Street Fighter film and TV rights acquired by Legendary

Street Fighter

A new report confirms the rights for Street Fighter films and TV have gone to Legendary, the production company most known for recently for Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong.

They will work directly with Capcom for future projects based on the popular fighting game franchise, which is set to have its latest iteration later this year with Street Fighter 6.

Legendary continues to build upon their portfolio of potential video games adaptations with this acquisition. Previously they have produced films such as Detective Pikachu, with a sequel set to release in the future, and upcoming Duke Nukem film.

Street Fighter is no stranger to live-action movie adaptations. They have seen the release of the the 1994 film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and the 2009 release of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li with Kristin Kreuk playing the title character.

Both films were received poorly critically, though the former was successful in the box office and has become a cult classic. Legendary hopes to reverse that trend as video game adaptations have seen more success in recent years with Sonic the Hedgehog and The Last of Us adaptations.

Meanwhile for video games, Street Fighter 6 is set to launch on June 2nd, 2023 across Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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