Anacondas director helming Tekken movie

The long-awaited Tekken film adaptation appears to be on track once again, as Hollywood trade magazine Variety is reporting that the project has a director and a production start date. Helming the film will be Dwight Little, director of Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Steven Seagal's...

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The long-awaited Tekken film adaptation appears to be on track once again, as Hollywood trade magazine Variety is reporting that the project has a director and a production start date.

Helming the film will be Dwight Little, director of Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Steven Seagal's Marked for Death, and Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home. In recent years, Little has focused on TV work, with stints on popular Fox shows like 24, Prison Break, and Bones. Production is scheduled to begin February 4 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

"The film plays out as a science fiction story set in the near future, about a rebel who rises up against the Tekken Corp. to seize freedom for his people," Little told the magazine. "It's a gladiator story, but the video game has a complicated enough storyline that it provides the template for a martial arts spectacular."

The Tekken film has been in the works since 2002, when production company Crystal Sky Pictures picked up the rights to it for a reported $60 million. After lying dormant in recent years, the project resurfaced in October when a teaser poster hit the Web.

Discussion

185 comments
Nikolasimo
Nikolasimo

I Care more about Tekken 6 than the movie... ffs when this game gonna be released???....

bonik
bonik

If this sucks then I'll never watch Hollywood crap again. If they screw up tekken like street fighter and mortal kombat, I'll be REALLY pissed off. If this is anything short of a kung fu movie, then the writers deserve a horrid death. How is the tekken story "complicated"? IT'S ABOUT PEOPLE FIGHTING AGAINST HAMATCHI. LEADER OF EVIL CORPORATION TEKKEN. Was that so hard? I'm asking you guys... Is that complicated? Or am I so much smarter than these hollywood retards? Why is this simple story complicated? Are they preaching to a bunch of autistic kids? Or did they test it on kids under the age of 4? F-ing retards I swear. Hollywood deserves to go bankrupt hard. I'de much rather tekken: the movie, be produced in asia. WHERE ALL THE GOOD KUNG FU MOVIES COME FROM. America can't create anything without explosions, they fall behind in every aspect and genre of cinema. Nothing good has come since matrix/lord of the rings. 3 years of **** movies... No wonder they're on strike

BlackBronx187
BlackBronx187

Cool, I wonder who's going to play Kazuya Mishima

PrinceFX
PrinceFX

awesuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wheelercub
wheelercub

High hopes have officially been dashed.... =(

Kenji_the_Wolf
Kenji_the_Wolf

Well this film is doomed now. "Anacondas" is proof that not just anyone should just get money to make a movie.

DJedi
DJedi

Just when you thought movies couldnt get worse...

UDarkling
UDarkling

By just reading the plot, I know its going to suck BAD!

Valkyrionmagna
Valkyrionmagna

Anacondas 2 and Free Willy are not movies that anyone can get excited over. I really worried about this movie. Hopefully it's better than the street fighter movie, because that made my eyes bleed. But only time will tell.

buttons2010
buttons2010

I think that one of the only games that could work as a film would be a Pixar version of Psychonaughts. Get the dude who directed Monster's Inc and it would be incredible! This would never happen though, not in a million years...

raze-boi
raze-boi

Oh god oh god... don't tell me that Jin is turning into an anaconda...

kelkimble2k4
kelkimble2k4

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and Free Willy 2?? OMG!!! Tekken movie is in big trouble.

Shenzu
Shenzu

Omg... i hope they dont ***k it with Tekken...

KSweeley1985
KSweeley1985

WTF.... $60 million to get movie rights and the only director they could get was the person who directed Free Willy 2....It's official Tekken is gonna suck...

htmn213
htmn213

There have been some good movies from videogames such as Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil and Silent Hill.

Dante865
Dante865

I knew it was gonna suck since i saw the poster..

gamesharrk
gamesharrk

oh god.... that guy probably never played the game. but i really hate for them to make the movie. because recently they made speed racer and it looks sucky. plus it's a game made in japan and they should never make a game into a movie. there hasn't even been any good game movies up to date in my opinion

Endogene
Endogene

It better have kuma with a bow!

jmartin1016
jmartin1016

Unfortunate. Somebody should tell these fellows that they are not making video games better, they are making movies worse. A similar situation to christian rock.

