Okay, lets be honest here; the DVD-movie Tekken was one of the worst movies. EVER. Seriously now, Jin was in love with Christie? What the bloody F. The only good thing about that abomination was the fight between Eddy and Raven. Although the fight choreography was awful, those two characters resembled those of the Tekken games, so it was kind of cool watching them. Apart from that though… man, that was a really bad movie. Not as bad as the King of Fighters movie, but still.
Thankfully, everything can change with the new Tekken movie that will be directed by Prachya Pinkaew, the man behind the amazing Thai movie, Ong Bak. That was revealed by Crystal Sky’s CEO, Steven Paul, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. According to Paul, this new Tekken movie will be called Tekken: Rise of the Tournament and will be a prequel to the 2010 movie Tekken.
What’s really interesting here is that there won’t be big stars, but actors who look like the characters in the video games.
Paul wants a theatrical release for this new Tekken movie, although no deal is in place as yet.
Lets hope that it won’t be as awful as most movies that are based on video games. And for crying out loud Pinkaew; do not exclude from the roster Hwoarang. Yeah we know, it’s doubtful since this will be a prequel (that will most probably concentrate on the events that took place in the first two Tekken games) but one can always hope, right?