Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tekken Teaser

A live action movie adaptation of the fighting game Tekken has been tackled by Director Dwight H. Little. The film is starring an ensemble cast headed by John Foo, besides Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale, Cung Le, Darrin Dewitt Henson, and Luke Goss. It will will be released sometime in 2010.

Here's the first teaser poster of Tekken:
(Click on a poster to enlarge it.)
Teaser poster of Tekken the 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."

Most movie adaptations of games and mangas have been plagued with poor quality so far, and fans get disappointed more often than not (just think about DB, Street Fighter and so on...). But there is some hope that the movie Tekken could get rid of that curse because the cast includes many actors with real skills in martial arts.

Hope to get more information about this live action Tekken movie soon!