There's been countless attempts to make Street Fighter a property beyond just the games we know and love.
There's been a number of films (one of which included Jean-Claude Van Damme as Guile, and another one that saw Bison played by Neal McDonough from Band Of Brothers), animated movies, and a web series - and now, a live-action TV series based on the most recent web series.
Deadline reports that the creative team behind Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist and property holders Capcom have signed a deal with eOne to produce a live-action TV series. In the announcement statement, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono explained that "(after) a long search, guided by the team behind Assassin’s Fist, we are delighted to be partnering with a company with the outstanding TV experience of Mark Gordon and eOne. They have the credentials to help us launch a faithful adaptation of Street Fighter as a major TV series."
Meanwhile, eOne's Mark Gordon said that a "particular strength of Street Fighter is the wide range of ethnically diverse characters and powerful women featured in the game. It will allow us to build an inclusive and engaging TV universe."
There's no word yet on what TV studio the series will end up on or whether the original cast from Assassin's Fist are staying on, but it's going to be pretty odd seeing a Street Fighter TV series after so many years.
That said, nothing can be odder than seeing respected thespian Raul Julia playing M. Bison and Kylie Minogue playing Cammy.