Tekken prequel film coming from Ong Bak director

Prachya Pinkaew to direct Tekken: Rise of the Tournament with an eye toward domestic theatrical release, will cast unknown actors instead of stars.

The Tekken live-action feature film is getting a follow-up from one of the most acclaimed martial arts movie makers of the past decade. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ong Bak director Prachya Pinkaew has signed on to helm Tekken: Rise of the Tournament.

Jon Foo in the original 2010 version of Tekken.

Rise of the Tournament will be a prequel to the 2010 live-action film Tekken, which starred Jon Foo as Jin Kazuya and recapped his entry into the franchise's ongoing Mishima family feud. While the report mentioned no casting decisions, it did say the film will be eschewing stars in favor of actors who more closely resemble their in-game counterparts.

Production company Crystal Sky Pictures is hoping a get a domestic theatrical release for the film this time around, but nothing has been finalized yet. There is also no word on a script or release date for the project.

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yinyang187
yinyang187

actually the fight scenes were decent. all or most were train martial artist. they need a bigger budget and better writers.

Norrie91
Norrie91

The first one sucked and this one will too.Unless Tony Jaa is gonna be The Fight Choreographer they should just leave it the hell alone.Just the fact that the DOA Movie was better pretty much says it all.

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

I repeat Pinkaew had no say in the ong bak fights, Tony Jaa was responsible for them all. So unless tony jaa is responsible for the  fight scense  please dont do it.

 

And even if Tony jaa choreography the fights in the movie like he did for ong bak, I wouldn’t want his name even attached to any game based  fighter turned movie cause they all windup sucking.

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

I think it draw been the tekken movie and the DOA movie on which was worse. come to think of it the both sucked ass both should of never seen the light of day.

 

Now as for the this director, I love the guy hell i loved the ong bak movies. Tho Pinkaew had no say in any of the fighting in those movies, That was all Tony Jaa, and Tony Jaa put Jackie Chan,Jet Li And all the other to shame.

 

But ya for the love god please dont make another tekken movie, or hell and game based fighter into a movies as they all SUCKED

BSEE10
BSEE10

ROFL!!!! I CAN'T STOP MYSELF FROM LAUGHING!!! AHAHAHA

NeoIostars
NeoIostars

uh... and why is this being made again...?

Ducez_III
Ducez_III

All I can say is, Prachya Pinkaew, do your best. Make the Tekken fans proud, because the first live-action movie was a disaster. 

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Yeah, cause it's not like the last THREE Tekken movies sucked or anything. 

VirtualTofu
VirtualTofu

Honestly, I feel the Tomb Raider franchise is the only films that felt like the video game series.  The only way you can possibly make a film series based upon a video game is to take Halo, God of War and Metal Gear Solid and turn them into films.  And maybe Splinter Cell.  Or Ghost Recon or Call of Duty.  You have to take something Hollywood usually depicts otherwise there is no way anyone should attempt to make a Gex movie or Rayman or anything unless it's CGI based.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

I confess I haven't seen the first one so.....I do like the idea of looking for a cast that resemble the characters though!

exedeath
exedeath

We can apparently see how many people here did not watch Ong Bak. This may be the greatest thing to ever happen. Tekken is one of the best fighting games around, and Ong Bak is easily in my top 10 movies ever made. Ong Bak is on Netflix, go watch it.

TheKokopelli
TheKokopelli

When are these idiots going to learn that video games do not make good movies and vise versa?  There is a REASON I do not go to the movies more than a few times a year.

 

Here's a project, straight on the heels of Battleship: Farmville - the Movie!  And for just $20.00, you too can have a paper cow on a stick.

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

Seeing as how the first one didn't even make a million dollars WORLDWIDE, one can clearly see the demand for a sequal.

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

Yeah, you know, if there are people willing to actually spend money producing dreck like this, I have a lot of beachfront property in Arizona that's I'd be willing to part with at a very resonable rate.

Uchiha_Sasuke1
Uchiha_Sasuke1

The Tekken game looks different  now. Did they just reduce the cg power or has it always been like this?

servb0ts
servb0ts

Why not make Tekken CG's? save money and 100X Better than anything a Directorthink he's doing right. lol

dag_fawzi
dag_fawzi

A TEKKEN movie should be 3D animation that is equal or better than the intro and the ending movies of the game quality, with all -or at least-  most of the characters involved, and to hell with the script and the story line, just give the iron-fist addicts the fierce fights with the original fighting moves they expect... and I can swear that any addicted TEKKEN player can be the director.

