Fighter franchise since 1996.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Be better than the Halo flick

    by DigitalDong

    Chun Li FTW!! If there's some fan service I'll go check it out.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 7 a.m. CST

    I almost never find the need to comment but-

    by Captain Sensible

    This is awesome news. The first movie was a wasted opportunity, but this is a great time to redo it. Computer FX for the combos are cheaper than ever, and guys like Ray Park and Tony Jaa have stepped the fight choreography game up. I'm really excited.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Andy Serkis as Blanka??

    by Captain RawBeard

    motion capture.... anyone? ....anyone? No.. Ok then, Nathan Jones as Zangief (although he would be better as Craig Marduk from Tekken. I agree they should make the film about Ryu's journey.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 7:55 a.m. CST

    kuguy3000...

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    has a point. I felt the same way after seeing the anime. I'll admit that I didn't mind the first movie, aside from some of the more ridiculous moments (see: Ken and Ryu being gunned down with Nerf balls...) Besides, if this takes off, there's hope for a Tekken live-action flick, right? RIGHT?! ^_^

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 7:56 a.m. CST

    John Cena as Guile idea (above)

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    doesn't sound too bad to me at first glance. He certainly has the chin (= half the battle) ;)

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 7:59 a.m. CST

    The main character of Street Fighter is RYU!

    by tile_mcgillus

    Already this movie will suck because it is obvious they have no fucking clue what they are talking about. It is like Hollywood is a retarded cousin that always gives you wet willies, you tell him to stop but he just won't, you tell your parents and they say he is playing, he keeps fucking doing it...so you finally just beat the shit out of him and a week later he shows up and gives you another wet willie...I'm bored at work if you can't tell.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:02 a.m. CST

    grendel824 RE: Bloodsport

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Good call. Especially the sumo catching a punch to the nads [/for teh win!]

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Since they are wasting time with this

    by MJAYACE

    Why not make "Karate Champ" a movie? That was the best no-plot actioner out there in the day next to "Combat" for Atari (or for really old school--the Sears Master System). I am old.....

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:05 a.m. CST

    What? I liked Kylie Minogue in the first one...

    by Anna Valerious

    But I do like Chun Li. If you think about it, Ming Na did go full circle when she voiced Mulan in KH2...

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:08 a.m. CST

    You GOOOOOOOTTA be fucking kidding me...

    by xXMr_BoJaNgLeSXx

    Why. Why. Why????!?!?

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:09 a.m. CST

    John Cena would be perfect

    by oscarmike

    he can't act just like Van Damme, and he can't fight worth a damn either

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Street Fighter has no story?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    I'll write you the whole damn story: "WHAM!" There, that's the game's "story", although it's a little longer here than in the game itself. In fact it will probably work better as a "POW!" bubble from the old Batman TV series. "POW!" is the story, now get Uwe Boll involved in the project, TODAY!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Well, if you REALLY want to start a franchise...

    by Nodwick

    What about rebooting the Super Mario film? I think Bob Hoskins isn't busy, and I know we're dying to see the water jetpack from Super Mario Sunshine on the big screen.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:35 a.m. CST

    VOLTRON ??????????

    by mukhtabi

    Did I read that correctly? A Voltron movie? Who the hell is directing that? It was great kid entertainment, but unless you treat the story appropriately it'll be cheesier than power rangers. OY VEY! This I don't need.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:44 a.m. CST

    bout time!

    by kudos_eb

    make it something like Sin City, various stories all mixed up in one point focusing on major characters, but with one common ending or plot twists, and give it a SERIOUS mood! the ´94 movie was a freaking comedy, damn!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:51 a.m. CST

    I miss Raul Julia

    by charlesgrodinsux

    He really was just awesome. Not necessarily in Street Fighter, but in general. I'm sure he enjoyed playing M Bison. Dang he was was a good actor.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 9:04 a.m. CST

    I wish

    by godzillasushi

    Pixar or somebody would make a movie for Metroid or Zelda, or something.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    paris hilton for m bison....

    by satansteve

    just for what quint said about the actor who plays m bison dying....not that im bitter or anything.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Sweet!

    by veritasses

    I'm sure it'll be as horrible as the one with JCVD but you can't have too many ass kicking hot females on the big screen. Now, I wonder what video game tie-ins they'll release with the movie?

