Check This Out: Another, Better Street Fighter Movie Poster
by Alex Billington
January 21, 2009
We were just sent a brand new poster for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li - and considering the last two posters they've revealed have been pretty bad, I think most people will be quite happy to see this one. Maybe? Besides the face of Kristin Kreuk, this also features some sort of Phantom of the Opera looking guy combined with Wolverine. I know it's the character of Vega, but still, it seems like they're trying to steal some of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine hype. I doubt this poster will have any impact on the buzz, but it's still cool to see something a bit better. Speaking of which, is anyone even going to see this?
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is directed by ex-cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak, who directed Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Doom previously. The script 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 is debuting Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li in theaters everywhere on February 27th. See you in theaters!
Reader Feedback - 39 Comments
Vic on Jan 21, 2009
Scott McHenry on Jan 21, 2009
I will pass on this.
Reeeeed Buttons on Jan 21, 2009
Much better then the previous. Im still gonna see it no matter.
Paisan on Jan 21, 2009
Aravena on Jan 21, 2009
No Street Fighter movie is good without Van Damne.
toll booth willie on Jan 21, 2009
No Street Fighter movie is good WITH Van Damme
LW on Jan 21, 2009
No street fighter movie IS good.
SG on Jan 21, 2009
eh will pass, anyone else find the casting choice for M. Bison a little off? i like the guy but i just dont think he fits...
Anthony on Jan 21, 2009
No LIVE ACTION Street Fighter movie is good
Jaf on Jan 21, 2009
yeah this is going to suck
bltzie on Jan 21, 2009
As long as it's better than that garbage with Van Damm I will check it out.
Barnaby Barrilla on Jan 21, 2009
Isn't this a fan made poster? I'm pretty sure its been floating around the net for a while
Sumit on Jan 22, 2009
I'd rather see this than Dragonball: Evolution. Am I Right?
MagnoliaFan on Jan 22, 2009
Is this film set in ancient China?
joshmc on Jan 22, 2009
A great poster does not make a movie great. I think this'll sink quicker than the Titanic. I am just worried that if this move makes a bit of money then all the dodgy fighting game movies will have a try. Final Fight? Mortal Kombat? Double Dragon? Celebrity Deathmatch? Any more?
Atomic_Raj on Jan 22, 2009
It seems like there's a mixed bag in this (rather people will see it or not) the reviews will probably be the same (mixed) As for Vegs looking like Wolverine, I don't think so. He looks like a pretty cool version Vega. Atleast the picture does.
vu on Jan 22, 2009
this movie is already a failure avoid it
jimmy on Jan 22, 2009
LOADS better than the previous poster. this is one beautiful piece of work
Otacon on Jan 22, 2009
I'm still checkin' this flick out. I'm never one to pass judgment by a single poster( or 3 ).
Spider on Jan 22, 2009
How about passing judgement on the fact the whole premise is stupid? Street Fighter: The Legend of Beating People Up For No Readily Apparent Reason But you're right. It could turn out to be the next movie legend on the same par as Citizen Kane or Gone with the Wind. But I doubt it.
Blackstar on Jan 22, 2009
i'll rent it first
Badkarma on Jan 22, 2009
Why's everybody hating on this?! Friday flick written all over it!!!
Dorochey on Jan 22, 2009
This is a fan made poster. Granted its waaay better than what the studio actually put out, so props to the creator. Here's his site http://www.shokxonestudios.com/index2.html
Marianne on Jan 22, 2009
omg i can't wait to see this movie and i don't care what anyone elsa thinks about it .... the movie looks really good to me
edwina scaglione on Jan 22, 2009
The only problem that I have with this movie is that Vega is left handed. His claw is supposed to be on his left hand. @21~ Actually this has a story. If it is actually going by her background, this should (seems like it is) be before she joined the governement as an agent. It should take place a little after Bison murders her father. Which is why she trains to take him down. This is Chun-li's story; hence the tilte: Legend of Chun-li.
Dyi on Jan 22, 2009
its a fake.
Noname on Jan 22, 2009
"bwahahahahaha" that's what the creator of that poster's been doing for the last 20 minutes of so... and i guess he thanked you alex for his art exposure... kudos!
miracle disease on Jan 22, 2009
nope it's fox. after watchmen controversy and the recent string of crap they have put out i'm not seeing any fox films.
marlin0814 on Jan 22, 2009
Seriously, they could invent a time machine, bring back Da Vinci and make him paint a poster. The movie would still be a pile a of turd.
Shige on Jan 22, 2009
yeah, this poster is fake
Lucas Moreira on Jan 22, 2009
You can't polish a turd!
Marqwest on Jan 22, 2009
sorry guys. it's a fake.
Fuelbot on Jan 22, 2009
I have a feeling of this film not going to be a successful because of Fox is fucking bullshitting on not making money I have no idea if they can do a Street Fighter remake again or I don't know. So if The Legend Of Chun li works out well then they could have a sequel or a remake. Thank You. BRUCE ACOSTA AUSTRALIA.
Bruce Darren Acosta on Jan 22, 2009
Fact: Video game movies tend to suck (thanx Uwe Boll!) Fact: The last Street Fighter movie was terrible. (Raul Julia deserved better!) My expectations for this movie isn't too great. That said... I will probably go watch this. Partly because Kristen Kreuk is great eye-candy. And partly because Chun-Li is one of my favorite characters from Street Fighter. Since most movies nowadays are just "reboots" of older stuff, like comic books, older movies, novels, and video games (originality is dead in Hollywood); this movie is basically just the continuation of a trend. Moreover, I get the feeling that whoever is producing this, is testing the "waters" to see if there's a market for a Street Fighter movie series. If this movie is successful, don't be surprised if a Ken/Ryu movie is in the works. And, against all better judgement, I'm intrigued by this being just a first in a series. Besides, Taboo from Black Eyed Peas is Vega... how awesome is that!?
Imajicka1 on Jan 23, 2009
vega is the coolest thing about this fucking going to be shit film,why the fuck did they pick chun-li for a streetfighter movie,ken & ryu would of been better choice of charactors surprised they didn't pick dhalsim,i want blanka the movie.
zetsu on Jan 23, 2009
At least Neal McDonough looks cool. Andrzej Bartkowiak is an ok director, Cradle 2 The Grave was good.
Merc on Jan 24, 2009
haha that's so funny that everyone thought this was real. the only reason I know it's not real is because I followed the links in the comments people are leaving. Well, the poster does look pretty legit (and cool, too). and lol @ #6, 7, 8, and 10. sucky movies are sad. I hope this will be alright!
Susana on Jan 27, 2009
So the guy who directed the famed "DMX" film archive along with "Doom" is heading this one up huh? Hmmmm... Wonder what kind of movie this will be?
j money on Jan 28, 2009
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