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Six New Set Photos From Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

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July 31, 2008

New Set Photos From Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

A handful of new photos from the set of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li have just been posted on the Legend Films website. Not only do we get to see additional photos of Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li, but we get our first look at Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog and a few of the locations they're shooting at. Previously, we only had one official photo of Kreuk so this is the first time we've been able to see her "in action" with others on set. There's not enough in these photos to actually start making judgments about the direction of this movie, because looking at these alone makes me think it could be pretty good. My only hesitation is with Michael Clarke Duncan, but maybe it's just a bad photo. Thoughts?

We've posted six of the photos below, but you can take a look at a few more over on the official website. These photos look pretty cool, but that's probably just because the filmmaking process is mesmerizing. However, I don't think any of these are going to convince anyone that Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li could actually turn out good? I'm still crossing my fingers, though…

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

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.

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  • Sinbad
    No Ryu, no Ken, no Guile, no Blanka... not a Street Fighter Movie
  • Reverend
    I'll buy Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog. I was never a big fan of that character in the games, though. I'm interested to see where this goes.
  • Joshua
    Lame cast. Lame movie.
  • big r
    Looks like it won't be that good, but ill wait for a trailer
  • Matt Suhu
    is that the guy who played Liu-Kang in the MK movies in the second pic next to Kreuk?
  • Prem
    Is Chun-Li a character strong enough to drive an audience to the theatres?? I really dont think so
  • Darrin
    Vega looks weird
  • Diego
    Just when I completely forgot this movie is being made you guys had to post an update on it..... /wrists
  • akumared
    It it wasn't for the street fighter name slap in to this movie, i would think that this is just another stupid americanize action Honk kong movie. Hoping this movie will go down in flames at the box office.
  • Another Fucking commando movie, that's not street fighter, Balrog with guns, come on!
  • Bobby
    Yes, that is Robin Shou from the original Mortal Kombat film and Beverly Hills Ninja. This movie will be terrible.
  • thejugfather
    looks and sounds terrible...
  • LW
    Oh no >_< What has 'Smallville' done to Kristin Kreuk?! I feel like this movie is holding her hostage or something. "Watch this movie or Kristin Kreuk's career gets it!... .nyaaa! seee!"
  • Carlos
    EPIC! PHAILURE!!11!1!!11!shiftone!1
  • Blake B
    The only reason I'd ever see this movie is because of Michael Clarke Duncan.. That guy is awesome.. He's my favorite "on-screen actor" By that I mean, He always brightens up any sceen he's in.
  • harrison
    a white chick as chun li, balrog with guns, i think the only character theyll get right is neal mcdonough as bison
  • insanartist
    This is going to suck.................BALROG with a gun yet another SF movie gone bad
  • Nate
    Man Liu Kang is really skinny. Kristin Kreuk always looks great. That is all.
  • Danny
    liu kang is going to shoot a fireball at bison and win. fatality.
  • horng
    No Guile, no correct story line with chun li and exspecially charlie!!!!!!!! and even worst, is barlog lost his fighting ability?!no boxing groove but gun on his hand!!!!what the H*ll!!!!!and it will be really sick if he is a good guy in this movie!!!!!!!da*m!!!!!what are they thinking!!!!really wana do the street fighter movie or not!!!!!if not dont use the name!!!da*m it!!!!!!
  • slappy
    LAME!
  • Viper
    "...For I beheld Satan as he fell from heaven like LIGHTNING!" Seeing as this Street Fighter movie is going to suck, here's hoping it's got some really good (god awful) quotes to make fun of for the next decade like the other Street Fighter movie.
  • John
    This is going to be something to look forward to. I have been such a fan of the game
  • Steven
    I want to want to watch this movie... but I'm really nervous about it. I can see where they would take out Ryu and them since this is all about Chun-Li and how she got to where she is now, but video game movies always start off on uneven ground. I can't even get on the official website to look at more of it because the stupid bandwidth is overloaded. If everybody hates this movie, get off the site! I need to do a little more research since I'm all hyped up over Street Fighter since the SF4 announcement.
  • I don't understand why everyone is bashing this movie. Think of X-Men. All they want to do is start out small and expand it. I'm sure Ryu, Ken, Guile and Blanka will appear in time. The first Street Fighter movie was bad because they tossed in all of the characters without developing stories for each character but now they're deciding to go with the more in depth approach and I don't see anything wrong with that. So far I can't tell if it'll be good or not, but I don't think it's right to pass judgment right off the bat.