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Sin City style... hmmm... damn, good idea

    by turk128

    Not B&W noir, but more like the graphic approach to it (think how the game is... the background is composed of different moving layers). Up the contrast on the colors and play around with the saturation and ya got yourself a badass style. Multiple story lines intertwinning... damn, you just might be onto something great, kudos_eb. ___ Realy can't think of anyone who fits Chun Li but hope they don't cast skiny- anorexic Hollywood clones, alla DOA flic ('cept for Jaime Pressly, *damn* she freakin bulk up)! ___ For action, Kung Fu Hustle level would fit perfectly.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 9:39 a.m. CST

    have a FULL CGI BLANKA... now that'd be wicked

    by wolvenom

    and a bad ass vega slicing it up wolverine style.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Where's the love for Sagat?

    by turk128

    Seriously, Sagat's story is more compelling than Ryu's. AND Ryu freakin' cheated his ass to win against Sagat! Officially, Sagat had beat Ryu down and was reaching down to aid him up when Ryu cheapshot Sagat causing that bigass scar on his chest. Sagat even commands respect from M. Bison/Vega.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Casting Couch awesome style

    by tile_mcgillus

    Ryu - Donnie Yen; Ken - Josh Holloway; Guile - Aaron Eckhart; Chun Li - Kelly Hu; I can't think of any for BIson and Sagat...but those should be the main characters

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Hentai

    by godoffireinhell

    Make this as a hentai movie.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Chun Li is awful

    by TheWacoKid

    Why on God's Green earth would they focus the movie about the worst character in the game? Where is the thinking there? I might have saw this, but now there is no way.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Chun Li worst character in the game??? lol

    by Shermdawg

    I doubt it.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:18 a.m. CST

    they should have based it off of Ryu

    by Datascream

    but at least it's not focused on Guile. Here's my cast list: Ryu: Mark Decascos [not japanese, but he would look realistic in a white gi wondering everywhere fighting people] or if he spoke english: Tony Jaa Ken: Alec Newman [played as Paul Atredies in the scifi channel "Dune" mini-series] Chun Li: Kelly Hu [yeah I love Zhang Ziyi also, but seeing as she doesn't speak much english I'd have to give it to her] Maybe also Shu Qi, she was in the Transporter. Guile: Dolph Lundgren, at least when he was younger [he should have had the role LAST time] so I'll go with Daniel Bernhardt Vega: the guy from the first movie wasn't all bad actually, he had no lines really and was mostly all look. The only decent actor in the while movie and he really didn't even do anything. M.Bison: Don Frye from Godzilla: Final Wars, he has that big ham face that Bison has and has some UFC background. Not that great an actor tho. But a decent option I suppose. Balrog: Bob Sapp [look him up, seriously] Sagat: hmmm maybe an actual unknown up and coming thai boxer. Hard to come up with. Blanka: oh yeah...CG Dhalsim: I wanna say Bill Nighy for some reason. I see his face when I think of it. Cammy: Natassia Malthe Fei Long: Donnie Yen Honda: got me on this one. Maybe an actual Sumo wrestler. T.Hawk: does this guy REALLY need to be in the movie? noone played as him anyways, why put him in the movie?

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:20 a.m. CST

    A City Hunter kind of SF II movie would be awesome

    by Toby___Wong

    Jackie Chan's City Hunter had better SFII action sequences than JCVD's SF. Stephen Chow could also do a good job as the director. My casting would be the following: Ryu: Donnie Yen Ken: Gary Daniels Chun Li: Zhang Ziyi Guile : John Cena E. Honda: Akebono Dhalsim : Manute Bol Blanka: Lou Ferrigno Zangiev : Big Show Cammy : Christina Aguilera (because she has at least as many colors) Fei Long : Stephen Chow T. Bird: Kevin Nash Dee Jay: Ron Killings Vega : Antonio Banderas Balrog : Mike Tyson Sagat : Tony Jaa M. Bison : Fedor Emilianenko

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Off-topic, but it's Bruce Campbell ova here!

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Could we see Mysterio after all? www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=4846

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:34 a.m. CST

    CHUN LI ALwaYS GAVE ME A CHUBBY!!!

    by wolvenom

    CHUN LI was one of the first video game characters to ever give me a chubby.. its true. Among others were Sonya from Mortal Kombat, lara croft obviously, Samus from metroid, zelda, and peach from mario brothers. They should make a mortal kombat vs. Street fighter movie and have sonya and chun li do some lesbian scene where they neck and jiggle their boobies. that would be hot

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Oops...try this one

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/spider-mannews.php?id=4846

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Aw hell with it...

