On the heels of a major video game franchise in Tomb Raider being made into another feature film, it looks as though Entertainment One may be getting into the video-games-to-TV business with their own version of Street Fighter.
According to a new report coming in via Deadline, Entertainment One and Mark Gordon are working with Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding in order to produce a TV series version of the popular video game series.
In a statement, Gordon (who is eOne’s President and Chief Content Officer for Film, Television and Digital) had the following to say:
“Street Fighter is a global tour de force franchise, having garnered immense worldwide commercial success and built a vast devoted fanbase that has only grown through its 30 year legacy. We are thrilled to be teaming up with Joey, Jacqueline and Mark, who are already so deeply connected to this brand, to bring this adored story to television audiences everywhere … A particular strength of Street Fighter is the wide range of ethnically diverse characters and powerful women featured in the game. It will allow us to build an inclusive and engaging TV universe.”
Do we really need this series? Maybe, but for now it’s understandable that there is going to be a degree of skepticism around the project. Past Street Fighters movies have been polarizing at best. Yet, we do think that there is a perfectly good reason to think that this show could be successful in the way that many video-game movies are not. One of their biggest struggles is often just the fact that there’s only so much story that they can tell within a limited period of time.
When it comes to this show, there could be more time to get into the backstory of Ryu, Chun Li, and some of the other characters while also getting some action sequences from start to finish.
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