While not much has been shared on the upcoming "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li", two of the action film's stars, Kristin Kreuk and Chris Klein, gave out bits of information about the movie as well as their experiences working for it. In an interview with Sci Fi Wire, the two gushed that "Chun-Li" stays true to the original video game.
On the red carpet for the Video Game Awards in Los Angeles over the weekend, Kreuk opened up first, explaining on what the new "Street Fighter" is all about. "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."
Klein, on the other hand, talked about his rogue Interpol agent character, Charlie Nash, and what brings Nash and Chun-Li together. "[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."
For their experience preparing for the film, the two recalled the time they have to train hard. Of the martial-arts moves, Kreuk shared, "We did a bunch of stuff. A lot of wire work, a lot of kung fu and tai chi stuff. I did some sword fighting, which I don't think is in the movie. It was awesome. We couldn't fit it in timewise."
Meanwhile, Klein has to deal with shooting guns and tactical training. "I got to work with [an] Australian counter-terrorism unit," the "American Pie" actor claimed. "And we went in, and they taught me how to shoot guns. I don't have a lot of experience shooting an M-16 rifle or a 9 mm Beretta, so it was a lot of fun."
"And Charlie Nash's weapon of choice is a 9 mm Walther P99. So I got to have some fun with that and shoot with that. And, actually, Moon Bloodgood, who plays another Interpol agent in Bangkok, Thailand, who Charlie teams up with, ... we got to do that. We got to shoot guns and do some tactical training." More on the interview can be read at Sci Fi Wire.
Adapted from the famous series of fighting video games by Capcom, "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" also stars Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog, Neal McDonough as Bison, Moon Bloodgood as Detective Maya Sunee, Taboo as Vega and many others. Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak using a script from Justin Marks , it will come out in U.S. theaters on February 27, 2009.