Shame-usBlackley
Shame-usBlackley

I just don't understand why anyone would want to watch a Tekken movie. I mean, the story/character backgrounds have always sucked in Tekken, so why would anyone even be interested? I'd rather just play some Tekken than watch a terrible interpretation of a terrible narrative.

jakerscythe
jakerscythe

Casting people by appearance means that you'll get people who can't act.

zzamaro
zzamaro

another film that will suck

DeathwachMarine
DeathwachMarine

Please just leave Tekken alone... I dont care who's directing it, writing it, choreographing it, just stop it.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Who the f**k is Jin Kazuya? last I remember Tekken only had one Jin and that's Jin Kazama.

JD_Escobar
JD_Escobar

I'm actually somewhat excited, if its the Ong Bak director then at least the action scenes will be good, though it may still be a terrible 'tekken' movie

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

if you haven't seen Ong Bak yet then you should watch it, It was a sick action film. I may actually watch this.

jecht_35
jecht_35

oh please god no, hasen't hollywood done enough to tekken already....:(

zaiwen
zaiwen

did i read it correctly? Jin Kazuya? LMFAO

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Why not do an animated film? then they'd be able to keep the look of the character and they could focus on the story......because people want to see the moves for real.....

Right, and that's why the first MK is still bashed to this day.....

Sonya did her leg grab, Sub Zero froze people, Scorpion had his "get over here!" spear and teleport, Johnny Kage kinda did his shadow kick, Liu Kang did his fireball at the end, Goro.....well he did his thing and Shang Tsung did his morphing thing and it had a good story....

Tekken had a horrible story, about as bad as Street Fighter but nothing comes close to Jean Claude Van Damm and Raul Julia doing their thing......

Even Tekken's creator didn't like the movie......

Just saying....didn't mean to go overboard.....

nurnberg
nurnberg

Although it was bashed by critics, I liked the Tekken movie.  It is very entertaining.

redskinStu
redskinStu

Ong bak was so awesome. remember the scene where those thugs are shooting at him near those gas cans? They explode, then Ong bak comes flying out of there ON FIRE and kicks that guy in head. Holy **** man, boku bada$$.

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

The only thing I liked about this movie was the chick that played christy... she's FREAKIN HOTT! The whole movie.. ehh..

cdragon_88
cdragon_88

I actually like the first movie!

 

 

........j/k...j/k....LOL

muppen
muppen

Because the first one was so good?

KFHEWUI
KFHEWUI

Prachya Pinkaew making a Tekken movie? Sweet! I love his movies.

 

I wonder if any of the other Ong Bak team is involved.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

hmm Ong Bak epicness Tekken: Rise of the Tournament oh plz god no 

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

plz take off the anna and ninna pornstars image that was awful its like watching really lame porn and i have to even pay to see this movie???? gee they can have their  own way of getting into the toournament without spreading their legs really take that off in the trailer it suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked!!!!

ZERO_X02
ZERO_X02

"Jon Foo as Jin Kazuya" should be "Jon Foo as Jin Kazama" Gamespot.

yeah_28
yeah_28

A good live action tekken movie can totally be done, the director and scripwriters just need to remember it has to be a martial arts movie were the quality of the choreography and variety of the styles are priority.

 

meedokicky
meedokicky

why not invest in another GC movie instead?

another one by Sato san :3 i loved TBV.

Legend002
Legend002

Jon Jones should play Jin Kazama, not Tony Fool.

ayanematrix
ayanematrix

 @dag_fawzi Well, there was that recent movie, Blood Resurrection, that came out with the updated version of Tekken Tag and Tag 2 demo. Sadly, while the graphics were nice, the story/plot was mostly garbage.

leviathan_wing
leviathan_wing

 @redskinStu   do you even know what ong bak means or what the entire movie was about?  because what you said sounds funny in a very unintentional way.

leimonides
leimonides

@yeah_28 that, and a strong visual representation of the characters. The look of them is part if the full package; part of the character of the character.

yeah_28
yeah_28

 @Legend002 lol why would tony jaa play jin in the first place? last i heard from him he left acting and he's completely different in appareance and style, just like jon jones, who is black and trained in specific mma style.

 

Jin should be played by true karate masters or students, like in the terrific film Black Belt, actually actors from that film would be excellent.

 

Tony jaa could only act as bruce in tekken

 

xtwodx
xtwodx

@Norrie91 @Sgthombre Tekken The Motion Picture (Animated), Tekken Live-action movie, and Tekken Blood Vengeance (the CGI one done for stores and the HD TAG1 free copy).... 

leimonides
leimonides

@leviathan_wing @redskinStu so, what does it mean?