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.
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