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    DAMN YOU SUPERHEROHYPE!!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:40 a.m. CST

    as far as bad Raul Julia films go

    by Staldo

    If they're going to remake a bad movie starring Raul Julia, I'd rather see a remake of Overdrawn at the Memory Bank than Street Fighter.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Tiger Uppercut, bitches

    by Big Bad Clone

    William Defoe as M. Bison. Vinnie Jones as Zangief. Mary Kate Olsen as Daslim.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Toby_Wong

    by Nintendo Dude

    Some of those actors are inspired choices; however, Tony Jaa as Sagat does not make sense. Tony has neither the ethnicity nor the height to play Sagat. And this is off on a limb, but Owen Wilson could play a decent Ken.. even though I hate the idea of casing Owen in yet *another* movie.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Officially today's top talkback!

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    It's settled! Ming Na will make a return performance! And dare I say it...FIRST?

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Is anyone else worried about a female lead choice?

    by Johnno

    I'm all for another Street Fighter, and a good one with Chun Li... but I just keep picturing that they're going with a female lead just to exploit her and turn this into 'Dead or Alive 2'

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Shermdawg is right

    by CuervoJones

    That Chun Li Vs Vega moment was 100% erotic

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Toby_Wong

    by tile_mcgillus

    Instead of watching your cast I'd just have to watch wrestling and every bad movie ever made...to get the same effect. John Cena, Big Show, Kevin Nash and Christina Aguilera...I think I would rather poke my fucking eyes out.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Hilarious quotes concerning the original film:

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    "We're taking our property to the next level," explains Capcom's Aida, the licensing executive behind the Street Fighter movie project. "When you play the game, you cannot relate to a character as anything other than a computer-graphic warrior. When you watch Jean-Claude as Guile, West Studi as Sagat, or Raul Julia as Bison, you walk out of the theater with a completely different feeling." <P> TO SAY THE LEAST! <P> HA HA, LET'S HEAR FROM STEVEN DE SOUZA, THE WASHED-UP COKE-TARD WHO WROTE 'N' DIRECTED THIS MISCARRIAGE: <P> "With Super Mario Bros. the directors got fixated on literally carrying the game over to the movie... We could do something like that. If we were idiots, we could start out with the camera on the arcade game and then Guile jumps right out of the machine and yells, 'Hi kids!' And then we could all go right to the unemployment line. " <p> "Street Fighter is a cross between Star Wars, a James Bond movie, and a war movie... It takes place in Shadowloo where there's a civil war similar to what's happening in Bosnia... there won't be any fantastic moves - no teleporting or fireballs. But there will be a hint that this might happen in a future picture. We're going to have enormous battle scenes - we're renting the entire army of Thailand." <p> "At the end of the picture when we have an all-out battle for Bison's hidden temple in the jungles of Shadowloo, it's going to blow people's minds. It's going to be like D-Day." <p> "The only way the movie could disappoint a kid is if the kid were to say, 'I really wanted to see character A fight character B, and that didn't happen.'" <p> Finally: " The characters from the game will appear in appropiate situations. What if you pick up the comic book and Chun Li's really Ryu's sister. And then you see the movie, and maybe they get married and have a baby. My concern is consistency." <p> THANKS FOR YOUR CONCERN, SHITHEAD...

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Body Blow!!! Body Blow!!!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Uppercut! Right hook! Er...sorry. Wrong video game...

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Mario film reboot

    by Staldo

    Bob Hoskins was a great choice for Mario, but I think it would have been even better if they went further with the "Latinos/Chicanos as Italians" and cast Cheech Marin as Mario along side Leguizamo as Luigi. Marin has but to regrow his mustache, and I know he'd appreciate a film where you get super powers from Mushrooms.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Wow, Jackie Chan as Chun Li

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    That is truly awesome. <p> ...and yeah, Jackie Chan IS disturbingly pretty as Chun Li <P> Yikes, I need a drink.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST

    M Bison should be

    by LazarusRevival

    Hugo Weaving

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo...

    by Dollar Bird

    should be the game they're making into a movie. All the sweet moves and honeys with huge blocks of precious stones falling from the sky. And then we could see live action Hsien-ko and that cat girl dancer, too. Felicia, that was her name. (Of course it was...)

