Hey guys, check out SHOGEN! He will be playing young Goken, now we will see what shaped Goken into the wise teacher he became!
We are very pleased to announce the very talented MIKE MOH who will be playing RYU! check out Mike's support video here:
I believe that 'Street Fighter:Assassin's Fist' will be the definitive live-action Street Fighter that fans have been waiting for and hoping to see. To realise this vision I need YOUR HELP. No matter what corner of the world you are in, now's your chance to get involved and play a part in making your, and my, dream a reality.
We need to raise a minimum of £625,000, that's about $950,000, to close the filming budget and allow us to go into production as soon as possible. And if you are thinking "Is this a British only project", then "No! No! No!". We know the largest number of Street Fighter fans are outside the UK. We'd be delighted with GBP, USD, JPY and BRL, anything that helps make this happen.
Any amount is welcome of course but have a look on the right, where I've come up with some great rewards for you for pledging your support.
It was almost 3 years ago that we produced & released ‘Street Fighter: Legacy’ on YouTube. Considering we released it on a new YouTube channel, the response from you, the fans, was a dream come true! A 98.7% approval rating, with over 8 million views and counting (over 4.2 million on our official YouTube channel alone). If you haven’t seen 'Street Fighter: Legacy', then check it out here:
I can still remember the day that Christian Howard and I were sat playing Street Fighter (as we did on a daily basis) and we had the idea that we were 'gonna be' the ones to do Street Fighter 'right' in live-action. We began writing and creating that very day...
'Street Fighter: Legacy' was a labour of love for fans to show how Street Fighter could be realised! It cost us to make it and is still available to see Ad-free on YouTube.
We made it because the Street Fighter brand and its loyal fans deserved to finally see Ryu and Ken 'throw down' in faithful live action glory. It was never going to happen unless a true fan with film making experience, know-how and contacts could pull together a team who believed in that vision to go out and make it.
Since I’m humbly asking for your pledges, the least
you deserve is a ‘no bull-shit’ transparent account of events leading to this
point. So here we go!
'Street Fighter: Legacy' was always just a proof of concept, a taster of what Street Fighter, in live action, could and should be. To prove to Capcom and the fanbase that it was possible to do a faithful rendition of Street Fighter, it’s characters, martial arts styles, special moves and music. A means to an end to do something bigger...'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist'.
It has been a crazy journey
of ups and downs to get to this stage. 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist' has literally consumed my life, and
the life of my core team, for almost 3 years now!
year, our brilliant Producer, Jacqueline Quella successfully purchased the option from Capcom, along with their blessing, to produce 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist'.
It was always my
intention to raise finance for this modest budget series via independent investment. Asking you, the
fans, for money was never my initial intention. But in this tough economic recession,
and in the limited time since acquiring the option, we have managed to secure
some, but not all of our production budget.
If we are unable to raise the remaining finance required
pretty quickly, we are in jeopardy of losing what finance we do have, which would delay us going into production possibly until next year...which nobody wants!
We have had other offers of
significant finance from the 'movie industry' but this has come with
‘strings attached’ which would compromise the creative vision I have
for 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist': to give YOU the fans the Street Fighter movie you've always wanted. That’s not how I, or any of my team, roll!
If we secure the production budget we need, 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist' is going to be the
definitive, live action, Street Fighter experience that you have deserved and been
waiting for, since the games’ inception 25 years ago.
We know the Street Fighter fan
base is mighty and strong! For argument’s sake, let’s assume there are at least 1 million fans who are as fanatical as me, and half of that number pledged
an amount of money however large or small...we’d be on fire, and we'd get 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist' made!
With something like this, if
you are a fan, loved ‘Street Fighter: Legacy’ and are as excited to see 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist' as
we are to make it, then please step up and contribute! Don’t assume others will
so you can sit back and chill. It took me, a fan, to get off my ass
invest my own money, time, blood and sweat to make 'Street Fighter: Legacy' possible, which has
now made 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist' a real possibility. All I ask is you guys do the same on a much
smaller scale and everyone wins.
So not only are you in a position to help us by donating, but we have
come up with some great ways to get you involved in the series.
And what of the future?
