According to Asian Movie News, Gordon Chan will be directing 'The King of Fighters' Movie starting 2008. Although his 2003 movie 'The Medallion' with Jackie Chan wasn't exactly Grade A material, the movie was decent. Hopefully, Gordon's directing ability has improved since then; we don't want suffer from another disaster. Remember the Live-Action 'Street Fighter' Movie directed by Steven E. de Souza in 1994? How about 'Dead or Alive' directed by Corey Yuen just recently in 2006? Both of them were dreadfully atrocious, absolutely disgraceful and definitely a load of bull. Only John R. Leonetti's 1997 'Mortal Kombat' has (so far) been the best movie for the Fighting-Game genre. If such a thing like that happened in history, then there is a chance for this next Fighting-Game based movie to be a great success.
What I'm looking for in 'The King of Fighters' Movie:
1. The story plot.
Good: Involves the entire story of King of Fighters between 1995 and 1997. Involving the Orochi Saga only, no NESTS saga.
Bad: Begins with the final battle of the King of Fighters 1997 tournament, somehow tell the story of NESTS, the Kyo Clones and focus on the rivalry between Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami. (Trying to explain everything in one movie is impossible and an incredibly stupid thing to attempt.)
2. Actors and actresses that actually look like the characters.
3. Precision acting; after Gordon finds his cast, he has to make sure that those actors and actresses act like the characters in the game (minus the cruddy winquotes).
Any comments? Feel free to add on to the list.