Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment and video gamesdeveloper and publisher Capcom have set up a joint venture to adapt anotherfilm version of the hit game Street Fighter.
Thefeature will focus on Chun Li, the game's most popular character who embarks ona quest for justice.
Details of the story are being kept under wraps as the producersaim for a worldwide theatrical release in 2008 to mark the game's 20thanniversary. A previous Street Fighter movie was made in 1994 by Capcom with Jean Claude Van Dammeand Kylie Minogue in the cast.
"We are very excited about this partnership, which bringsCapcom's iconic Street Fighter universe and characters to its enormous fan-base in a large-scaletheatrical version," Amritraj said.
"We look forward to this new joint venture with Hyde Park, anindustry leader and innovator in producing quality movies," Capcom vice presidentand chief operating officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto added.
Osaka-based Capcom launched the Street Fighter series in 1988 andhas sold more than 25million console game units worldwide. Capcom's other titlesinclude Resident Evil, Devil May Cry and the Onimusha series.
Hyde Park Entertainment has a first-look deal at 20th Century Foxand a second-look at Disney. The company is in post-production on the SandraBullock thriller Premonition, which Sony will release in early 2007.
David Ellis' Asylum and James Wan's Death Sentence are also in post-production. Hyde Park's creditsinclude Shopgirl, Bringing Down The House, and Walking Tall.