Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist Live-Action Series Turns To Kickstarter

By Ishaan . April 8, 2013 . 1:40pm

 

Last year, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono revealed Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, a live-action direct-to-web Street Fighter series that will explore the origins of Ken and Ryu. Production is being led by Joey Ansah, who worked on the Street Fighter: Legacy web film, and while it isn’t an official Capcom project, Assassin’s Fist has Capcom’s blessing and the necessary contracts in place.

 

Today, the team behind the series launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the show. They’re asking for £625,000. Ansah, who is serving as both director and writer, explains:

 

Last year, our brilliant Producer, Jacqueline Quella successfully purchased the option from Capcom, along with their blessing, to produce ‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’.

 

It was always my intention to raise finance for this modest budget series via independent investment. Asking you, the fans, for money was never my initial intention. But in this tough economic recession, and in the limited time since acquiring the option, we have managed to secure some, but not all of our production budget.

 

Ansah goes on to mention that the production team has received “other offers of significant finance” from the movie industry, but that they come with strings attached and would threaten to compromise his creative vision for Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. Should the team not manage to secure the remaining finances required to fund the project, they risk losing what funds they already have and production would be delayed into next year.

 

On the flip side, if they are successful, following Assassin’s Fist, there’s a script for a Street Fighter production titled The World Warrior, which will be adapted into a series and a movie in the future.



  • Solomon_Kano

    Ansah showed me he can do this right with Legacy, so I really hope this works out. Having him on a SF TV series while Kevin Tancharoen does the MK movie… man, the days of poor fighting game adaptations could be behind us.

    • DCBlackbird

      I agree I only hope they try harder to keep most of the outer resemblance to the other characters as well. Because survey says what turns people off from adaptations is the absence of any cosmetic similarity.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I think we’ll see that here. He did well with Ken, Ryu, and Akuma in Legacy and SF’s characters overall are pretty simple visually. So, yea, hopefully that’ll work out.

  • Masa

    I’ll watch this but only if the characters have the right nationality.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altin-Bujupaj/1157167838 Altin Bujupaj

      I want to see Sagat offering Guile some Cornflakes :D

      • Masa

        I have a feeling this show is going to have everyone completely wrong…..having images of a Chinese Zangief…….

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altin-Bujupaj/1157167838 Altin Bujupaj

          The Horror…

      • Valtiel Ikari

        and I want Blanka offering pauncakes!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altin-Bujupaj/1157167838 Altin Bujupaj

          I clearly approve of this. Just imagining the relationship between Bison and Guile, while latter screams Bisons name in the sky, erupting pillars of fire and heavy metal… Got dragged away a lil bit xD

  • Don.Zoko

    Wow Tom Cruise is playing Ken. Nice.

  • Sergio Briceño

    I think that 50$ is the better deal (the DVD with bloopers included) with this Kickstarter campaign, but then again when it comes out on DVD you’d be able to get pretty much the same deal for a lot less.

    I guess, the “real” deal is contributing and knowing you made it possible.

    Lol. Nice Jerry Maguire reference at the end.

  • Fango

    do they even lift?

  • Valtiel Ikari

    well, what can I say apart from; ABOUT DAM TIME!

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