Street Fighter: Legacy director to helm Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist web seriesPosted 3:35 pm on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Remember how the Mortal Kombat Legacy web series came about? It all started when Fame director Kevin Tancharoen wanted to have a demo that proves that a violent and dark Mortal Kombat movie can be made. His demo trailer, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, was leaked on YouTube and became a viral hit. Warner Bros. saw how popular it was and decided to hire Tancharoen to direct a Mortal Kombat web series. If the web series was a hit, they’d consider going ahead with having him direct the feature-length film. Now it looks like Capcom is following Warner Bros’ playbook.
Capcom has teamed up with the creator/co-director of the Street Fighter: Legacy fan film, Joey Ansah, for a new Street Fighter web series project called Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. He will be directing the series. The web series fill follow young Ryu and Ken as they train in a secluded area in Japan. They are the last practitioners of the art of ‘Ansatsuken’ (Assassin’s Fist). For fans of Street Fighter, ‘Shotokan’ would have sufficed. The duo learns about the mysterious past of their Master, Gouken.
“Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be what fans have been waiting for. Legacy was a taster; a glimpse of what a live-action Street Fighter should be,” said Joey Ansah, announcing the movie. “This takes the story right back to the start – the origins and motivations of Ryu, Ken, Gouken and Akuma. This will become the definitive back-story from which further epic adventures will follow.”
Joey Ansah is no stranger to movie fight scenes, as you can see him as Desh in The Bourne Ultimatum going toe-to-toe against Matt Damon.
Street Fighter: Legacy fan film
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.