If you’re a fan of Street Fighter, limited prints, original artwork, or just want to seesomething cool, I strongly suggest checking out iam8bit’s gallery on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. That’s because starting last night and running until August 19, iam8bit’s newest art show focuses on one of the biggest video games of all time: Street Fighter! Featuring work by over 50 artists, the 4,500 square foot space is loaded with really cool original pieces and some of them are giclee prints with edition sizes running between ten to twenty-five. In addition, if you’ve always wanted to own the inside the cabinet artwork from the actual Street Fighter arcade game, they’ve got a number of different versions for $40 each. It’s a great show that I definitely recommend.
However, for everyone that won’t be able to make it, I took 70 pictures last night so hit the jump to check out all the artwork from the show.
Capcom is hitting “Continue” on another Street Fighter movie despite suffering a pair of brutal KOs on their previous attempts. Speaking to GamerLive.tv, Capcom’s vice president of strategic planning and business development, Christian Svensson said that they’re still moving forward with attempts to successfully bring the long-running videogame franchise to the big screen. Here is his amazing answer to why Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li was such an astounding failure:
There’s a book to be written there. This is where I have to be careful. Let’s just say there were a lot of people with different ideas as to what was the best route to take with that movie. A path was chosen, a result was had. I think there are some learnings internally that we’ve taken away from that experience.
Hit the jump for more quotes from the interview along with a cool fan-made movie that hit the web recently.
Earlier this week we premiered two teaser trailers and some images from Joey Ansah’s Street Fighter Legacy live-action short film. Based on the responses in our comment section and on YouTube, you were all as impressed with the footage as I was and have been looking forward to checking out the entire short film.
While some trailers show you everything, I’m happy to report you haven’t seen any of the money shots in Street Fighter Legacy. Trust me, if you’re a fan of the Street Fighter video game franchise, about 1:45 in, you’re going to wish you were watching a feature film.
As I said in the first post, while you might not know Joey Ansah’s name, if you’ve seen The Bourne Ultimatum, you’ve definitely seen his work, as he played “Desh” and did the awesome fight scene in Morocco with Matt Damon. Ansah is the main force behind the Street Fighter Legacy short film. More after the jump:
Did you ever see The Bourne Ultimatum? If you did, you’d must remember the awesome fight scene in Morocco with “Desh” (played by Joey Ansah), as it started with Matt Damon jumping out a window and into another building with the camera following him. While the Bourne series had some amazing fights scenes, this one might have been the best.
So why am I talking about a movie and fight scene from a few years ago? Because Joey Ansah (Desh) is a huge fan of the Street Fighter video game series and he decided to use some of his skills to make a live-action Street Fighter short film called Street Fighter Legacy. I spoke to him yesterday on the phone in London and he told me he’s always been disappointed in the Hollywood adaptations of video games and he wanted to show what you could do if you treated the source material seriously. I’ve seen the entire short and it’s very cool. Trust me, if you’re a fan of the Street Fighter franchise, you’ll want to see it.
The plan is for Collider to premiere the short this Thursday, but until then, we’ve been given two teaser trailers, some images, and Joey Ansah has given me a short statement on why he wanted to make the film and who is involved. Hit the jump to check everything out:
Some movies get a free pass while others are unduly maligned. If a mediocre film has an A-list director attached, or the pedigree of a certain type of actor or screenwriter it can be given a pass as a failed attempt while a similar film from less respected talent might be beaten to within an inch of its life by the critical community and fanboys alike.
I try not to be beholden to hype; rather I try to enter each movie without expectations. I want to love everything I see, and I sincerely hope that every movie will turn out to be the best version possible. I’m the guy who liked Turistas better than Hostel. I’m the guy who defended Repo! The Genetic Opera, Charlie Bartlett, and Alpha Dog. Now I find myself defending a movie that has a whopping 4% positive rating on Rottentomatoes. But lemme tell ya’, as embarrassing as it is to admit, I sorta liked Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. More after the jump: