Live-Action Street Fighter Series Gets Kickstarter Campaign
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Street Fighter: Legacy director and writer Joey Ansah launched a Kickstarter campaign on Monday for his live-action Street Fighter Assassin's Fist series that is currently in development. Ansah, who co-wrote the script for the new series with Christian Howard, is working to raise £625,000 (US$950,000) via the crowd-funding service. The Kickstarter campaign will end on May 3.
Ansah explained on the Kickstarter page that originally he had not intended on asking fans to help support the series' budget. He added that he has secured some independent funding for the series, but not enough to cover the entire production budget.
Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono had announced the live-action feature-length series at San Diego Comic Con last July.
The series will be set in Japan and will explore the history of Ken, Ryu, Gōken, Gōki/Akuma and Gōtetsu. The scripts for the series are completed, but filming on the series has not yet started. Ansah notes that the staff already has the principal members cast, and also been working on special effects for the series. Ansah and Howard confirmed that actor Togo Igawa (The Last Samurai, 47 Ronin) has been cast in the series.
Jacqueline Quella, who also produced Street Fighter: Legacy, is producing the series. The staff are aiming for a winter 2013 release of the project.