  • clark
    why is balrog a good guy again? hes supposed to be one of the top four guys in Shadaloo. but then again theyve cast a white guy as a the thaiwaneese Bison. I refuse ever to watch this as theyre just trying to trick me into thinking this is a street fighter movie, but how can it be when they change characters roles and ethnicities. I think they just found an old action script retooled it with street fighter character names.
  • Just thought I'd mention that Balrog's a bad guy. Trust me, I did my research.
  • Khairylle
    ...Im a big fan of Kristin Kreuk.....but her being Chun Li???? Its takes a whole lot for her to pull it off. Chun Li has huge bodybuild for a woman while Kristin is too petite, Chun Li is very strong and has super tough image while Kristin has a very innocent-sweet image. Kristin has to tough up a lot for this film to pull it off. Better be good.....really good !
  • Simon k
    I'm a big fan of Street fighter but, any attempts to create a film have always been shocking. However Michael Clarke Duncan is a quality actor so that might help it. Apparently jean claude van damme was asked to be guile again, thank fuck he turned that down...
  • JL
    Oh, gawd. True, true, true. Jean-Claude is one of the worst action star/actors out there. I mean, the guy can do some wicked-ass fight scenes, but not good acting. That first one should never have been made. I can see where Khairylle # 28 is coming from, but video game characters from back then were very exaggerated. Especially Street Fighter characters. Kristen Kreuk is wrong for this, though no other actress comes to mind who does fit the part. Maybe my asian actress radar isn't strong enough.
  • Kristen
    Kristien should just do a movie where she shows her tits and then the world will be happier.
  • D Tan
    Alot of bad comments... but how can this movie be so bad when it has Robin Shou in it? I mean, come on, he was Liu Kang for christs sake. That's epic.
  • carnage
    the person who is bringing out this street fighter movie should be stoned to death!
  • janxrey
    i think i'll be a good action movie. i don't mind it being about chun li... i mean how many ken/ryu movies do you guys want? don't we have a ton of them already? not to mention they are the center of most of the plots in video games?! i say it's time for other characters to step up!
  • I don't have time for the bull shit, especially directors from hollywood that disrepect the world of Anime and Comic book realms and their original works and talents. As an Arcade player, and tournament player of nothing but fighting games I posted below the correct story line of Chun li "Zang" compiled by me. The following is a complete compilation incompasing the street fighter Z- (tv) series, Zero (Movie) Zero games, drama CD's (in Japanese) and the Cannon Manga from Udon licenced by Capcom. Hollywood get a life and cast directors that are gaming historians or at least passionate about creating a movie based on a game that is a CORRECT TRANSLATION. Kristen Kruek is not Fuckin Chinese!!!!!!!!! - Profile Image” Chun.Li pronounced in Mandarin as Chu-in Lee (3rd tone) & (3rd tone) is a female fighter from Capcom’s Street Fighter series. She wears a Qi Pao (Chi Pow) which is a traditional Chinese style dress from the Ching Dynasty the last growing dynasties in China; when the Manchu’s incorporated their style of dress. The Qi pao is traditionally a form fitting garment that hugs a woman’s bust line and thrusts the waist and hips into a presumed coke bottle shape. This is equivalent to the western style corset. However the Qi Pao that Chun.Li wears is heavily modified for the purposes of martial arts. The slits on the side are much higher than normal and she wears a white comma bun; this in western culture is a formal belt that a man wears for the purposes of a tuxedo. * Realistically it would be impossible for anyone to be acrobatic in a form fitting dress with a tight belt. Gymnastics requires proper breathing and movement so that tumbling and layouts are possible. She wears a traditional hair style known as Ox horns or Ox tails a hair style that divides the scalp into two for braiding. Two braids are made and then are wrapped around each other individually to make two consecutive braided buns. Over these buns is a fictional hair ornament or diadem that covers them with ribbon that streams from each. In reality we have a hair ornament similar that caps over buns, this is called a snood. Chun.Li wears to white pearls in each ear and wears brown opaque hosiery underneath her qi pao. On her feet she wears white string up combat boots that are shin length. Most important of all on both wrists of her hands she wears a spiked bracelet. “Historical Profile” Chun.Li first made her appearance in the Street Fighter scene in 1991 when fighting games where starting to become a huge beacon in the arcade gaming scene. What makes her so special is that women in video gaming universe were traditionally “damsels” in distress, captured girl friends, or background characters. Chun.Li’s appearance in video gaming as a key stand alone game character was a revolutionary move in the wave of gaming at the time. There have been others just like her, but few share an important caliber as