Capcom reveals Street Fighter’s movie cast

Capcom has revealed the cast for their upcoming videogame driven movie project, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Distributed by 20th Century Fox, the movie is set to release sometime in 2009.

As the movie title suggests, the storyline will be based around Chun-Li, a character introduced in Street Fighter II. She was the first female playable character in a 1 on 1 fighting title, and due to her lightning fast attacks and attractive female attributes, she became a fan favorite.

Confirmed Cast Members:

Chun Li will be played by Kristen Kreuk from TV’s Smallville.
Balrog will be played by Michael Clarke Duncan from The Whole Nine Yards.
M. Bison will be played by Neal McDonough from The Guardian
Vega will be played by Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas.
Charlie Nash will be portrayed by Chris Klein from the America Pie trilogy.
Gen will be played by Rick Yune from The Fast and the Furious.

Even though the movie will be released in 2009 (first game released in 1987), its purpose is to commemorate the franchises 20 year anniversary (and make lots of money). We only hope that they learned from their last attempt, and it doesn’t disappoint as bad as 1994’s Street Fighter staring Jean-Claude Van Damme.