Variety is reporting
that one helping of live-action Street Fighter
just wasn't enough, Hollywood is going to try again. Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom have signed on Andrzej Bartkowiak to direct a new movie of Street Fighter
... but here's where it actually gets good. Variety says his credits include Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds
and Cradle to the Grave
. What they fully neglect to mention is that Bartkowiak directed another video game-based movie: DOOM!
Yes, the man who directed DOOM
is going to helm the new Street Fighter
movie, which will apparently follow Chun Li on a "journey for justice." Can't you just feel The Darkness
swelling up inside of you to stop this? The original Street Fighter
movie starring Jean-Claude "muscles from Brussels" Van Damme earned $33 million. It also starred Raul Julia (Addams Family
movies, Kiss of the Spider Woman
) in one of his last roles ever -- that was the real tragedy. Hyde Park just finished a couple movies you will probably never hear of. Place your bets now if this Street Fighter
movie will actually be worse than the original, which would seriously be an accomplishment.