Anchor Bay Picks up Tekken Movie for U.S. Release


Looks like U.S. fans of the “Tekken” game will be able to see Dwight Little’s live-action movie version in theaters after all. Anchor Bay Films has announced that they’ve acquired the film for U.S. theatrical release (set for sometime in 2011), though it’s unclear how wide the film will go before battling its way to VOD and DVD, as is usually the case with these made overseas action movies.

For those who can’t wait that long, the film has been out on import DVD since October. You can get it here.

Set in a dystopian future where corporations have replaced governments, the fantasy action movie focuses on the Iron Fist Tournament where fighters battle each other to death until only one is standing. A young fighter with a dark secret enters this deadly competition with the aim to avenge his mother’s death and confront his evil dad and grandpa. Dwight Little (Brandon Lee’s Rapid Fire) directs an ensemble cast that includes Jon Foo (House of Fury), Luke Goss (Hellboy II), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat), and Cung Le (Bodyguards and Assassins).

I found the film to be much better than I had expected. It’s certainly a lot better than fellow game-to-movie “King of Fighters”, which was just abysmal. If you were to see one game-to-movie adaptation this year, “Tekken” is undoubtedly the better choice.

Trailer for the film:

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  • Simon Bully

    fight choreography was by Cyril Rafaelli and his team from District 13 etc, not Dion Lam

    Sadly something seemed to go wrong between the shooting and the release, as the behind the scenes thats on youtube shows better action that what you see in the movie

  • ULIK

    HE,should have been Goku.

    • Dedpool aka Jiinx

      John Foo? That’d oulda worked? He’s young and can actually fight.

      • Dominique

        I watched the entire film on YouTube and I have to say I was impressed. While it still can’t touch MORTAL KOMBAT and STREET FIGHTER in my opinion, it was only marginally more enjoyable than DEAD OR ALIVE and definitely light years better than KING OF FIGHTERS and STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI.

    • Dedpool aka Jiinx

      John Foo? That’d oulda worked? He’s young and can actually fight.