I'll admit that I'm not loving the writing style on the blog for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li . Believe me, it's not easy to wade through all those descriptions of 'sweet footage' and sign-offs like "I'm out like a sonic BOOM" to get to the news (and I'm not the only one who feels this way). But that is why I'm here; I go through it so you don't have to. The site has just posted the first photo of Robin Shou (who despite a long and illustrious film career in Asia is best known here as Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat) as Gen. Shou plays a Kung Fu master who is also the mentor to a scrappy little gal known as Chun-Li (played by Smallville's Kristen Kreuk).

Legend will be doing away with the story set up in the 1994 film, and instead, Chun-Li is getting her very own origin story. Early reports had the action revolving around Li out for revenge for the death of her master, and there was also talk that the script would be pitting her against Hong Kong gangsters. But don't worry, Bison and some of his cronies are still getting some screen time.

There are also new interviews with screenwriter Justin Marks (Hack/Slash) and producer Ashok Amritraj (Boondock Saints) in full PR mode, praising the flick right and left. So even though Andrzej Bartkowiak's (Romeo Must Die) take might not be for the traditionalist, there are plenty of familiar faces making an appearance. Back for another round are a few classic characters including; Bison (played by Neil McDonough), Balrog (Michael Clarke Duncan), Vega (Taboo), and Nash (Chris Klein). Shooting is still underway on location in Thailand, China, and Canada, and the film will arrive in theaters in 2009. Now if they could just do something about that blog.
categories Movies, Cinematical