News Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist's New Live-Action Trailer Features Ken
posted on 2014-04-24 19:00 EDT
The Street Fighter Legacy YouTube channel posted a "Ken" teaser trailer for the live-action Street Fighter Assassin's Fist series on Thursday. The video previews Ken's flaming shoryuken move and shows Ken sparring with Ryu. Ryu's teaser trailer was posted earlier and revealed that the series will premiere on the Machinima YouTube channel this May before arriving on television, on-demand, Blu-ray, and DVD.
Street Fighter: Legacy director and writer Joey Ansah is helming the series that began filming last July. Ansah launched a Kickstarter campaign last April, but he soon canceled the crowdfunding initiative after receiving full funding from unnamed supporters.
Ansah co-wrote the script for the new series with Christian Howard. Jacqueline Quella, who also produced Street Fighter: Legacy, is producing the series. Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono had announced the live-action feature-length series at San Diego Comic Con in 2012.
The series, set in Japan, is a coming of age story for Ryu and Ken, but will also feature Gōken, Gōki/Akuma, and Gōtetsu. Togo Igawa (The Last Samurai, 47 Ronin) plays Gōtetsu, while Mike Moh (Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, School Dance) plays Ryu. Akira Koieyama (Blood: The Last Vampire, 47 Ronin) is cast as Gōken, and Shōgen (Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler, The Shadow Inside) is performing as young Gōken. Gaku Space (Shake It Up!, How I Met Your Mother) plays young Gōki. Mark Killeen (The Game of Thrones, The Dark Knight Rises) plays Mr. Masters. Ansah and Howard are cast as Akuma and Ken, respectively. Hal Yamanouchi (The Wolverine, Push) plays Senzō.