Tekken The Movie: Japanese Poster Revealed

Posted by Grey Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hold your breath, it's the movie adaptation of everybody's favorite fighting game ever... Prepare for Tekken, the movie.

We have earlier raised the terrifying Uwe Boll Alert, when covering the absolutely crappy-looking movie adaptation of 2D fighting game classic, King Of Fighters. And now it's our favorite fighting game ever, Tekken's turn.

Before we go on, let's take a look at the newly released poster for Japan.

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If you took an extra close eye on the bottom of the poster, you would have noticed the other characters that will be featured in the movie. Let's have a look at the casting:

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While the above picture give you a rough idea of the casting,let's not jump the gun and rant about wrong casting for now, or at least after checking them out in their respective character's garb. (And as an update over the earlier picture featuring the ensembled cast, Chiaki Kuriyama (incidentally the actress whose most remembered as Kill Bill's meteor hammer-swinging Gogo Yubari) will not be in the movie as planned.)

Jon Foo as Jin Kazama
Ian Anthony Dale as Kazuya Mishima
Gary Daniels as Bryan Fury
Marian Zapico as Anna Williams
Cung Le as Marshall Law

While Kazuya looks a little different and I'll much preferred the Jin featured in the poster, we will have to admit all seemed pretty well, for now.

Guess we'll have to wait for the trailer before letting go of that crossed fingers. In the meantime, the film distributor have put up an introduction of the film at their site. Let see what they have to say:

Based on the long running and highly successful Namco video game franchise of the same name, TEKKEN is a high-octane, action packed thriller written for the screen by Alan McElroy (Spawn, The Marine) and to be directed by Dwight Little (Anacondas, Murder at 1600) with fight choreography tentatively by Dion Lam (Spider-Man 2, Doom, Red Cliff)

Set in 2039, the film promises non-stop high flying action as the greatest fighters from around the world come to compete in the last and greatest sporting event of all time, the Fist Tournament. After World Wars destroy much of civilization as we know it, the remaining territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations the mightiest of which is Tekken. In order to keep the masses down, Tekken sponsors the Iron Fist Tournament in which fighters compete to the death for ultimate glory and receive a lifetime of stardom and wealth.

We are introduced to this violent world through the eyes of Jin Kazama, a street fighter that enters the tournament in order to avenge the death of his mother that he blames upon Tekken's powerful and controlling Chairman, Heihachi Mishima. He knows that the only way to get close enough to Mishima to kill him is to win the tournament. With the help of Lucas, an ageing Iron Fist Champion and fight trainer, Jin makes his way through the tournament, but in doing so, he begins to uncover his own past and inner demons as well as exposing a dark underbelly to Tekken that threatens the very existence of humanity.

With futuristic and imaginative sets, a compelling story, and fight sequences combining fighting styles from all over the world. TEKKEN is in line to become one of the greatest action films of all time.


Greatest action films of all time? Tall order to fulfill. As long as it doesn't suck as hard as Jean Claude Van Damme's suckass epic, Street Fighter or its pathetic excuse of a shot at redemption relaunch, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, or even the next inevitable suckass game-to-movie adaptation epic, King Of Fighter.

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