Christian Howard, Ken in 'Legacy' and 'Assassin's Fist', and
myself have spent the last 3 years writing. We began with a script
treatment for the ‘World Warrior’ story line around Street Fighter II, which would span a prologue
series and then a feature film finale. After the success of 'Street Fighter: Legacy', we
decided that we would put the ‘World Warrior’ scripts on the shelf, to be used
down the line as a bigger-budget sequel, and instead work on the origin story of
the Ansatsuken characters: Ryu, Ken, Gōken, Gōki/Akuma and Gōtetsu. It is this Japanese-centric storyline
that really grabs me the most. It is a true warrior’s tale; a coming of age
story for Ryu and Ken as boys become men; told in parallel with the dark tale of
the generation that came before them, filled with tragedy, loss and heartbreak.
This story really contains
all the elements of universal, classic, conflict based story telling; father
vs. son; brother vs. brother; a love triangle; betrayal; revenge; and the ultimate
question: ‘Can a man change his destiny? Or will the inevitable catch up with
Having had the benefit of 3
years to sculpt, redraft and refine the screenplays, we have created an
extremely detailed layered world and mythology, which delves into the very
science behind ‘Hado’.
We have also kept true to the
Japanese roots of this mythology and as a result, the series will be bi-lingual
with dialogue in both English and Japanese, maintaining
cultural authenticity to the setting and story. Street Fighter is after all an international franchise, boasting fighters from all over the world. If our
franchise progresses, we want to pay service to each fighter’s culture and
('Assassin's Fist' will form the foundation of our vision for Street Fighter. From there we plan to make the 'World Warrior' storyline across a series and a movie and continue to develop this narratively rich and action-packed franchise. This all hinges on getting the first series started as soon as possible).
'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist' is ready to
- The screenplays are complete and have been redrafted
multiple times to a very refined state.
- We have been casting for the last year and have
attached all of our principal cast.
- Physical and dialect/language training has been on going
for some time.
- CGI and VFX tests on Hado have been undertaken
- International location scout and selection of perfect shooting
locations has taken place.
- Many of the crew and Heads of Department (HoDs) are
attached and are excited to begin production.
The more we raise, the more
bad-ass we can make the visual effects. Currently the production schedule gives
us 6 weeks to shoot an ambitious amount of content. This is the bare minimum time we need to achieve what we have
scripted. That's why we are setting a 'stretch goal' of £975,000 (c. $1,475,000). Any extra money raised above and beyond the barebones minimum we need
to make this baby will allow us to extend the shoot schedule and make the
production bigger and better all round.
Please see the FAQ below for
answers to other questions you may still have.
Thanks for your time and
support for the project so far, and for any further support you may make via Kickstarter. For the hardcore 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist' supporters reading this...know that if we
don’t raise the finance needed to push the ‘Go button’ now, my team and I won’t
give up on trying to get this series made, even if it means waiting another
year. But wouldn't it be nice to see it sooner, rather than later?
Love, hugs and Shoryukens to you all!
WHEN WILL THE SERIES BE FILMED?
Soon! We have everything in place, from cast, to locations, to Hadouken effects! All we need is to complete the money to get started.
WHEN WILL THE SERIES BE RELEASED?
If we reach our target budget, production will begin immediately as everything is in place and ready to go, with the aim of a winter 2013 release.
IS CAPCOM INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT? IS IT INVESTING? IF NOT, WHY NOT?
Capcom is the developer, publisher and rights-holder of the Street Fighter franchise. It is not
investing in the project as it is primarily a games developer/publisher and
not a film studio/film financing company. We have purchased the option to make 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist' from Capcom and have its blessing and marketing support once the series goes
WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING?
We need the extra finance to
complete our production budget which goes toward set building, location hire, flying over and accommodating our amazing cast from Japan, LA, Australia, etc., and a large portion on special and visual effects. Essentially the better the budget we have the better the final effects will be. So if you want to see some real Metsu Hadouken, Shun-Goku-Satsu and
Tatsumaki - do the right thing and contribute! Also If we end up with a
sufficient budget we plan to try and give you guys as much extra as possible.
I WANT TO INVEST A LARGE SUM!
That would be fantastic! Please get in touch at the contact link in my profile.