Chun.Li. This is solely based on her fan popularity and her strong position within the Capcom storyline. As the main female protagonist of Street Fighter she would remain to be represented over and over within many Capcom fighting games to follow. Unlike many of the other fighters represented in Street Fighter Chun.Li relies more on her speed and her agility to overwhelm the player from her fast kicking and acrobatic abilities. However when looking at her under a critical lense, a “Chinese” female martial artist up to date has never been recorded to have legs as big as Tyco drums, nor possess the speed of Capcom’s signature of her: “Lighting Legs” Chun. Li’s utilizes Chinese martial arts as traditional system that was used in war known as Kung.Fu. Chun.Li’s art form is a Shaolin Style of Kung.Fu called: Wu Shu; but she also uses Tai Chi Chuan as well. Tai Chi is used for the well being and is known to promote health and longevity. Chi is the central bases to all of Chun.Li’s attacks. Most notable her “Kikoken” (Key-Ko-Ken) (Translation: Spirit Wave Blast) although Chun.Li’s arts are Chinese based, her attacks are all in Japanese. Ki is the Japanese equivalent to the Chinese concepts of Chi. both believe that the true control and source of power dwells within the pit of the dantian (Dan-Tea-An: Stomach) Chun.Li’s background theme in the majority of Capcom’s Street Fighter games is: “To your Heart with Passion” this tune is also noted or named as “Dragon Lady” Due to the lack of disk space and technology, I assume that during the year of 1991 Capcom could not utilize traditional Chinese instruments to play Chun.Li’s tune. However since this is a fighting game we are talking about it’s necessary to have background music match with the up beat-ness of the game. “Life Story” –So Far… Chun.Li’s story takes place notably during the years of her pre teens. She is young girl who wishes to travel the world and wants to be a famous tour guide. She Speak mandarin Chinese but never utilizes it in any of her travels. She is trained by her father in the Chinese traditional martial arts both Wu Shu and Tai Chi Chuan. Her father who was best friends with Gen’s close friend, Lee (Street Fighter 1987) both trained together and became long lasting buddies. Chun.Li’s father would continue to train her until the day of his abduction by Shadaloo organized crime syndicate. Chun.Li would then become aware of her dad’s activities as she would come to find out that her dad was a world class investigator and worked exclusively for Interpol’s Hong Kong sector. Chun.Li’s goals immediately changed and went to work towards becoming an agent herself but not until passing various exams and working for several employers eventually earning her right throughout the years to wield enough clout to set up an investigation to find the perpetrator behind her missing father. At one time she was a Jr. Police officer, then an actual officer. She became frustrated that her position put her at a disadvantage and prevented her from fulfilling her personal goal. So on her travels back to China she ran into Gen, and through a sparring match was able to gain some insight onto where Shadoloo’s operations usually take place. Upon thinking she discovering Shadowloo, what she found was that Shadowloo was funding a mad scientist by the name of Sadler to conduct experiments to gather various fighting data from fighters all over the world. Sadler would meet his end by the hands of Ryu whose fighting potential would be too powerful to be recorded thus over powering and abolishing Sadler’s biogenic ally enhanced body. From there Chun.Li recorded the data and used that info to locate Shadowloo’s main base. Upon her arrival, Chun.Li was awaited by Bison (Vega –Jap-) who bested her in battle and was sparred her life. Bison had noted that her stunt to parade into shadowloo and take him down alone was quite amusing to him. But he had threatened to kill her if she had ever got into his way again. Discouraged, Chun.Li reported back to Interpol with insufficient evidence to convict him and thus was denied rights to exercise anymore investigations to discover Bison. Infuriated, Chun.Li then made unauthorized calls to the US air force and created an alliance with Charlie (Nash –Jap-) and Guile. All three took their separate routes as they vowed to find Bison. Chun.Li who would once again become close to victory would fall short of the bar once more as her journey led her to find the truth behind Bison’s ulterior motives. Bison would work towards creating a perfect biologically engineered body to host his “Psycho Power” while genetically altering abducted fighters he scowered the world for. He utilized his psycho reconditioning ability to totally strip the identity of the person or persons into being an unconditionally loyal servant and body guard while he worked towards his utopia and presumed world conquest. Chun.Li who thought she had enough data to convict him was intercepted by Cammy White; Bison’s Psycho reconditioned Pet and body guard. In an attempt to stop Bison herself, she was not aware of Chun.Li’s motives and intentions, and detonated the base of shadowloo that hosted Bison’s Psycho drive and in the confusing mess Chun.Li was forced to evacuate the facility before it exploded. Chun.Li would then realize that this would be a long fight as she would work towards stopping Bison and criminals