Poster and Cast List for Capcom’s Street Fighter Assassin’s Fist web series. The Street Fighter video game franchise is set to become a live-action web series with 2014’s ‘Assassin’s Fist.’ Capcom had previously issued a press release at its 2013 San Diego Comic Con panel, and has now released an official poster for the series.
Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist official poster
The official Capcom press release:
Street Fighter®: Assassin’s Fist begins principal photography.
It was announced, via an onset video, at the Capcom® panel today at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, that the much-anticipated live-action series ‘Street Fighter®: Assassin’s Fist’ has begun filming (as of July 14th).
This series is being tipped to redefine what audiences can expect from live-action video game adaptations. The bi-lingual script penned by Joey Ansah and Christian Howard has attracted some of the top rising and veteran Japanese actors.
The official cast list can be announced as follows:
- Togo Igawa as ‘Goutetsu’
- Joey Ansah as ‘Akuma’
- Mike Moh as ‘Ryu’
- Christian Howard as ‘Ken’
- Akira Koieyama as ‘Gouken’
- Shogen as ‘Young Gouken’
- Gaku Space as ‘Gouki’
- Hyunri as ‘Sayaka’
Veteran actor Hal Yamanouchi, co-star of the upcoming ‘The Wolverine’, and Mark Killeen, from ‘Game of Thrones’, have recently been added to the cast line up.
Filming will complete by the end of August for a proposed early 2014 release.
The series is being produced by Jacqueline Quella, whose previous projects include ‘Romanzo Criminale’ (Crime Novel); Academy Award nominated ‘Don’t Tell’; and Tobe Hooper’s ‘The Toolbox Murders’.
The series will be directed by Joey Ansah who, as ‘Desh’, was part of one of the most celebrated movie fight scenes of all time, in ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’; and was recently at the heart of the action in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’; ‘The Numbers Station’ with John Cusack and co-star and action director of Lionsgate’s upcoming ‘Greenstreet Underground: Hooligans’.
‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’ is produced by Assassin’s Fist Limited (UK) in association with Lonely Rock Productions, Gloucester Place Films, Evropa Film and Capcom USA, Inc.. International sales are managed by Content Media Corporation.
Joey Ansah (The Bourne Ultimatum) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Ken actor Christian Howard in addition to portraying Akuma. The pair had previously collaborated on Street Fighter: Legacy, a Capcom sanctioned live-action web short that served as the template for Assassin’s Fist.
Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will feature Togo Igawa (Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) as grandmaster Goutetsu. Mike Moh (Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight ) plays Ryu. Hal Yamanouchi (The Wolverine) will portray Senzo while actor Mark Killeen (Game of Thrones) will play Ken’s father, Mr. Masters. Akira Koieyama plays Gouken and Shogen plays a ‘Young Gouken’. The project is aiming for an early 2014 release.
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