It was announced, via an onset video, at the Capcom® panel today at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, that the much-anticipated live-action series ‘Street Fighter®: Assassin’s Fist’ has begun filming (as of July 14th).
This series is being tipped to redefine what audiences can expect from live-action video game adaptations. The bi-lingual script penned by Joey Ansah and Christian Howard has attracted some of the top rising and veteran Japanese actors. The official cast list can be announced as follows:
Togo Igawa as ‘Gotetsu’
Joey Ansah as ‘Akuma’
Mike Moh as ‘Ryu’
Christian Howard as ‘Ken’
Akira Koieyama as ‘Gouken’
Shogen as ‘Young Gouken’
Gaku Space as ‘Gouki’
Hyunri as ‘Sayaka’
Veteran actor Hal Yamanouchi, co-star of the upcoming ‘The Wolverine’, and Mark Killeen, from ‘Game of Thrones’, have recently been added to the cast line up. Filming will complete by the end of August for a proposed early 2014 release.
The series is being produced by Jacqueline Quella, whose previous projects include ‘Romanzo Criminale’ (Crime Novel); Academy Award nominated ‘Don’t Tell’; and Tobe Hooper’s ‘The Toolbox Murders’.
The series will be directed by Joey Ansah who, as ‘Desh’, was part of one of the most celebrated movie fight scenes of all time, in ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, and was recently at the heart of the action in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, 'The Numbers Station' with John Cusack, and co-star and action director of Lionsgate’s upcoming ‘Greenstreet Underground: Hooligans’.
‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’ is produced by Assassin’s Fist Limited (UK) in association with Lonely Rock Productions, Gloucester Place Films, Evropa Film and Capcom USA, Inc.. International sales are managed by Content Media Corporation.
ABOUT ASSASSIN’S FIST LIMITED
Assassin’s Fist Limited is a UK based company. It was set up by Jacqueline Quella and Joey Ansah after the success of ‘Street Fighter: Legacy’ to produce ‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’. The company has helped pioneer the concept that movies produced for a specific audience can be critically successful with that audience and commercially viable.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company web site.
Capcom, the Capcom logo, Strider, Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
ABOUT GLOUCESTER PLACE FILMS
Gloucester Place Films is the film financing subsidiary of Matador Pictures, one of the UK's leading independent feature film production companies with a distinguished track record of distinctive productions earning both commercial and critical success, with over 250 awards, nominations and festival selections. In 2012 Matador ramped up its development activities to increase its output of original productions and launched its Gloucester Place Films film financing unit, together producing and/or co-financing six to eight films each year. Recent credits include THE NUMBERS STATION starring John Cusack and Malin Ackerman, John Ridley's ALL IS BY MY SIDE starring Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix, OUTPOST 3, a further installment in the popular zombie Nazi franchise, and the highly acclaimed GOOD VIBRATIONS.
ABOUT EVROPA FILM
Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Evropa Film is one of the leading film production service companies in Eastern Europe. With offices in Moscow, Turkey and the Ukraine, Evropa has a wide portfolio of commercials and movie projects.
ABOUT CONTENT MEDIA CORPORATION
Content Media Corporation Limited is a global entertainment media company based in London with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, which owns and distributes a significant library of film, television and digital assets. Content Film, the film sales division, holds the rights to over 200 feature film titles and helps producers secure financing, marketing and distribution. The division also acquires top-tier documentaries. Content Television is the television sales division, which holds the library rights to 3,800 hours of TV programming incorporating major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids' series, TV movies and mini-series. Content Digital licenses over 300 hours of bespoke digital properties, in addition to the existing library, to digital media platforms worldwide, including on-demand, broadband and mobile.