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Van Damme Accused of Obstructing the Filming of Street Fighter

MOVIE NEWS – The director of the film makes public the problems of addiction of the protagonist of the film that adapted the popular Capcom franchise.

The problems of the Street Fighter movie did not end with the fidelity to the original Capcom video game. Speaking to The Guardian the director of Street Fighter: The Last Battle, Steven E. de Souza, details how difficult it was to shoot with its protagonist, the Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.

According to de Souza, Van Damme, who played Guile, consumed large quantities of cocaine during production, worth “10,000 dollars a week”. The director details that the actor was absent without permission of the shooting on enough occasions, complicating the agenda of the project, and that their relationship was frankly wrong.

The assistant director, Keith Heygate, points out that Van Damme “was an interesting man, but it was challenging to work with him, there are many stories that I can not share”. On the contrary, the director remembers willingly the singer and actress Kylie Minogue, who gave life to Cammy, of which Heygate highlights his professionalism, and the late Raúl Juliá, who played Bison in this adaptation, and who already suffered severe health problems, despite what he strived remarkably every day of filming.

The original article gives data about the production of the film and the challenge for the team to work in some of the most exotic locations in Thailand. Having already passed more than 20 years since its release, and regardless of the quality of the appointment, this adaptation of Street Fighter is an essential chapter in the three decades of history of this series of Capcom, which currently celebrates its anniversary with Street Fighter 30th Anniversary.

SOURCE: The Guardian

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