Washington (ANI): Action specialist Andrzej Bartkowiak has been
signed on by producer Ashok Amritraj"s Hyde Park Entertainment and
Capcom to direct "Street Fighter", a live-action feature film based
on the popular videogame. The three-time Academy Award nominated
director will now start work in the action flick early next year.
Producers on the movie will be Ashok Amritraj and senior exec
Patrick Aiello, with Capcom on board as executive producer.
The movie will be the Campcom"s second attempt to turn the
popular videogame into a successful film franchise after 1994's
"Street Fighter," which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. That movie
made a mere 33 million dollars in the box office. The new version
of the movie, which focuses on female fighter Chun Li and her
journey for justice, will be distributed by Fox. The script for the
new movie has been penned by Justin Marks, reports Variety.