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Ryu should be

    by LazarusRevival

    Sho Kasugi...You know you want him to make a come back!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 12:38 p.m. CST

    "Who wants to go? And who wants to go with ME!"

    by amrisharmpit

    Remember that cheesy line from the trailer? It was worth a few laughs with friends, which is all that this or any Street Fighter movie will be.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 12:47 p.m. CST

    This is just like Transformers...

    by tile_mcgillus

    Can't really translate into live action. There is already an animated movie that is far superior to whatever they will try and accomplish in this movie. Almost exact parallels.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Girl Power! YEAH! LARA EFFING CROFT! DUMB MALE CRAPFEST

    by sillypig

    1. You guys keeps being surprised that Chun-Li is going to be the main character. You see todays Hollycrud and alike need to paint a pictures of strong female types with men being stupid and useless. Thank Spice "friggin" Girls and (God I hate you square faced monstrosity) Lara "I'd rather do a man" Croft. And thank PC.. It's OK to portray women as strong and clever but not men, we are too useless. 2. Yeah what the hell? Zhang Ziyi again? Is she gonna play my mom in a film of my life? I'm not into domestic violence but I'd make an exception there. Fecks sake! There are tons and tons of more gorgeous Chinese actresses that can actually speak better English in HK and China. Ignorance of casting again. I vote for Zhang Ziyi to be put down next time she has the flu. 3. What writers have forgotten these days is that simple is good. I just want mind blowing fights. 4. I don't care for big names for casting... So the best thing they could do is get either Stephen Chow, Donnie Yen or the Ong Bak people to write and direct it.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Did Quint just..

    by UMAGA

    Dismiss the great SF II animated movie and blame SF for killing Julia? WTF!?

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Zhang Ziyi for asian

    by pandamaster83

    Gael Gabriel Garcia for South American. Dakota Fanning for kids. Who else? The Holywaood casting staff superb.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Margaret Cho leads!

    by wooga

    Following up on tthose comments above about Zhang Ziyi being just too damn skinny (and distractingly hot) to play Chun Li... You know you want to see Margaret Cho playing Chun Li, her hair up in buns and in those silk stockings....

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Jebus Chreest! Margaret Cho! Jeeebus!

    by sillypig

    Just googled her! JEEEEEBUS!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:43 p.m. CST

    TruthOne

    by tile_mcgillus

    Kane Kosugi would be great as Ryu, he was the only good part of Blood Heat (Masuuruhiito) and is in the new DOA as Ryu Hayabusa. He also voiced Ryu in the Street Fighter Zero (suck) animated movie.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    "Street Fighter is a cross between....

    by godzillasushi

    "Street Fighter is a cross between Star Wars, a James Bond movie, and a war movie..." Now that is one freaking funny line.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:02 p.m. CST

    i.e. City Hunter

    by GeekBob

    For everyone who's been posting the City Hunter clips... Did you know that Wong Jing, the director of that, actually DID go and make a whole (unlicensed) "Street Fighter" movie after that? It was called "Future Cops," and was basically a knockoff of "Timecop" but with SFII characters instead of Van Damme, and they end up fighting "under-cover" in a Chinese high school: Guile, Vega and Dhalsim help a nerdy kid; Ken, Bison, Honda and Sagat help the bullies. There's also a musical scene where Guile sings a love ballad to high school girls, and Vega takes a girl on a "date" into Sid & Marty Kroft version of Super Mario World. Eventually various "human" characters start morphing into SF fighters, too, while the nerdy kid turns into Goku from DBZ. Most of the moves, even the "magic" ones, from the games get used, along with the music. It's INSANE. Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/ynfs85

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:09 p.m. CST

    How Dumb....

    by ComicBookGeek77

    A bunch of martial artists from around the world converging to participate in a tournament to end all tournaments? Yeah, this HAS been done.... It was called "Enter the Dragon." However, if it's gonna happen cast Kelly Hiu as Chun-Li and John Cena as Guile.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Nicole Ritchie as Dhalsim.

    by ComicBookGeek77

    Yes, a great choice she is.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:27 p.m. CST

    the cartoon was pretty kick ass...

    by Flux_brown

    but somehow i can only remember the chun li shower scene...yummy. ziyi would be perfect for chun li...she's got the moves...or bring back ming na wen (she's gorgeous) if this movie was made in the 80's, tamlyn tomita would've been great (regardless of her being japanese)...ah...tamlyn tomita :)

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Cynthia Rothrock as Ken.

    by sillypig

    Getting quite a cast here.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST

    sorry for that train of thought post there...

    by Flux_brown

    i'm just helpless when it comes to tamlyn tomita :)

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:30 p.m. CST

    oh....M. Bison should be...

    by Flux_brown

    BILLY DRAGO! it would be like a reunion for him and rothrock lol

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Tamlyn Tomita can play me ;)

    by sillypig

    Yeah...

