Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 04 Oct 2009
Cert: Not Rated
Based on the hugely popular Video game franchise, this live action martial arts thriller follows Chun Li (Kristin Cheuk, Smallville), a young Asian woman skilled both in Piano and Wushu, telling her personal story and search for justice. Forced as a child to watch her father kidnapped by a gang of mobsters lead by M Bison (Neal Mcdonagh, Desperate Housewives), she vows revenge. Her quest begins with an ancient Chinese scroll that takes her to Bangkok where Bison now rules the streets as head of the Shadaloo Empire with his cohorts Balrog and Vega, spreading terror amongst the inhabitants. Under the tutelage of Master Gen, an ex member, she learns to harness her anger and become a truly formidable opponent. As the story unfolds we also see the story of her father, kept prisoner and given only glimpses of his daughter in photos, and the true treachery of Bison and the depravity he will sink to maintain his empire. Chris Klein (American Pie) and Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) co-star as the Interpol agents tasked with bringing down Bison’s mob, and Chun Li with them if she gets in their way. Building to a climactic showdown with all the fan favourites, Streetfighter is the first in a planned series of films exploring the video game mythology.