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The success of the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter from earlier this year has helped other projects take a step forward in securing financing for their creative endeavors. Now, you may read "live-action Street Fighter" and let out a slight groan. You might think it's going to be another ho-hum parade of franchise characters battling their way through a cookie-cutter series of subplots. But before we proceed any further, here's a three minute short film that pits franchise staples Ryu and Ken against one another in battle in a forest. The film was produced and release three years ago by creators Joey Ansah and Christian Howard and has garnered over 4 million views on their official YouTube channel along with a 98.7% approval rating. Now the creators of the...
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The creators of "Street Fighter: Legacy" are looking for help to fund their next project, the Capcom-approved "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist."
Joey Ansah and Chris Howard are two guys who apparently really, really love "Street Fighter." So much so, that after completing and releasing "Legacy" about three years ago, with the help of their producer Jacqueline Quella, the duo acquired the option for the franchise from publisher Capcom to produce "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist."
Since then, they've gone on to raise independent financing for their production budget, but now they're reaching out to the fan community for the £625,000 (nearly $1 million Usd) to get "Assassin's Fist" made. Ansah says that at this point, the scripts are complete and they've begun staffing up for the production as well as casting, bringing aboard veteran Japanese actor Togo Igawa ("The Last Saumurai), with production set to start later this year with a planned winter 2013 release. »
- Charles Webb
There are few video games that make me giddy with joy and none quite as much as "Street Fighter." Chun-Li's power kick was only part of the joy - I have magical memories about standing in front of the "Street Fighter II" arcade game for hours at a time - and when the Hollywood movies failed to live up to expectation, even the action sequences left a whole lot to be desired, it was a given that we'd never see a good Street Fighter movie. And then Joey Ansah came to the rescue. [Continued ...] »
Call it the “Veronica Mars” effect: after that movie got fans to donate over $3 million bucks to make a “Veronica Mars” stand-alone movie, the folks behind the “Street Fighter: Legacy” film have now opted to go straight to you, the fans of “Street Fighter”, to invest in getting their would-be film, “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist” made. It’s not entirely clear what Joey Ansah, the man behind the project, wants to do, though I think I’m reading that he plans a series of shorts, similar to the “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” web series. And if that goes over well, then they’d do a bigger-budgeted stand-alone film. Or something. According to Ansah: Christian Howard, Ken in ‘Legacy’ and ‘Assassin’s Fist’, and myself have spent the last 3 years writing. We began with a script treatment for the ‘World Warrior’ story line around Street Fighter II, which would »
Image Entertainment has unveiled the first poster and six new photos from The Numbers Station, following the trailer debut yesterday. Kasper Barfoed directs this intense thriller about a disgraced CIA agent (John Cusack) who is assigned to protect a code operator (Malin Akerman) at a top-secret "numbers station," where encrypted messages are sent and received. When the station is attacked by an unknown enemy, they must work together to stay alive. Take a look at the one-sheet and the photos featuring these two stars in action.
The Numbers Station comes to theaters April 26th, 2013 and stars Malin Akerman, John Cusack, Hannah Murray, Liam Cunningham, Lucy Griffiths, Bryan Dick, Richard Brake, Joey Ansah. The film is directed by Kasper Barfoed. »
The Numbers Station marks Danish director Kasper Barfoed’s English language debut, and he’s assembled a brilliant leading cast with which to do it in the form of John Cusack (High Fidelity) and Malin Åkerman (Watchmen).
The thriller will be arriving in Us theatres this spring, and now Yahoo Movies have debuted the first trailer and poster, giving us our first look at the film.
“After his latest mission goes disastrously wrong, veteran CIA black ops agent Emerson Kent is given one last chance to prove he still has what it takes to do his job. His new assignment: guarding Katherine, a code operator at a top-secret remote CIA “Numbers Station” where encrypted messages are sent and received. When an elite team of heavily armed assailants lays siege to the station, Emerson and Katherine suddenly find themselves in a life-or-death struggle against an unknown enemy. With the station compromised and innocent lives at stake, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Image Entertainment has unveiled the first trailer for director Kasper Barfoed's upcoming action-thriller The Numbers Station. John Cusack stars as black ops agent Emerson Kent, who is assigned a low-level job of guarding Katherine (Malin Akerman), a code operator at a top-secret "numbers station." Emerson must spring into action to protect Katherine when they are attacked by a unit of highly-trained soldiers. Take a look at the first footage, in theaters April 26.
The Numbers Station - Trailer
After his latest mission goes disastrously wrong, veteran CIA black ops agent Emerson Kent is given one last chance to prove he still has what it takes to do his job. His new assignment: guarding Katherine, a code operator at a top-secret remote CIA "Numbers Station" where encrypted messages are sent and received. When an elite team of heavily armed assailants lays siege to the station, Emerson and Katherine suddenly find themselves »
7 items from 2013
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