Street Fighter is getting another movie adaptation, bringing along some horror directors.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Danny and Michael Philippou are in talks to direct the feature film from Legendary and Capcom. The two directed the Sundance Film Festival hit Talk To Me.
Street Fighter began in 1987 in arcades and captured the world’s attention with Street Fighter II in 1991. That game is among the most influential and greatest fighting games ever made. The franchise has sold 49 million units worldwide and has a new game due out this June, Street Fighter 6.
There’s no indication which characters from the franchise’s stable will be featured or what story they’ll tell. A search for writers is currently underway.
Legendary Pictures picked up the film and TV rights to Street Fighter earlier this month.
Street Fighter has seen two feature adaptations before this with 1994’s Jean-Claude Van Damme starring as Guile and the 2009 film Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. The 1994 version has achieved cult-classic status despite being a huge box office bomb at the time.
The Philippous started off on Youtube with a comedy/horror channel that turned into their feature debut with Talk To Me. That movie tells the story of a woman who conjures a spirit via an embalmed hand.
We’ll have to see how this one turns out.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter