Ong-Bak director working on new Tekken movie [UPDATE]

Actor Kane Kosugi says he will not in fact appear in a new Tekken movie.

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The 2010 Tekken movie. Image credit: .Movieman's Guide
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[UPDATE] Actor Kane Kosugi says on his website that he will not in fact appear in a new Tekken movie, but instead a non-Tekken movie with the temporary title Agent X.

The original story is below.

It looks like the critically panned live action Tekken movie is getting a prequel.

According to Japanese film site Cinema Today (translated via Kotaku), Tekken - A Man Called X will take place before the events of the 2010 original.

Prachya Pinkaew, previously responsible for Ong-Bak and The Protector, is lined up to direct the film.

Kane Kosugi is also said to be starring in the film. Kosugi also played Ryu in the Dead or Alive movie, a film that is mostly remembered for a scene where a nearly-naked Holly Valance beats up a host of assailants.

The original Tekken movie went straight-to-DVD in the US when it made its way over in 2011.

Tekken - A Man Called X joins a suite of other video games in the process of being adapted into movies, such as a new Hitman, Need for Speed, and Assassin's Creed.

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