Tekken Movie

Director Dwight H. Little has been working on Tekken, the live-action movie adaptation of the video game of the same name. The film Tekken is starring John Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale, Cung Le, Darrin Dewitt Henson, and Luke Goss. The film should be released in 2010. A first movie trailer of Tekken has been shown at the American Film Market, but it hasn’t been released online yet. But you may still take a look to those two teaser posters of Tekken:

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Update: Movie trailer of Tekken now available!


Tekken Movie

“In the year of 2039, after World Wars destroy much of civilization as we know it, the remaining territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations; the mightiest of which is the Mishima Zaibatsu. In order to keep the masses down, Mishima sponsors the King of Iron Fist Tournament, or Tekken, in which fighters battle until one is left standing, who in turn will receive a lifetime of stardom and wealth. We are introduced to this violent world through the eyes of Jin Kazama who enters the tournament in order to avenge the death of his mother that he blames upon the Mishima Zaibatsu’s most powerful and controlling chairman – Heihachi Mishima. He knows that the only way to get close enough to Mishima to kill him is to win the tournament, but in doing so, he begins to uncover his own past and inner demons as well as exposing a dark underbelly to Tekken that threatens the very existence of humanity.”

The cast includes many actors with real skills in martial arts, but I’m not sure it will be enough to convince the fans to go watch the movie…

4 Responses - “Tekken Movie”

  1. xino

    I’m not sure, it does look true to the game, I mean same exact costumes, lookalike characters to the movie.

    As long as they don’t fark up the story or fight scenes, then this movie will be fine!

  2. Bolo

    You’re understandably wary, computer-game sourced movies are invariably bad. But this is slowly building good buzz. You might be surprised, we might finally get a good adaption of a decent franchise here!

  3. Riisa

    I’m having a feeling this movie is not going to be as bad as people think it might be. I have high hopes for this movie to be good even if the story is changed from the storyline from the game. But I don’t think it is. Maybe just a little. But hey, that shouldn’t hurt anyone. Besides, something HAS to change in a movie (but we don’t want as much as DB Evolution). It can’t be ALL the exact same as the game. This is how movies are supposed to be for an audience. Hope all goes well when we see the movie (or at least the trailer).

  4. Kylar

    This movie looks like its gonna be awesome. It may be different from the story in the game, but I’m sure it’ll still be brilliant. Fight scenes look epic, the women are hot, actors and actresses suit the characters. WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU EXPECT A MOVIE WHICH HAS THESE TRAITS?!
    Its a shame we didn’t see Kazuya, or Xiaoyu…
    At the end of the trailer….Jin in his alternate fighting clothes….AWESOME! Jin is the best…