The Tekken Movie is Actually Happening?

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According to Moviehole, the “Tekken” movie is finally happening. Or at least, it’s moving forward sufficiently enough for the production office to send out character breakdowns to casting directors. They also say that Dwight Little (“Anacondas”, “Murder at 1600″) is prepping the movie to go into production. As I recall, there was already a Tekken movie, only it was called “Avenging Fist” and was made in Hong Kong without permission, thus the change in the title. So what’s “Tekken” the game about?

Via Wikipedia:

Tekken is one of the earliest 3D fighting game franchises, with the first game applying many of the concepts found in Virtua Fighter by Sega.

As with many fighting games, players choose a character from a lineup, and engage in hand-to-hand combat with an opponent. It is primarily a competitive two-player series, but a human player can fight an AI-controlled character for practice or amusement.

Tekken differs from other hand-to-hand fighting games in some ways. Traditional fighting games are usually played with buttons which correspond to the strength of the attack, such as strong punch or weak kick. Tekken, however, dedicates a button to each limb of the fighter, making learning special attacks more of an intuitive process. The player could watch the animation on screen and figure out the appropriate command (if the character kicks low with their right leg, the move is likely to be executed by pressing down and right kick, or a similar variation). Traditional fighting games, such as Street Fighter, involve inputting commands as rapidly and accurately as possible, whereas Tekken slows the action down, emphasizing rhythm, strategy, and deception over speed.

Here are the character breakdowns:

Principal Photography Dates: November, 2007 (in Budapest, Hungary).
STORY: The film is based on the Namco videogame TEKKEN is a near future “Gladiator” style action film. It tells the story of Jin Kazama, a twenty-something street fighter who embarks on a journey to avenge his mother’s death at the hands of The TEKKEN Corporation and its CEO Heihachi Mishima. Jin travels a hero’s journey into the heart of TEKKEN city and the Ironfist fighting tournament,which is the greatest mixed martial arts competition in the world. He discovers his true identity and fulfils his destiny as the rightful heir to TEKKEN.

Breakdown– Jin: Early 20s, tough for his age and has a developed physical presence. He is Asian, or Asian/American, a fine actor and also a natural athlete and/or martial arts practitioner. Jin should feel more man than boy and ideally have a bit of an edge, garnered from living his early life on the streets. Jin will have complex emotional scenes to play and must be convincing both as an actor and athlete. Jin Kazama is the star and lead character in TEKKEN.

Notice that the sheet has the start of production as November 2007.

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  • Bruce Darren Acosta

    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON THE TEKKEN FILM.

    What the hell is going on here,Dwight H Little is directing the Tekken movie this
    is real bulls**t man and the story will be based on Jin Kazuma this article from the Moviehole site is all false and the
    script need to be rebooted to be based around Kazuya Mishima and the characters from Tekken 2.
    Little should stick to directing Prison Break and the live action Tekken film should be directed by Ronny Yu so what’s wrong with Ronny Yu directing the motion picture and the film should be produce by
    some other Japanese production studios.
    Come on you Tekken fans lets start talking on the Tekken film to focus on Kazuya and the characters from Tekken 2
    and the actors from Hong Kong will be
    starring in the film alone with the casting calls.

    Thank You.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA.

  • http://n/a Bruce Darren Acosta

    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON THE TEKKEN FILM.

    What the hell is going on here,Dwight H Little is directing the Tekken movie this
    is real bulls**t man and the story will be based on Jin Kazuma this article from the Moviehole site is all false and the
    script need to be rebooted to be based around Kazuya Mishima and the characters from Tekken 2.
    Little should stick to directing Prison Break and the live action Tekken film should be directed by Ronny Yu so what’s wrong with Ronny Yu directing the motion picture and the film should be produce by
    some other Japanese production studios.
    Come on you Tekken fans lets start talking on the Tekken film to focus on Kazuya and the characters from Tekken 2
    and the actors from Hong Kong will be
    starring in the film alone with the casting calls.

    Thank You.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA.

  • Ryan

    I only hope that this tekken movie is sooooooo much better than the corny, cheap, second rate dead or alive movie

  • Ryan

    I only hope that this tekken movie is sooooooo much better than the corny, cheap, second rate dead or alive movie

  • Naz5132

    I am wid bruce wen he says they shud focus on kazuya, but tekken 3 was one of the best one, probably the best, jin kazama myt not b soo bad, on on casting calls, i think ‘Takeshi Kaneshiro’ shud be Jin Kazama, he is a japanese actor hu starred in films such as ‘House of flying daggers’ chek his films out on imdb..

  • Naz5132

    I am wid bruce wen he says they shud focus on kazuya, but tekken 3 was one of the best one, probably the best, jin kazama myt not b soo bad, on on casting calls, i think ‘Takeshi Kaneshiro’ shud be Jin Kazama, he is a japanese actor hu starred in films such as ‘House of flying daggers’ chek his films out on imdb..

  • arvin

    why can’t they ever stick to the original story. i mean,is it really that hard? i am certainly not going to get my hopes up. i’ll expect something similar to that DOA movie.

  • arvin

    why can’t they ever stick to the original story. i mean,is it really that hard? i am certainly not going to get my hopes up. i’ll expect something similar to that DOA movie.

  • Brendan Law

    I finally find out that Stephen Chow or Chan Kwok Kuen(SHAOLIN SOCCER) is going to be in Tekken movie. Law-Stephen Chow/Chan Kwok kuen… I think they have the same martial art poses and styles as they resemble Bruce Lee. I hope they will be in the movie… coz they are very famous martial art actorsin Hong Kong. I will be watchng it if STEPHEN CHOW and CHAN KWOK KUEN are working on this movie.

  • http://Www.Jackson_yong@hotmail.com Brendan Law

    I finally find out that Stephen Chow or Chan Kwok Kuen(SHAOLIN SOCCER) is going to be in Tekken movie. Law-Stephen Chow/Chan Kwok kuen… I think they have the same martial art poses and styles as they resemble Bruce Lee. I hope they will be in the movie… coz they are very famous martial art actorsin Hong Kong. I will be watchng it if STEPHEN CHOW and CHAN KWOK KUEN are working on this movie.