STREET FIGHTER LEGACY Teaser Trailers – Plus Images from the Live Action Short Film

     May 3, 2010

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:

Here’s Joey Ansah’s statement followed by the two teaser trailers and the images.  For more on Street Fighter Legacy,  here’s the official YouTube page, the ‘Street Fighter: Legacy’ Official Facebook Group, and you can also go to for more updates.  And remember to come back Thursday to see the entire short film!

As an actor, filmmaker and fan, I have been disappointed by the many diluted, unfaithful and outright butchered movie adaptations of fighting video games. It was clear to me, that given the way the movie industry worked, we would never see a super faithful, darker toned and more adult themed (or just plain good!) incarnation of Street Fighter unless a die-hard director or filmmaking team with game canon knowledge stepped up to the plate to helm such a project.

So almost a year ago, I began writing script treatments (with my writing collaborator and great friend Christian Howard, who also plays Ken) and a production design brief and partnered with Streetlight films before proposing my concept and vision to Capcom. I’m pleased to say they gave their blessing and permission for the project to move forward.

My team subsequently attracted a great ensemble to support and execute the project including Owen Trevor (Top gear director) who co-directed the film with me, Jacqueline Quella my Producer, Anthony Waye as my exec producer who has senior production credits on over 90 movies including the last eleven ‘James Bond’ films (Line-producer of the entire Bond movie franchise), and the renowned post production/VFX house, Prime Focus, to name but a few.

We’ve all strived to make a beautiful film that hopefully non fans will really appreciate, but ultimately this is a love letter to the fans and the brilliance of the game. As a result, I’ve gone to every length to be as faithful as possible down to the smallest details of the costume, the choreography, the narrative, the original music themes and, of course, the special moves!

After almost a year of blood, sweat, lots of favours, enthusiasm and love, we are ready to release ‘StreetFighter: Legacy’ to the people who deserve it most…….the fans.

Enjoy the two teaser trailers, and look out for the short film to be online on Thursday along with a series of making of featurettes.

Joey Ansah

Joey Ansah in The Bourne Ultimatum


  • giannii

    This looks pretty BAD ASS.

  • MCP

    Cool, he def. has got the look of Ken and Ryu down and the same can be said for Akuma; at least from behind.

    Looks good, will be back for that on Thursday.

    Good job Mr. Ansah, show Hollywood how its done!

    End of Line

  • Jonathan

    So far I like what I see. However, I'm more curious to see dialogue and character interaction b.c as much as I am a fan, I have to be honest and say, it seems difficult to write a great story using the street fighter history. For fans, I'm sure just great visuals like the one we saw above would satisfy, but for the general audience, a captivating story with relatable characters is more important.

    Good luck to Joey.

  • junierizzle

    Looks cool. Sometimes things need an exact copy of the source material.

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  • Preston

    Shots are Beautiful, Clearly filmed by a team who know what they are doing and who should put there talents into something more worth while, have neither seen or heard of the 2 Actors before, and if you are trying to give the fans what the other movies have not, Then why in the hell isn't Ryu Japanese and instead looks like some 16 year old Grammar school science boffin partaking in experiments to enhance his physique to avoid getting bullied by barbaric neanderthals, While Ken wouldn't look out of place on the front cover of Gay Times, Personally i think you are trying to live a school boy dream by recreating another master mess that's been done to death over and over again, street fighter went out with the times and its time to move on and stop wasting money on things like this, Be original as i am sure computer game fans would rather see an adaption of more modern games like Call of duty, you know things that haven't yet been done before, While movie fans would rather see Retro Cartoons and TV series like Transformers and The A-Team brought to life and onto our big screens, This is just another wasted fan film short by some young budding film maker whose Acting career has failed after playing a mute assassin in the final Bourne movie, I am sure i will no doubt see you very soon with your own booth at autograph conventions charging £10 per signing trying to continue your legacy in the film world, Very disappointed, this is why Cap-com make executive decisions on making computer games and not making movies.

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  • Cbears

    if this is as good as it looks and sounds, i will forever have the utmost respect for Ansah and the rest of the crew who put this together.

    will definately be back on Thursday

  • Cbears

    who am i kidding…i'm here everyday :D

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  • James

    Screen shots and teasers look awesome and very faithful to the game!!! Bring on Thursday.

    As for Preston… Jog on son!! Street Fighter has definitely not gone out with the times – as continued game sales and great reviews can attest to!! There is a huge appetite among the many fans for something like this.

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  • ryan

    looks cack

  • Hadoking

    The Guy playing Ryu is named Jon Foo. He was in Tony Jaa The Protector. He is playing Jin in the Tekken movie and is an awesome stunt fighter.I mean Ryu didn't look very Japanese in the Game either so I think It will work.I mean of all the things to get mad at.
    And unfortunately these guys do not have the money it takes to go big screen yet so maybe this project will make a statement to those who do.Come on man this looks great lets just soak it all in lol

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  • Jake

    As long as it is better than the gay-ass Street Fighter Movie they did years ago with Jean Claude Van Dam as Guile and the most recent atrocity to the Street Fighter genre, “Street Fighter the legend of Chun Li.” So far the best Street Fighter film (in my opinion) was the Street Fighter animated movie.

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  • salatiel

    I can't wait to see this!!!

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  • BrianFXW

    My eyes went wide, my jaw hit the floor, and my pants suddenly got a little tighter. This looks amazing. I cant wait to see the entire finished product!!

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  • EvilDollaR

    Wow, I like this kind of stuff!

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  • Eric

    So… Does this have the potential to go full length, or is Ansah only taking this as far as this short? Gotta say, I'm hoping for the former… I know Capcom threw down money for the Lost Planet movie, but I must hope that Capcom doesn't let a decent tribute to one of the greatest money/fan generating series for the company fade away so easily when it has the potential to make up for the previous… renditions.

  • Wil Puray

    what's the name of the actor who played ryu in this film?

  • mae

    I thought they pick Daniel O'Neill as Ryu….

  • Shitfighter

    this is as gay as Tekken fuckin stop jumping around like a monkeys and actually fight you gay ass white boys

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  • Eugene

    I kinda like to see the whole motion picture!!

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