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:39 p.m. CST

    sillypig...truer words have never been spoken :)

    by Flux_brown

    now...is there anyway we can fit Frank Zagarino in this movie? lol

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Zagarino could play..

    by sillypig

    a friend that gets killed que revenge script.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:45 p.m. CST

    ah...maybe zagarino could be KEN'S BROTHER!

    by Flux_brown

    and who shoud be Ken?...well, Michael Dudikoff has got a big gap in his schedule...

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:50 p.m. CST

    or maybe that guy with the huuuugggeee Jaw

    by Flux_brown

    that was in Jason and the argonauts...what was his name?

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 2:50 p.m. CST

    i will swear and throw my controller at this movie

    by spumpkin

    there isn't even a minute possibility of this film not being a big smoldering turd

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I'm all for it

    by Harry Weinstein

    Couldn't be any worse than the Van Damme version. Here's your cast for some key roles: Bison - Jean Claude Van Damme. Yeah, I said it. Ryu - Tak Sakaguchi (from VERSUS). Chun Li - certainly not Zhang Ziyi, she's all wrong for it. Cast Shannon Yao from Lau Kar-leung's recent DRUNKEN MONKEY. Ken - Jeff Wolfe from ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA AND AMERICA. Fei Long - Stephen Chow, no question about it. Guile - Vin Diesel. Balrog - Mike Tyson if you can afford him, the black dude from the oft-overlooked US SEALS II if you can't. In fact, there's no reason everyone from US SEALS II shouldn't have a place in this.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:11 p.m. CST

    The first one was bad, but...

    by Chief Redcock

    ...I think a good film of this could still conceivably be made. I mean, the plot isn't much different from the Karate Kid or the Rocky films... and I like the decision to focus on Chun Li. The film could probably benefit from locking down more squarely on the depiction of a single character... give the other characters cameos if you must, but there's no need to squeeze all the ca-jillion street fighter characters into the plot... then you end up with a stagnant, unfocused "epic" a la the first movie. Make it a compelling movie about a fight tournament, and bring in characters only as necessary to tell Chun Li's story. Also, make sure Vega's in it. That's all.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Almost forgot -

    by Harry Weinstein

    Blanka - Eric Tsang, a bunch of prosthetics and green paint, and a big CGI assist.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Forgot AGAIN

    by Harry Weinstein

    Vega - Mark Dacascos. Cammy - if only Cynthia Rothrock was younger and British... Also, and I don't care if he'd be a new character, Jake Strickland from Stephen Fung's enjoyable HOUSE OF FURY. AKA That Fucking Little Kid With The Mad Polefighting Skills That Jackie Chan Discovered On Regis Philbin's Show. He MUST be in this.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:18 p.m. CST

    love street fighter.......

    by lionbiu

    ...but somehow I don't think it will make much of a good movie, I do hope I am wrong because with a real good story and the advanced SFX we have today it could be real good.....HERE'S HOPING!!!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:25 p.m. CST

    watch

    by homer thompson

    Chao ji xue xiao ba wang

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 3:41 p.m. CST

    ADAM BEACH AS T. HAWK, SAMUEL L JACKSON AS BALROG,

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    M NIGHT SHMALYAN AS DHALSIM, VINNIE JONES AS BIRDIE, HALLE BERRY AS ELENA, HULK HOGAN AS KEN, STEVEN SEAGAL AS VEGA, DONALD RUMSFELD AS ROLENTO, FATHER GEEK AS GEN, MOS DEF AS DEE JAY, VINCE VAUGHN AS NECRO, RICK ALLEN (from Def Leppard) AS ORO... <p>...FOR THE REST OF THE CAST USE WB ACTRESSES OR PEOPLE FROM BUFFY/FIREFLY

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Street Fighter Remake = Talent on Van Damme

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Jean Claude Van Damme it anyhow!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:09 p.m. CST

    its one of my favorites

    by Sans Serif

    idk about u guys but i love the 1994 street fighter movie. its the funniest movie ever. i love watching it. there are so many "wtf?" moments in the movie there should be a drinking game. its the movie that i would make if i was 8yrs old and a millionaire. and thats part of why i like it.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 4:50 p.m. CST

    We Should Protest This Shit

    by DOGSOUP

    There's no good reason this movie should be made. The BOYCOTT starts NOW

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Awesome news!!! Original Street Fighter was hella fun!!

    by Proman1984

    Can't wait to see this!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Amazing they call it Street Fighter when....

    by Doc_Strange

    None of the combatants, save Ken, Ryu, Sagat, and maybe Balrog actually look like street fighters. Pretty much all the characters look too dolled up in their costumes for me to take them seriously. Zangief? What a fuckin' joke.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 7:30 p.m. CST

    kuguy3000...

    by chiahead

    your first post was very informative, and really engaging too, typing errors notwithstanding. Thanks for that! I learned something today.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Bison/Vega = BATISTA!!!

    by turk128

    The guy can't wrestle worth shit but he does have a great physical presence... AND you can just get someone else to do the voice (or augment). http://tinyurl.com/yxnfub

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Down Came a Blackbird...

    by WONKABAR

    Or The Burning Season killed Julia I think. He picked up some bug in Central or South America shooting an HBO movie as I recall. I met him about a month before he died...really sad. Btw I think a Streetfighter movie could be fun. It's not the story, it's the characters. You gotta be 100% true to them for it to work. It's gotta be kinda tongue-in-cheek and have some really funny fight scenes...fireballs, thousand-hand-slap, "you got fire", all that shit.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Street Fighter movie? Check.

    by Orbots Commander

    Transormers movie? Check. A Voltron movie? (?!?!)...apparently, check. Let me take a guess what is next in the Hollywood pipeline: movies based on Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse, Captain Caveman, Thundercats, and so on and so forth. Oy vey.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:50 p.m. CST

    I was just discussing this movie the other day

    by Bloo

    my roommates and I were sitting around the other day discussing Street Fighter (1994) the other day and what crap it was, an Austrian for Guile, an Aussie for Cammie, and Raul Julia...I so wanted to like that movie. Now here's the question, outside of us agin talkbackers, does anyone even remember Street Fighter that will go see it, probably not. and did I read right Voltron as a movie...weird man weird, my childhood is coming back to me

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:52 p.m. CST

    oh quick question

    by Bloo

    Does anyone remember a cartoon back in the early to mid 80s, I remember watching when I got home from school before GI Joe, it was animie, kind of Gundamish...actually very much like any of the Gundum animie I've seen...I remember it actually having a storyline from ep to ep...anyone know the name

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Somoa Joe should be Blanka.

    by proper

    People who picked Blanka and sat in a corner doing electric shock were frauds.Street Fighter II took all the Video/machine shop money back then.People who had bragging rights on Street Fighter could mouth off like Rap battle.I didn't waste my money getting a pasting,I Played Wrestlefest(10p a credit,wow),still never bettered.Good days,makes me want to listen to Hardcore Jungle...When a decent conversion came out on SNES that scene was done in a month.Heroic legacy indeed.Gene Wilder :>.The film was an embarrassment like Resident Evil was X amount of years later =>.Guile as main character,thats when I knew.The cartoon was better..After seeing Kung Fu Hustle there is no excuse not to see every move done correctly,FX and all..Every tune and soundbite should be in there no excuses and I want see the Ryu/Sagat fighter before the titles.This should definitely impossible to mess up,surely =0.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 10:20 p.m. CST

    ...back about SF and such...

    by kuguy3000

    Hey everyone. Glad that some liked what I wrote, but it wasn't anything special (or grammatically correct). Just a long-time fan of the series here, and needed a chance to vent some steam. Unfortunately, this project will most likely suck, but we can hope for the best. <br> <br> In fact, I suggest lowering your level of enthusiasm to that of a new Jaws movie (not like that movie had any story...) and you'll be set. Of course I'm kidding, because sarcasm doesn't translate well to internet talkbacks, and I don't want my account hacked by angry pro-shark nerds. So one more word about my beloved Street Fighter....<br> <br> The arcades were indeedy a dying thing back in 1990, with more expensive machines taking the place of the standard-game units. A collapse of the arcade industry (heralded by the death of full-fledged Chuck E. Cheese restaurants) had begun and with no end in sight, it seemed like Black Tuesday for quarter-pluggin' lovers such as myself. But then, things changed... <br> <br> It really can't be overstated just how influential and historically important this series was not just to the arcade scene (which it temporarily revived) but to the psyche of the game industry itself. Street Fighter will forever be remembered as both a gameplay and psychlogical evolution of the the potential of the possible. Movie fans will roar with glee over flicks like "It's a Wonderful Life" or "Lawrence of Arabia"...well damn, gamers have their Super Marios and their Zeldas...but for every Mona Lisa we also have our Andy Warhols...pop art taken to the next level.<br> <br> Street Fighter was a revolution in gaming...combing tried-true points gathering, heavy story-laden plot, and something new...infinite gameplay. The new controller (based off the original design) completely revolutionized gameplay with button combinations and signiture movements...ALL of which are still standard in fighting games to this day. When terms such as 'fireball' and 'dragon punch' were defined, and the rules of game schematics were laid out. <br> <br> It's sad when you consider the wasted possibilities of the modern gaming environment. With Microsoft screwing over gamers with microtransactions (bad bad) and Sony raping us with prices beyond belief, all the while game developers have nearly stopped innovating, it's like gaming has become Amish...we just hit a certain time and stopped evolving. <Br> <br> The recent Street Fighter games are a testament to this butchery. Gone are the pathos, gone are the characterizations, gone is the drama and depth, and gone are most of the reasons people identified with this series in the first place. <br> <br> Quint, with all due respect and honors, please for the love of Christ don't you EVER say something so maddeningly stupid and ridiculous that this series never had a compelling story. It once possessed layers of depth (and gameplay) so thick no company has ever really figured it out... The best they can hope for is to continue re-releasing the games (two came out this year) forever...sad. <br> <BR> So with rant over, I'll leave witha bit of trivia for all the kiddies who need to be 'to cool for school'. This isn't hyperbole or wiki-nonsense shit. <br> <BR> *** TRIVIA!! *** The collected Street Fighter 2 arcade series (SF2, SF2 Champion Ed., SF2 Turbo, SF2 Super, SF2 Super Turbo) is considered the THIRD most widely distributed and played arcade game of all-time... third only to Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Some reports place Defender in the top three, but this has not been verified. <br> <BR> *** TRIVIA!!! *** The Street Fighter series (all games, media, etc) has grossed over 1 BILLION dollars worldwide. <br> <BR> *** TRIVIA!!! *** The Street Fighter series (with emphasis on Chun Li and Cammy) is considered among the most robust toyline in Japanese history. The toyline has grossed more than Gundam, Macross, and Dragon Ball Z combined. Rumor has it second only to Pokemon sales (the undisputed leader of toy sales). <br> <br> While piss-poor in most respect, the live-action Street Fighter movie represented some of the series' finest booty with super hot Ming Na as leg-o-licious Chun Li and smoking-hell-hot Kylie Minogue as Cammy. DAMN RIGHT can't get you outta my head!

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Ha Ha... someone said "Damn you Michael Bay" (sarcasm)

    by moto

    And you guys complain about Hollywood not being original.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:49 p.m. CST

    kuguy3000...

    by ComicBookGeek77

    You fuckin' rock man! You know what I really dug about Street Fighter II? Well, several things... 1) The portraits. 2) The hyper-detailed, illustrative fighting environments 3) The KICK ass music. With that being said, and someone else mentioned this earlier, Batista would most definitely make a KICK-ASS Bison. That guy is a fucking monster.

  • Oct. 30, 2006, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Halo out...

    by Team RamRod

    Street Fighter in? Something's officially wrong with this world.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Check out this article on SF: The Movie

