Street Fighter 1994
Image: Universal Pictures

Legendary has acquired the movie and TV rights to Capcom's classic fighting game Street Fighter and will work on future projects alongside its developer (as reported by The Hollywood Reporter and spotted by Nintendo Life).

The Street Fighter games got their start all the way back in 1987, in the arcades, but it wasn't until Street Fighter II: The World Warrior that the fighting series truly became a household name. Since then, it has generated a large collection of spin-offs and sequels, including the upcoming Street Fighter 6 which is due out in June later this year.

There have been a few Hollywood adaptations of the series in the past, including the infamous 1994 film starring Raúl Júlia, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Kylie Minogue; and a 2009 movie called Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, which had Kristin Kreuk in the lead. Neither really went over well with critics and audiences, so it will be interesting to see what path Legendary will try to take to win over the more skeptical among us.

Unfortunately, not much is known about Legendary's plans at the moment, but we'll keep you updated once more information becomes available.

What do you hope to see from a Street Fighter adaptation? Let us know in the comments!

[source, via]