EnergyAbsorber
EnergyAbsorber

I would just like to know what actors are going to be in this movie. Hopefully that huge guy from the movie The Protector will be in this movie along with that caporia guy. They would make a perfect Eddy and Craig. And Jacky Chan would make a good Lei. That would be cool if Tony Jaa was in this as well.

Beth990
Beth990

Who knows what to expect. Its either going to be really amazing or its going to suck bad. There probably won't be an inbetween.

LPH79
LPH79

Hmm...i don't know what to say about this movie.... i guess all i can do is hope for the best but expect the worst...

colborn1000
colborn1000

yay another sh!tacular movie based on a game. Good job whoevermakes this crap

mustained13
mustained13

If you want it done right, have a Japanese company make it.

Ack_Im_empty
Ack_Im_empty

$10 says it beats the Dead or Alive movie sales!!!

goodemon
goodemon

It doesn't make any sense though, why would the group be called the Iron fist, and only one corporation called the Tekken corporation? Any Tekken fan knows that Tekken translated means "Iron Fist"

mr_quills
mr_quills

if they can make the fight scenes like mortal kombat 1 (not 2) then it could be a beast movie.

sieg6529
sieg6529

at least it is not going to be directed by Uwe Boll

Brotto
Brotto

Every game to movie i have seen so far was complete BS. Can they just use the games storyline for once!

fon1988
fon1988

Everyone has a problem with this movie already but it sounds like it might be cool, maybe it's because I'm not that big of a Tekken fan?

be_wrong
be_wrong

american directors tend to ruin most game to movie projects

enotlp
enotlp

I don't know what to say about this. Suckfest.

Billsco
Billsco

What's wrong with keeping video games, video games? If they were meant to be movies...THEY'D BE MADE AS MOVIES! And if they must make it...what's wrong with the story as it is? ...There are times when I truly hate Hollywood...there really are.

foeleaf
foeleaf

Im done, I guess theres really no hope for a good game movie anymore.

kerrman
kerrman

This one will get interesting. I'll see it, just because Tekken 3 was my favorite fighting game as a kid.

Vosseman
Vosseman

I can't wait to see this movie! The game has already everything in it to make it a great movie... it must be hard to screw this one up...

NoFear87
NoFear87

how the hell are they going to make even a decent tekken movie?! instant fail!

ManiacalCarrot
ManiacalCarrot

["The film plays out as a science fiction story set in the near future, about a rebel who rises up against the Tekken Corp. to seize freedom for his people," Little told the magazine.] Wow... He starts off confirming that he's going to butcher the storyline right away..

lamprey263
lamprey263

I think the big question is whether this will be better or worse than Street Fighter.

FireNForget
FireNForget

Oh I can see it now... Tekken starring Jean Claude Van Damme as Jin Kazama & Hulk Hogan as Jak If this isn't a train wreck in the making I don't know what is LOL!

pyire
pyire

yeah, you can't have to much expectations about the story of this kind of a movie.. And well, the director those not really increase this movies chances.

plainelmo
plainelmo

live action films simply ruin the imagination and integrity of perfectly fine gaming titles, when will the film industry learn to get things right. I smell an embarassment *cringe*

wormri
wormri

Hitman movie disappointed, so did DoA, Mario Bros., and many more... dammit, I hope at least the MGS movie will be good, and use the actual storyline from the game, and the composer too :P (Go Harry Gregson!)

NotAFurry
NotAFurry

And yet he can't tell a difference between a CD-ROM and a hard drive... (in Anacondas, a character says "Hard drives ruined!" while holding a CD-ROM, classic)

joey2010
joey2010

Tekken should remain Tekken. All these things will be blatant failure...

ctg867
ctg867

Anacondas, Steven Segal, and Free Willy scares me. But 24, Prison Break, and Bones is a totally different story. What a weird combination of crappy movies and great TV shows eh?

volumesoxxs
volumesoxxs

At first I was worried but once I saw it was the director from Free Willy 2 I know this will be a smash hit...