First Look: Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li in Street Fighter
We've been anticipating this moment since the very first time we announced that Kristin Kreuk had been cast as Chun-Li in the upcoming Street Fighter movie. Unfortunately, this is not the first look photo that we were expecting. Capcom of Japan released this first, rather rough, photo from Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li earlier today. It's not exactly 100% official, but it seems rather fitting, although it isn't the typical Chun-Li outfit. We're still waiting for the day we get a real photo of Kreuk in her Chun-Li get up and more than just her head and shoulders. That day will arrive soon enough, but for those of you who are really looking forward to Street Fighter, this will have to do for now.
Thanks to Kotaku for finding the photo. Plot details for this film still haven't been revealed yet. All we know as of now is that the focus is on the character of Chun-Li and "her journey for justice." The character M. Bison, played by Neal McDonough, is the primary villain. You can see a complete cast list here, which also includes Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog and Chris Klein as Charlie Nash. The film is currently shooting in Bangkok, Thailand as well as Hong Kong and Vancouver.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is being directed by ex-cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak, of Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Doom. The script for this was penned by up-and-coming screenwriter Justin Marks, who also penned screenplays for Masters of the Universe and Voltron. Hong Kong fight choreographer Dion Lam, who previously worked on The Matrix Trilogy, Spider-Man 2, and all of Bartkowiak's previous films, is handling the fight sequences. Fox currently has Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li set to arrive in theaters on February 27th, 2009.