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:
Update: Movie trailer of Tekken now available!
“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…