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Bartkowiak to direct Street Fighter

Published September 5, 2007 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety.
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If there is one thing I learned from Street Fighter it was that 'Ha-Du-Khen' was physically impossible to pull off in your ordinary bar fight. Trust me, no energy ball came out of my hands. I was forced to go for a stool instead.

Well, maybe I learned two things from the gaming franchise. One, 'Ha-Du-Khen' doesn't exactly work and, two, video game adaptations don't fare that well. Even though Street Fighter has already failed once with a film, Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom are taking another shot at it.

Andrzej Bartkowiak to Direct Street Fighter

Andrzej Bartkowiak has been picked up to direct the live-action feature film, Street Fighter.

Pic will be Capcom's second attempt at turning its popular fighting title into a viable film franchise after 1994's Street Fighter, which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and earned a mere $33 million. Steven de Souza wrote and directed that pic, which Universal distributed.

The new version will be distributed by Fox.

Justin Marks wrote the script and is currently dotting some Is and crossing some Ts to create a finished screenplay. The scribe has tons of experience behind vidgame and comicbook adaptations with Voltron, Super Max and He-Man.

Street Fighter (the game) first bowed in 1987 and has since made over $1 billion in revenue.

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