'Doom' Director Enters 'Street Fighter'


Hyde Park and Capcom have recruited Andrzej Bartkowiak to bring his action expertise to a new version of "Street Fighter."

The long gestating video game reboot is set to begin production early next year with 20th Century Fox already onboard to direct.

Since it premiered in 1987, "Street Fighter" has become one of the most successful video game franchises of all-time, moving 25 million units and generating more than $1 billion in revenue, according to Variety.

A 1994 film earned dire reviews and minimal box office despite a cast that included Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Kylie Minogue and Ming-Na as Chun-Li.

The new film is believed to focus on the popular Chun-Li character and her quest for some sort of revenge.

"Street Fighter" is being brought back to the screen by Justin Marks, a young writer whose other upcoming toys-to-movies adaptations include "Masters of the Universe" and "Voltron."

Bartkowiak's directing credits include "Doom," as well as the interchangeable trilogy of "Cradle 2 the Grave," "Exit Wounds" and "Romeo Must Die." As a cinematographer, he shot films including "Speed," "Prizzi's Honor" and "Terms of Endearment."

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