At SDCC, Joey Ansah, co-writer and director of the YouTube hit Street Fighter: Legacy, revealed that he has been tapped by Capcom to direct Street Fighter: Assassin's First, a live-action television series set in, as the title suggests, the world of Street Fighter.
“[The series] will take the audience back to the formative years of the iconic characters, Ryu and Ken, as they live a traditional warrior’s life in secluded Japan,” reads the official Capcom synopsis.” The boys are, unknowingly, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as ‘Ansatsuken’ (Assassin’s Fist). The series follows them as they learn about the mysterious past of their Master, Gouken, and the tragic and dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style. Can their destiny be changed…or will history repeat itself?
Ansah has a a great affection for Street Fighter and an understanding of the martial arts, so he should be more than capable of making a live-action Street Fighter that isn’t cringe worthy. Still need convincing? Check out his epic fight with Matt Damon in The Bourne Ultimatum; in that particular scene, he handled all his own stunts. While his toughness isn’t a sign that his series will be good, it’s certainly enough to silence critics he meets in person.
Street Fighter: Assasin’s First will be distributed through Content Media Corporation in 2013.
Here is Street Fighter: Legacy in all its glory: