The most recent video game adaptation to receive a new live-action film is Street Fighter
A new film in the Street Fighter series is forthcoming. On Wednesday, Capcom revealed that it is producing the movie with Legendary Entertainment and promised “more news to come in the future” regarding the venture.
The new movie isn’t entirely unexpected. The Hollywood Reporter claimed on April 3rd that Legendary had purchased the series’ film and TV rights. However, we now have official confirmation that a new film will be released at some time in the future. And while you wait, you might want to brush up on the other Street Fighter movies that have been released. For instance, Ral Juliá’s M. Bison in the 1994 Street Fighter movie famously said, “but for me, it was Tuesday,” and there was a 2009 movie with Chun-Li as the main character.
The release of the next big Street Fighter game, Street Fighter 6, on June 2nd, and the announcement of this new Street Fighter movie coincide perfectly. We can only hope that the movie will borrow some of the sleek design from the game. Capcom is the most recent publisher to release a non-game adaptation of one of its games, joining Nintendo with the Mario movie, PlayStation with The Last of Us on HBO, and the forthcoming Gran Turismo movie.