Capcom Co., Ltd. today confirmed the main cast for its live-action Street Fighter movie based on the popular video game series.
The story revolves around Chun-Li, who will be portrayed by actress Kristen Kreuk (“Smallville”). Michael Clark Duncan plays Balrog, Neal McDonough is M. Bison, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas is Vega, Chris Klein plays Charlie Nash, and Rick Yune is the mystical Gen.
The film will be made in conjunction with Hyde Park Films, and will be distributed by 20th Century Fox for a scheduled 2009 worldwide release.
The Street Fighter movie is only one of many projects Capcom has planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Street Fighter.” Summer 2008 will see the Japanese arcade release of the much-anticipated “Street Fighter IV.”
“Street Fighter” was first released in 1987 to critical acclaim for its innovative features. This was followed up in 1991 with the smash hit “Street Fighter II,” which broke records by being available in 500 thousand arcade cabinets and selling over 25 million units on home systems. These records cemented “Street Fighter’s” reputation as one of the most popular fighting game series of all time, and ensured that the fighting genre would become a staple of the gaming world.
Moon Bloodgood, Edmund Chen, Cheng Pei Pei and Josie Ho also star.