Heading into AFM, Content has sold worldwide online rights for Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist to a major global online channel for a short first window.
In other key territory deals for subsequent rights and windows, Funimation has acquired the UK, Australia, US, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Scandinavia; Polyband has taken German-speaking Europe and Benelux; Daro has taken central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Middle East; Thailand has gone to IPA Asia; Portugal to Lusomundo and South Korea to Sonamu.
Content is handling worldwide sales on the film for all media, which marks fight choreographer Joey Ansah’s directorial debut. Ansah leads the cast in the adaptation based on Capcom’s underlying property.
The martial arts live-action film is in post and follows the formative years of iconic characters Ryu and Ken, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as Ansatsuken (Assassin’s Fist).
Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is produced by Assassin’s Fist Limited (UK) in association with Lonely Rock Productions, Gloucester Place Films, Evropa Film and Capcom USA, Inc. Jacqueline Quella serves as producer.
“We’re tremendously excited to present this extraordinarily valuable property to our worldwide clients,” said Content’s Jamie Carmichael, whose team will show footage at the market.
“Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is breaking new ground with its aggressive distribution plan, and we’ve been thrilled to see that distributors have been fighting to get on board.”