Capcom USA and Assassin's Fist Limited have signed an agreement to produce a live-action series based on Capcom's Street Fighter game franchise.
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist is described as a "thrilling, multi-layered series" which plans to take fans back to the formative years of the iconic characters, Ryu and Ken, as they live a traditional warrior's life in secluded Japan. The boys are, unknowingly, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as Ansatsuken (Assassin's Fist).
The series follows Ryu and Ken as they learn about the mysterious past of their Master, Gouken, and the tragic and dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style.
The series is the brain-child of Joey Ansah, and is being brought to the screen by the core team behind the successful fan movie Street Fighter: Legacy.
"Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be what fans have been waiting for. Legacy was a taster; a glimpse of what a live-action Street Fighter should be," said Joey Ansah. "This takes the story right back to the start - the origins and motivations of Ryu, Ken, Gouken and Akuma. This will become the definitive back-story from which further epic adventures will follow."
Legacy has achieved over eight million views on YouTube.
Christian Howard, who starred as Ken in Legacy and has co-written the script for Assassin's Fist with Joey Ansah, said: "Our priority is to stay true to the appearance, fighting techniques and canon of the Street Fighter game. At the same time we’ve managed to make this an emotion and character driven story, which will surprise viewers who might just be expecting a super faithful fight fest!"