More Street Fighter films likely to be released

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 18, 2010 at 3:13 p.m. PDT | Comments: 52
More Street Fighter films likely to be released In an interview given back in April 2010, at Capcom's Captivate, spoke with Capcom U.S.A. Vice President, Christian Svensson.

Svensson elaborates on why the most recent Street Fighter movie, Legend of Chun-Li, wasn't successful, and mentions that the "book is not yet done" on future films and video projects.

The latter comment about video projects may refer to SF: Legacy and SF: Beginnings End, which hadn't been revealed to the public when this interview was conducted, but the former statement means we'll probably be seeing another Street Fighter movie at some point.

Here's a healthy copy and paste.
Based on the fact that Capcom has had such success with the Resident Evil films, what do you think didn’t translate when it came to the two Street Fighter movies? You weren’t at the company for Street Fighter: The Movie, but you were for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.

Oh, my. There’s a book to be written there. This is where I have to be careful. Let’s just say there were a lot of people with different ideas as to what was the best route to take with that movie. A path was chosen, a result was had. I think there are some learnings internally that we’ve taken away from that experience. I think you’ll see some clever live-action stuff that will excite our fans at some point in the future, based on Street Fighter. Let’s just say that the book is not yet done on Street Fighter film and video projects.

Well, you get three strikes, so you have one more chance to get it right on the big screen.

Well, hopefully we get one right sometime in the future. There are more projects in the works.
Christian also went on to add this comment about the direction of the company.
What role do you see movies playing within the overall Capcom business model moving forward?

I think if you ask Haruhiro Tsujimoto, who’s our COO and President in Japan, the model he’s always put forward to us is the Marvel model. That is, Marvel’s business was comic books, but they have branched out and become a pop culture media company. I think that’s really the ultimate goal for Capcom in the long term. I don’t think it’s an easy path. It’s not an immediate path where this is going to happen, but we already do content expansion through a variety of media -- novels, comics, and soundtracks. All of that fun stuff expands and adds to the universe. We’ve done a fair number of motion pictures, both large and small. We’ve had other motion picture projects in development for a very long period of time – Devil May Cry, Onimusha, Dark Void -- some of which may come out, some of which never may see the light of day. That’s just the way Hollywood works. The goal is to be everywhere with your brand. Have your brand touch as many people as possible, but still be true to the fans ideally.

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