Films

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li

February 27th 2009
  • Action/Adventure,
  • PG-13,
  • 97 min,
  • 20th Century Fox
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  • Cast: Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neal McDonough, Taboo, Chris Klein, Moon Bloodgood, Edmund Chen, Cheng Pei Pei, Josie Ho, Robin Shou, Tim Man, Brendan Miller, Krystal Vee, Brahim Achabbakhe, Cullet Eric, Erik Markus Schuetz, Robert Rothenborg
  • Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
  • Writer: Justin Marks
  • Producers: Patrick Aiello, Ashok Amritraj
  • Co Producer: Russell D. Markowitz
  • Executive Producers: Keiji Inafune, Haruhiro Tsujimoto
  • Casting: Nutjaporn 'Bow' Swasdiprom
  • Costume Design: Shirley Chan
  • D.O.P.: Geoff Boyle
  • Editors: Derek Brechin, Niven Howie
  • Music: Stephen Endelman
  • Production Design: Michael Z. Hanan
  • Set Decoration: Suzanne Caplan Merwanji

Storyline

Powerful forces are converging on the streets of Bangkok. They are warriors, some of whom possess extraordinary abilities, all of whom are determined to see their side prevail. Some fight for us; the others for unlimited power. Now, they are preparing for the ultimate battle - of terror versus beauty, light versus darkness, and good versus evil.

The forces of darkness are led by Bison (Neal McDonough), a crime boss of seemingly limitless power, and whose past holds a shocking secret. Bison's syndicate, Shadaloo, is taking over the slums of the Thai capital, a task overseen by Balrog (Michael Clarke Duncan), a massively built enforcer and killer. Also in Bison's employ is the assassin Vega (Taboo, of the group The Black Eyed Peas), a masked talon-wielding warrior, whose weapon is tailor-made for slashing and stabbing attacks. Bison's attache is the beautiful but deadly Cantana (Josie Ho).

These vivid characters and their world are long known to fans of the iconic videogame "Street Fighter," which Capcom released in 1987. At the time, the 1-2 player game set a new precedent in two-dimensional interactive entertainment. In 1991, Capcom released to arcades, "Street Fighter II," featuring new characters and fighting styles.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Bangkok, Thailand; Hong Kong, USA; Los Angeles, USA; Reno, USA; Vancouver, Canada
  • MPAA Warning: Sequences of violence and martial arts action, and some sensuality
  • Production Budget: $50 million
  • Production Companies: Adlabs Films, Capcom Company, Hyde Park Films
  • Production Schedule: March 2008 - June 2008

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Trivia

The second live-action film based on the Street Fighter series of video games. It follows the quest of Street Fighter character Chun-Li.

Rick Yune was originally cast as Gen but has been replaced by Robin Shou, who portrayed Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat films.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 28 February 2009: Japan
  • 12 March 2009: Russia
  • 13 March 2009: Brazil
  • 19 March 2009: Netherlands, Singapore
  • 27 March 2009: Spain