    by PorrdgeBoyo

    It's pretty damn famous, but it'll be hilarious to anyone who ever seen it: http://tinyurl.com/wvy79 Here's an excerpt: "In lieu of dedicating a thousand more articles to Van Damme's speech issues, I will briefly present to you a before and after translation of many of Street Fighter's most important dialogue. It's presented in what I like to call "VAN DAMMAGE FONT," so say it outloud to yourself for you won't get the same effect. When the words get in all caps say them really loud, and when the words run together read them really quickly. Normal human being: "I know that you like to look at yourself on television, you sick son of a bitch." VAN DAMMAGE FONT: "Ah know that you liek to lookaht CHORseff on teleFISHonyou sick SONFABEESH." Normal, sane human being: "I'm going to kick that son of a bitch Bison's ass so hard, that the next Bison wannabe is gonna feel it!" VAN DAMMAGE FONT: "Eyem going to kick (pause) that SONFABEESH Bison's ass SO HORD (long pause) that the next Bison WHANNABE (even longer pause) isgonnafeelit." Normal, sane human being not doing a split on two chairs: "Game over!" Raul Julia: "GAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaAAAME.... OOOOOOVAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGHHHHHH" So Van Damme makes Baby Jesus cry, at least Raul Julia (or as I affectionately call him, "Cancer Boy") made the movie somewhat watchable. You could tell that he KNEW deep down that this was the WORST role he could ever POSSIBLY get, so he made the best of it. And, to his credit, he made a pretty damned memorable performance considering that he was deathly ill and carrying a glorified coked-out ballet dancer on screen."

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 4:07 a.m. CST

    HELLO!!! Consider

    by declan_44

    What always happens when blockbuster flops come out??? A game is released as well. That is all I would be interested in, a new Street Fighter game.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 8:16 a.m. CST

    When I was little, I thought Raul died cuz he said

    by George Newman

    When I was little I thought that Raul Julia died because he said "I am God" as M Bison in Street Fighter.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 10:02 a.m. CST

    It's hard to say which was worse... (MK:A vs. SF)

    by turketron

    Mortal Kombat: Annihilation or Street Fighter the movie? They both sucked beyond belief. My vote goes for MK: Annihilation for being a worse movie. Discuss! p.s. Steven Segal should play Dan and he should be the main character. FAT MAN JUMP FTW.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Wasn't the anime Street Fighter actually good?

    by rbatty024

    I remember liking it, but it's been quite some time. That being said, MK:A was actually worse than SF. No Raul Julia means it's worse than SF.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Staldo, RE: special powers from mushrooms

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    I nearly shat myself when I read that! Thanks alot, guy! ^_^

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 1:55 p.m. CST

    O dear god.... not again!

    by Plazola_MEX

    Seriously there´s no reason to live... no please! not other shitty movie based on a video game. An´i thought Vader´s scream at the end of ROTS was horrible.

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 10:49 p.m. CST

    The real Street Fighter movie is Master of the Flying G

    by The Awful Goggle

    Master of the flying Guillitine. You want Dhalsim, Chun-Li, Ryu, Blanka, E-honda, Zangief, Sagat, and Kung Lao from Mortal Kombat 20 years BEFORE they made the game? You got it! Also, LOTSA things, like the music, we re-used in Kill BIll. Oh, and in the movie, Dhalsim throws fire, AND owls! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmdP1qTjGZY

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 12:50 a.m. CST

    maggie cheung as chunli

    by Warcraft

    You heard it here first.

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 8:31 a.m. CST

    This gets greenlit, but "Halo" is in production hell?

    by MaxHunter73

    I'm all for "Street Fighter" trying to redeem itself, but it is about 12 years too late! There are far better games that yearn for the silver screen treatment. This is no longer the era for "Street Fighter"...

  • Nov. 1, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST

    VEGA!!!!!

    by brocoliskismthefirst

    HE HAS TO BE BLONDE THIS TIME!!!!

  • April 21, 2007, 6:38 a.m. CST

    My Cast for the new Movie

    by loslaker530

    The Street Fighter Cast Guile- Silvio Simac Ryu- Johnny Nguyen, Andy On, Shin Koyamada Ken- Ray Park, Gary Daniels Chun Li- Kelly Hu, Kea Wong E Honda- Ace Yonamine DJ- Lateef Crowder Fei Long- Ernie Reys Jr Cammy- Michelle Krasnoo T Hawk- Michael Spears, Daliph Singh, Sonny Ladham Blanka- cgi Dalsiem- Naseeruddin Shah, pete Postlethwaite Vega- Gary Daniels, Benny "The Jet" Urquidez Zangief- Andrew Bryniarski Balrog- Jamal Duff, Darius McCrary General M. Bison- Dolph Lungdren, Abdel Qissi Akuma- Billy Chow, Bolo Leung Sagat- Nathan Jones, Michael Bailey Smith

  • Feb. 11, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    ????

    by orcus