If your a regular on this site, you know how much I’ve been complaining about the craptastic marketing being done for Dragonball:Evolution, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, and Streetfighter: The Legend of Chun Li. Granted none of these movies look like they’re going to blow me away with their content, but the lack of studio support is disturbing. Another prime example of lackluster promotion comes to us from the live action adaptation of Tekken. Yes, you read that right! A lot of people didn’t know about this one and I wonder why? News regarding this movie is hard to come by so imagine how surprised I was when I discovered two production stills over at FirstShowing.net! Check out a photo of Jin Kazama (Jon Foo) and Kara (Mircea Monroe) after the jump.
Tekken is being directed by Dwight H. Little (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Marked for Death, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid) and is based on Namco’s popular series of fighting games, which first debuted in 1994. The story will follow Jin, who enters the “King of Iron First” tournament in order to avenge the death of his mother that he blames upon Tekken’s powerful and controlling chairman, Heihachi Mishima.
The cast boasts of a lot of familiar faces which include Hellboy II: Curse of the Golden Army alum, Luke Goss. As of yet, an official release date hasn’t been set for the film. We just know it’s going to hit theaters sometime this year…..hopefully.
Are you interested in seeing Tekken on the big screen?