Another film adaptation of the famous Capcom’s Street Fighter series of video games will be released in cinemas today.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li follows the Street Fighter’s female character Chun-Li, who is played by Smallville star Kristin Kreuk, in her personal quest for justice after her father, played by Edmund Chen, was kidnapped from her in her younger days.
The 20th Century Fox film portrays a group of warriors who converge on the streets of Bangkok to prepare for the ultimate battle of terror versus beauty, light versus darkness and good versus evil.
Filmed in Thailand, Hong Kong and Canada, viewers can expect to see fistfuls of action sequences packed into a film that will attempt to inject a dose of realism into the classic arcade game.
The film co-stars Neal Mc- Donough as M. Bison, Chris Klein as Charlie, Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog, and Black Eyed Peas singer Taboo as Vega. Rick Yune was originally cast as Gen but has been replaced by Robin Shou, who played Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat films.
It is directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, who also directed and turned the first person shooter Doom into a movie in 2005. He is also behind other action movies Exit Wounds and Romeo Must Die.
In conjunction with the release of the film, RAM Entertainment and PMP Entertainment are putting on the Street Fighter IV gaming tournament on Sunday, March 1.
The tournament will take place at the Day Atrium (Ground Floor Concourse) Cineleisure Mutiara Damansara at 4pm followed by a screening of the film at 5.30pm. Those who are interested in attending can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03- 9282 7580/9282 8307.
Release Date: Today (26/2/2009)
Genre : Action
Director : Andrzej Bartkowiak Starring : Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neal McDonough, Taboo, Chris Klein, Moon Bloodgood, Edmund Chen, Cheng Pei Pei, Josie Ho, Robin Shou