Next up on the ‘game to movie’ adaptations is Tekken. The fighting game that first appeared in arcades in 1994, and then on Playstation’s in 1995. The success of the first game spawned 5 sequels, with a sixth in development. I have fond memories of playing the original, and just doing the same move over and over again until I got a K.O. and heard ‘Yoshimitsu…Wins!’. Unfortunately, that was the last Tekken game I played as I jumped ship to Nintendo for a couple of years. Anyway, we’ve had the teaser poster, all we needed now is a cast, and we may have that now. IESB have got the scoop.
IESB reader BOZZ, sent over some info from Production Charts dated January 10th. Details of the production including a synopsis and cast are listed. Remember, this is all rumored information until confirmed. Could be a load of horseshit. Here’s the rundown…
STATUS – February 5
LOCATION – Shreveport, Louisiana (6 weeks)
PRODUCER: Steven Paul – Benedict Carver – Tetsu Fujimura – Masaya Nakamura
DIRECTOR: Dwight Little
LP: Lampton Enochs
WRITER: Alan McElroy
CAST: Jon Foo – Sienna Guillory – Susie Amy – Andy Serkis – Chiaki Kuriyama – Nathan Jones – Takeshi Kaneshiro.
Based on the bestselling Japanese vidgame from Namco. In order to put to rest the ghosts of his past, Jin Kazama enters the Tekken tournament, a fierce and dangerous competition featuring the world’s best martial artists. Following close behind him is Lucas, an aging fight master looking to save Jin from his own inner demons. While on the surface Tekken appears to be the corporation of the future, Jin and Lucas expose a dark underbelly that could threaten the very threads of humanity.
This is not 100% confirmed so don’t take this as the truth and nothing but the truth. If it is true however, it looks like a great cast. There is word that the film will begin filming in February, but I would take that with a pinch of salt. What we do know however, is that the film will be directed by Dwight H. Little. Dwight is known for directing the epic sci-fi action thriller Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, and more recently, a couple of Prison Break episodes.
Lets not judge too quickly people.