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New Poster For Latest Street Fighter
Legend of Chun Li looks well, legendary

05 January 2009  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: Coming Soon

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Behold the brand spanking new poster for the latest installment of Street Fighter action - Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.

Role call from top to bottom we have... Desperate Housewives stalwart Neal McDonough as big bad M. Bison, Black Eyed Pea Taboo as masked Spaniard Vega, Michael Clarke Duncan as knuckle-dragging boxer Balrog, Terminator Salvation's Moon Bloodgood as Maya, Smallville star and fast-kicking heroine Kristen Kreuk as Chun-Li herself and Chris Klein as Nash.

Here's a little Street Fighter trivia for you: M. Bison was originally the name of Balrog, the boxer. Vega, the effete, claw-wielding fence-climber, was called Balrog and the big boss was once called Vega. However, when the Street Fighter II game received its US release in 1991, legal eagles took issue with a character called M. Bison who so clearly resembled a certain M. Tyson. Thus the names were duly shuffled to avoid any nasty copyright issues. Quite why they felt the need to switch all three characters' names to remedy the misnomer is anyone's guess.

New Poster For Latest Street Fighter
Click the image above for larger version on ComingSoon.net

Directed by Polish film-maker Andrzej Bartkowiak (Romeo Must Die), the film is due this side of the pond some time around March.


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Poop!
I'd rather burn legions off my knob than watch this awful film. It's gonna be turd and thats all I have to say about it. I won't be wasting my time. More

Posted by Wiffy at 05:18 on 07 January 2009 | Report This Post

ha ha ha
Well it's Tim Rothman's FOx producing... what do you expect? This has cult classic written all over it... (no sarcasm). More

Posted by vineethchacko at 05:42 on 06 January 2009 | Report This Post

Saw the trailer...
...D.O.A. meets dog shit. This is going to suck more than a leach fucking a hoover. More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 21:13 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

well if there's one thing we all know about video-game adaptions, they tend to end up crap More

Posted by IsabelB at 17:37 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

I am amazed at how many people on this site are either psychic or have acces to time machines. and yet none of them seem to be millionaires, and have never won the lottery. weird. More

Posted by Adrian at 15:12 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

I'd rather suck shit through a tramps sock than watch this pile of wank! ....Although, if Kristin Kroak does the spinning bird kick and we get even the slightest glipse of her growler,....i'm in! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 14:12 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

This will be the worst film of the decade. More

Posted by Eomer_King at 13:24 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

IMO
Okay so the poster... well it is bad, but the trailer IMO is not too bad, it does look like the most realistic game to movie transition but then again the other game to movie films have been awful! I agree with most of the comments on the forum, why not have Lei as the main image or a shadow of her fighting pose? Also why are they making this again, whether people will admit it or not ST2 version one was by far the best camp / cheap popcorn fest / badly written / bad effect films that everybody More

Posted by dholleyuk at 13:23 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

Hmmm
Yeah, that's a pretty shitty poster. I saw the trailer and think it looks like goofy fun, I remember thinking it was cool that they were using the Street Fighter logo from the upcoming SFIV game, like they were going for some extra brand continuity. The font they've used on this poster however, it makes me think of Street Hawk? Whatever. I'll most likely watch it. And as for the no Ryu/Ken complaints, I'm pretty sure I heard this could be the start of an X-Men: Origins style series, if this does More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 13:03 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

Agreed
It's a movie about Chun Li. She should be front and centre. More

Posted by Nicky C at 13:01 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

Poor!
If the film is about Chun Li then the poster should have her front and centre. Just a shadow of her in a martial arts pose would have good enough. More

Posted by brokenking at 12:05 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

What a pile of...
...shite! Just watched the trailer on youtube and it looks worse than i had imagined. The Street fighter story is mainly surrounding Ken and Ryu and even if they had been a part of this film it would still probably be an absolute bag of toss. More

Posted by Hobin Wan Kenobi at 11:32 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

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one of the worst posters i have seen its a dreary poorly designed mess of an abomination More

Posted by horatio hornblower at 11:32 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

Terrible, terrible poster. Just... awful More

Posted by muchobenny at 11:05 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: New Poster For Latest Street Fighter
Awful poster. Even the one for the Van Damme atrocity was better.  More

Posted by Kazuya at 10:54 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

Trailer
http://www.gametrailers.com/game/10645.html It's in Japanese, but you get the gist. As for the film? No Ken, Ryu, Guile? No Street Fighter imo. Cram it up your cram hole. More

Posted by darth statto at 10:35 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

Trailer
http://www.gametrailers.com/game/10645.html It's in Japanese, but you get the gist. As for the film? No Ken, Ryu, Guile? No Street Fighter imo. Cram it up your cram hole. More

Posted by darth statto at 10:33 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

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No Kylie..? More

Posted by raclements at 10:32 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

Is there a trailer out for this yet? If its out on the March...they need to get a move on. Its sad but my guilty pleasure was the first film so I'm looking forward to number 2 More

Posted by bennyboy6 at 10:31 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post

No Van Damme, No Deal.
Nuff said. More

Posted by Andy7x at 09:44 on 05 January 2009 | Report This Post


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