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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
12/16/08 SCI FI Wire reported that Kristin Kreuk and Chris Klein, stars of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, said the film remains true to the video game on which it's based.  Kreuk plays the title character and said Chun-Li's origin story is drawn from the game.  "It's about the character Chun-Li," she said. "It's her origin story from when she was a little girl. She loses both of her parents. Her father is taken away. She doesn't know that, and she goes on a revenge journey and then eventually finds a teacher, a master to help her overcome her emotional attachments to getting her revenge so that she can actually see a greater good, and then go forth and fight from there."  For his part, Klein plays Charlie Nash, a rogue Interpol agent. "[He's] an American," Klein said. "Chasing after the villain in our movie, Bison, played by Neal McDonough. Kristin's character, Chun-Li, and I discover we're after the same bad guy. So we team up a little bit, and heroic adventures ensue.  Kreuk said she had to train hard to perform her character's martial-arts moves. "We did a bunch of stuff.  A lot of wire work, a lot of kung fu and tai chi stuff. I did some swordfighting, which I don't think is in the movie. It was awesome. We couldn't fit it in timewise."  Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li will be released Feb. 27, 2009.


03/20/08 - Neal McDonough has joined the cast of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, the film adaptation of the popular Japanese video game.  McDonough will play the powerful and elusive villain Bison, the sworn enemy of the film's heroine Chun-Li.  Andrzej Bartkowiak directs a script penned by Justin Marks. The cast includes Moon Bloodgood, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein and Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas.    2008