such as him from corrupting the world. Once again with insufficient evidence, Chun.Li took a break and worked on redefining her fighting abilities and skills, that is until she received an invitation to participate in the Street Fighter World Warrior 2 tournament. Suspecting that Bison is behind the creation of the tournament, Chun.Li would set off from work to finish what she had started. During her struggle she would encounter Cammy White once again but only this time interrogating her for her affiliation with Shadowloo and the assassination of the prime minister of England. Needless to say, by the near completing of the tournament, Bison would be assassinated by an unknown force, Akuma. (Gouki –Jap-) Thus Chun.Li’s quest to avenge her father’s death technically has never been successfully achieved. In the end, Chun.Li rounded up the rest remaining of Bison’s entourage and finish decimating the remains of the Shadowloo Empire; as she would be entitled for generations to come as the “legendary legs” that took down the organization. Chun.Li went back to becoming an investigator an in the process would go on to becoming a figure head for Interpol while taking on the responsibility becoming Interpol’s Trump Card. Several years later… Chun.Li would receive a message from her superiors that a kidnapping had taken place. She’s given the assignment to go find the missing girl and bring her back alive. Little investigating was needed because Interpol gave Chun.Li the invitation to attend the Street Fighter World Warrior Tournament 3. Within the invitation contained the information behind the child kidnapping. This years sponsors were not identified but based on information given by Chun.Li’s Superiors, a group known as the illuminati were the sole sponsors of the tournament. Believing that there could be a connection between the tournament sponsors and the kidnapping, Chun.Li set off to complete her next mission. It was later reviled that a mysterious man by the name of Urien presented himself and the whereabouts of the kidnapped child. He had made an offer that if Chun.Li could defeat him in battle then he would release the information as to where the child location was. Chun.Li bested Urien and is speculated that she too was the one to defeat the leader of the illuminati group conglomerate, named: Gill. Gill’s intentions were to use the girl for a biological experiment but of course did not attain his goal. After liberating the girl from the control of the illuminati group, Chun.Li then had an epiphany. She realized that the years she spent bent on revenge lusting over the death of her father is not what her father would have wanted her to become. She decided that it was time for a change and with that new change of action she adopted the girl that she rescued. In addition opened up a public martial arts academy bent on teaching the meaning of what it really means to fight. She would go to conclude that she will use her “fists” to create a better future.
  • Q
    i like the idea of the movie. and to answer the question about why there is no ken or ryu, the producer of the film explains why. if this movie does good enough in the box office then they will give ken and ryu their own movie. their approach is to start off slow and give time for the characters to develop. they felt that putting all the characters in one movie is what led to the failure of the first street fighter movie. when you think about it its a pretty smart approach. im pretty sure more characters will appear like Sagat if they do a Ryu movie and other characters as well. but lets wait and see how this movie does. it cant be any worse than the previous street fighter movie.
  • Q
    oh and i think rick yune would play a good ryu by the way
  • TIm
    Kristen is a horrible actress but hot. All I know is she sucks ass on smallville.
  • TIm
    How does Goddess know that whole story? where do you get your info from? Is there a comic on it or something? I beat all the street fighter games and I don't even know that much of the story.
  • eekthecat
    i wonder what compton burgers taste like.
  • jackknife
    i'm a street fighter fan, all i'll say, in the real world some of the fight scenes aren't possible to do.. that said, i'd like o see sf animated movie and tv series produced based after the end sf2v, following lines into sf apha and beyond and they should develop it from there.. pissing out the to produced a c grade live action movie pissing money down the drain in the process..
  • silent_scream
    i think kristine kreuk has the potential to be as chun-li..i think she fits the character soo well..its all in the acting i guess, and i think kristin has it..its just that im not a big fan of her but i think she is qualified for the role..OVER-qualified but not too much..exagerrating isn'it? yeah i know..some people dont like her but come 'on! she has the only image to fit chun-li..come to think of it, she actually looks like chun-li..long straight hair, those cute little eyes, the skin tone, what more? she has it..she even looks like an asian too..im an asian so i can tell..she's like a filipina..soo beautiful..keep on the thights kristine..yeah!
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  • casan
    no gill this is some lame ass shit. not worthy of my money gill will beat bison silly any time

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