An Update On The Production Status Of STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN'S FIST

Here's an update on the current status of the live-action Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist web series from director/writer/actor Joey Ansah. Also, a new behind-the-scenes look at Gouken (Shogen).

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By Mark Julian - 12/8/2013
Curious as to where the live-action Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist web series stands? Here's an update from one of the creative forces behind the Capcom sanctioned adaptation. According to Ansah, he's headed to Bulgaria to finish up post-production. Particularly, Ansah says a lot of time has been invested into the VFX of the hadoken to make sure it's true to the source material yet retains a cinematic aesthetic. Work on the score, sound mix and sound design are also in the final stages. The team has teased a bunch of stills and looks at the ancillary characters from the production but expect to see a full on marketing blitz this Januray which will reveal Ken, Ryu, Akuma, etc. Till then, here's a behind-the-scens snap of Young Gouken, played by Shogen.



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The story in Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist centers on the master of Ken and Ryu, Gouken, who himself trained under ‘Asatsuken (Assassin's Fist)' grandmaster Goutetsu. Also training under Goutetsu was the legendary Street Fighter villain, Akuma, who is Gouken's brother. In the web series Gouken reflects on how the Asatsuken sent he and his brother down conflicting paths of 'Light' and 'Dark' and whether he should pass along all of its secrets to Ken and Ryu. Will the same split that befell Gouken and Akuma occur with Ken and Ryu?

In addition to portraying Gōki/Akuma, Joey Ansah (The Bourne Ultimatum) served as director and co-wrote the script with Ken actor Christian Howard. Togo Igawa (Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) will portray grandmaster Goutetsu. Mike Moh (Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight) plays Ryu. Hal Yamanouchi (The Wolverine) will portray Senzo. Akira Koieyama (Rush, 47 Ronin) plays Gouken. Mark Killeen (Game of Thrones) plays Ken's father.
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Enphlieuwince - 12/8/2013, 7:40 AM
I'm looking forward to this. Ken Masters is that deal...
MightyZeus - 12/8/2013, 7:45 AM
This feels like it's going to be a treat. I cant wait for this.
kjra92 - 12/8/2013, 7:58 AM
@MightyZeus Definitely. I can really tell that the guys behind SFAF are huge fans. I see many elements not just from the games but also from various anime and manga.

From the image above, it seems that the Gouken look that they used is from the 'Alpha Generations' anime, which is more realistic and suitable for live-action. I really can't wait to see Joey Ansah's vision of SF done completely right. :)
MercwithMouth - 12/8/2013, 8:00 AM
This looks like it will be great. I don't know a lot of the story behind Street Fighter, but really looking forward to this adaptation.
AGoodHonestMan - 12/8/2013, 8:01 AM
Looks good! I can't wait for this.
GUNSMITH - 12/8/2013, 8:03 AM
Optimus83 - 12/8/2013, 8:04 AM
Coolest. ...Street Fighter
Dedpool - 12/8/2013, 8:16 AM
Can't wait for this. This looks to be possibly better than the MK Web series.I hope this does well cause the idea of them adding Scott Adkins as guile is awesome!
kjra92 - 12/8/2013, 8:29 AM
@Dedpool Scott is definitely possible for Guile since Joey Ansah (director/writer and Akuma) is great friends with him. Scott also resembles Guile in terms of facial structure in some artworks. He'll definitely own the role if he gets cast as Guile. :)
Arrow96 - 12/8/2013, 8:29 AM
Hm, ok I'll watch it, looks promising.
MercwithMouth - 12/8/2013, 8:37 AM
Adding Scott Adkins would be incredible. He is such a sick kick boxer!
NeoBaggins - 12/8/2013, 9:58 AM
Street Fighter for me holds the same type of endeared history as STAR WARS and comics. It is a period in my life.

I am positively bias for the show, tho not fanboyed enough to ever watch the Elephant abortion which is the LEGEND of CHUN LI- or, what I'm pretty sure it is.

Adult life has got in the way of my gaming. But don't you bitches bring me out of retirement. I'm a street fighter legend. Better ask about me.
MercwithMouth - 12/8/2013, 10:34 AM
@Neo

Smart choice to skip Chun-Li. It's worse than awful.
Ship - 12/8/2013, 12:17 PM
I don't Know but I always have the feeling that Ryu's Akuma's (Gouki) Son.
Imma Right?
InfiniteMonkey - 12/8/2013, 12:55 PM
Totally keen for this.

I wonder how they're going to kill all the minorities.

We all know its eventually going to happen but its still interesting on "the how."

27ShowStopper - 12/8/2013, 3:03 PM
This is going to be amazing. Loved the teaser. I wish all film makers would show as much respect and love for the characters as these guys are...plus the original teaser was awesome.
mgeoff88 - 12/8/2013, 5:47 PM
Damn, this looks and sounds good.
Enki - 12/8/2013, 6:44 PM
After watching the behind the scenes interviews, I'd have to say that I'm sold.

They're want to abide to the source material and do something completely different from the previous embarrassingly failed attempts done for Hollywood.

I'm looking forward to see the final product.
MarVell - 12/8/2013, 8:19 PM


StrangerX - 12/9/2013, 4:07 AM
This looks like its gonna be good. Cant wait!!!

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