Remember 1994's gloriously cheesy Street Fighter movie, starring none other than Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kylie Minogue? Of course you do! It not only remains memorable for its delightfully hammy performances, but also for featuring the late Raúl Juliá in his last on screen appearance. Watch the legend at work, playing the totalitarian super-villain M. Bison below:
There have been plenty of other attempts at adapting Capcom's seminal fighting game franchise to the screen, but few stand up against the gleefully camp original. That, however, might be about to change as a brand new five part miniseries, titled Street Fighter: Resurrection, will be Yoga Teleporting its way onto screens this March. Check out the cryptic teaser starring Charlie Nash, back from the dead:
Suicide Squad star Alain Mousi takes on the role of quiff enthusiast Charlie Nash, and of course fan favorites Ryu (Mike Moh) and Ken (Christian Howard) will also round out the ferocious roster.
The video-game-focused production studio Machinima is working closely with developer Capcom to ensure that Resurrection remains a faithful tribute to the rich fictional canon that inspired it.
The story will take place 10 years after the events of Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, "setting the stage" for the video game series's hotly anticipated latest installment, Street Fighter V. If you can't keep your Hadouken bottled up until the game's February release then look out for the beta, available on the PlayStation 4 and PC beginning on December 18.
As for Resurrection, that will air exclusively on the social platform go90 in March. We'll have to wait until then to find out if Street Fighter's return to live-action will be a knock-out or a dud.