Doom Director to Helm Street Fighter Film

For you, the day Andrzej Bartkowiak was reported to be attached to the next Street Fighter movie was the least important day of your life. But for Hollywood trade publication Variety, it was Wednesday.

Bartkowiak (Romeo Must Die, Cradle 2 the Grave) claims previous game-to-film experience from his nuanced handling of the Doom adaptation and will direct a script by Justin Marks, who is currently also writing the upcoming Voltron and Masters of the Universe films. Filming on the Hyde Park-produced, Fox-distributed action film will begin next year.

As well as his directing credits, Bartkowiak boasts cinematographic experience on Speed, Nuts, and Gossip (sounds like a decent Shackmeet).

The film is already known to revolve around Street Fighter's Chun Li; actress Jessica Biel (Home of the Brave, Summer Catch, Stealth) was recently rumored to be a contender for the part. Earlier this year, developer Capcom announced its intention to bolster its relationship with Hollywood.

In a shocking and unusual twist on standard video game plot devices, the film's Chun Li will embark upon a "journey for justice." Specific details of the journey, such as its departure point, destination, and scheduled time, were not revealed.

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    September 6, 2007 4:53 AM

    Since there has already been a Street Fighter movie, does it make this one Street Fighter II (Hyper edition)?

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