‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’ Filmmakers Returning To Series Roots

In an interview with Game Reactor about the origins and status of the Capcom-sanctioned fan film, “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist,” filmmaker Joey Ansah talks about what’s canon in the two hours worth of shorts and which characters will be making the cut.

We wanted to create the definitive backstory. The story in the Street Fighter universe is very fractured.

That’s Ansah explaining the challenge of bringing the live-action “Street Fighter” universe to the screen while keeping die-hard fans happy. In the interview, he explains that he and co-writer Christian Howard have pulled everything from prologue and epilogue movies and cutscenes to the anime to assemble the origins of fighters Ken and Ryu for “Assassin’s Fist.”

The series of shorts, which will focus on World Warriors Ken and Ryu, stars Mike Moh as Ryu and Shogen taking on the role of Goken. The total running time of the shorts will be a little over two hours according to Ansah, which delves into the heads of the two leads:

A good analogy with Ryu is that he’s not actually ever competing with anyone else; he’s competing with himself.

Whereas Ken is driven fiercely by competition. A lot of Ken’s conflict comes from his relationship with his father. Without giving too much away, we learn in this series how Ken came to be in Japan, in Gouken’s dojo.

The shorts will also leave room for Guile and Chun-Li, whose overlapping stories will help provide the basis for a possible follow-up, “World Warriors.”

“Assassin’s Fist” was initially planned as a crowd-funded effort through Kickstarter back in the Spring before its creators received complete backing for the project (an unrevealed part or total amount of the £625,000 funding goal).

[Source: Game Reactor]

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