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.
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.