Kristin Kreuk Cast as Chun-Li in Street Fighter Movie
Do you remember that news way back in October of last year about the Chun-Li based Street Fighter movie? And then again this September, where it was announced that Andrzej Bartkowiak (of Doom and Cradle 2 the Grave) was directing? Yes, unfortunately that movie is still being made and we have the first casting announcement. EuroTrip and "Smallville" star Kristin Kreuk has been cast as Chun-Li in the Street Fighter movie. And it's official be re-named to Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li. Is this good news or bad? I'm not really sure...
We already said that the movie was Doom-ed (pun intended) to suck when it was announced that the terrible director Andrzej Bartkowiak was attached. However, interestingly I'm not as worried with Kreuk being cast in the lead. The only thing to question is her ethnicity - Chun-Li is Chinese character, as obviously pointed out in the game. Kreuk is born in Canada, but she does have a similar look, in a far-fetched (and attractive) way. Besides that, she's definitely hot enough to play Chun Li.
The movie will focus on the female fighter Chun-Li and her journey for justice, however exact plot details are still being kept under wraps. Production begins in Thailand in March next year. Considering the writers strike is still going, it's likely Fox will probably put this out early-to-mid 2009.
Will this be good yet? Can they actually make a good Street Fighter movie, especially if it's Fox? And you know how Fox treats its movies - look at Live Free or Die Hard's rating issues and same with Hitman - the latter of which was a box office flop. Will Kristin Kreuk be the savior? I honestly doubt it, but only time will tell.