New Dead or Alive movie details

Impact Pictures adds Tecmo's Dead or Alive series to its list of video game-inspired movies currently in production.


The Hollywood Reporter has today confirmed that Impact Pictures is currently working on a movie based on Tecmo's Dead or Alive series of fighting games. The movie, which The Hollywood Reporter article describes as "Charlie's Angels meets Enter the Dragon," is scheduled for a fall 2004 release alongside the next Dead or Alive game.

The script for the $30 million movie is currently being written by J.F. Lawton, whose credits include Pretty Woman and Under Siege. Plot details are obviously scarce at present, but since the movie license includes Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball as well as the traditional fighting games in the series, the movie will unsurprisingly involve a fighting tournament on an exotic island with ample volleyball facilities.

We'll bring you more information on the Dead or Alive movie as it becomes available.

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