New, Blurry Trailer for Live-Action Tekken

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A new, albeit entirely too blurry trailer for Dwight Little’s live-action “Tekken” movie has found its way online. I’ll be honest with you, the voiceover narration is painful, and shots of Jon Foo screaming “No!!!!!!!!!!” had me cringing. One thing to note about “Tekken”, though: the fight choreography is by Cyril Raffaelli, the Frenchman from the “District 13″ films, and there are some nifty parkour to be found in the movie in the early goings.

“Tekken” has already opened in Japan and parts of Asia, and is due out on DVD August 11, 2010. Stateside fans of “Tekken” will have to grab the import DVDs if they want to see their favorite game come alive onscreen.

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 aging 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.

Starring Luke Goss, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Chiaki Kuriyama, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Jon Foo, Gary Daniels, Kelly Overton, Cung Le, Ian Anthony Dale, Lateef Crowder, Mircea Monroe, Tamlyn Tomita, Candice Hillebrand, and directed by Dwight H. Little.

Get more images and videos in our “Tekken” preview page.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Looks decent and as you said has the best fight coreography for a fighting game adaptation since the Mortal Kombat franchise.

    Tagawa as Heihachi looks pretty good. SO did Yoshimitsu, and most of the other characters. I look forward to seeing it. Is there no US release on DVD planned?

  • Zaphod

    Sadly the film fails to live up to any expectation

    Caught the film during its Indonesian cinema release

    Whatever good action was staged by Cyril and his team, and then performed by Jon Foo, his stunt double and the various fighters goes to waste

    Feels like someone came in during post and re-edited the action, the Jon Foo Vs Cung le fight features some of the most terrible editing of all time, lets cut to an insert of a foot kicking a head, in ridiculous slow motion with no reaction

    King of Fighters will also hit Indonesian screens shortly, got a feeling it is also going to disappoint

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    That movie will be “Legend of Chun-Li” terrible. I mean they completely changed the plot, and the look of the characters is week. Terry Bogard a CIA agent with a bubble vest? Uh NO!!!

  • B-Flash

    Funny that this is up because I just watch it today, all I got to say is FAIL.

  • Marc Ohhhh

    Yeah I watched this movie last night. It's not a bad movie, but pretty different from the story line from the series. I think the only thing that bothered me was Jon Foo's accent. I can't imagine Jin with a British accent.

  • Ilovemovie

    This is not a good movie,I already watched it. It's kind of lame the fight,and story line. But that girl in white outfit look hot though,that's about it.

  • vineefarm

    tekken was good, it didn't loss the feel that it is a movie about a fighting game, the visuals and the stage selection was well presented for me. sure lot of thing change but it was good none the less.. the beginning voice over was fresh for me so at first it was hard to swallow but then again it was alright.

  • poop

    the title of the movie shouldn’t be Tekken, supposed to be “boy out for revenge”..
    played the game also a Tekken fan so you can understand the criticism.. sadly the movie is a fail.. due to story and characters.. seriously when JW screamed “NOOOO” seeing his mother dead I had bad goosebumps.. and how he was thrown out from the explosion.. real bad I swear no drama was in that scene..it was pretty comic..

    one good thing is they made an effort putting the actual fight scenes into the movie..but you know you can’t really tell if you haven’t scene or played the game. I say there’s not much wow factor for the fight scenes though because of the added props such as weapons used.. it’s a hand to hand combat people..the only time someone had an actual weapon was “Alisa Bosconovitch” of Tekken 6 with her detachable head and chain saw hands.