One of the most successful video game franchises of all time is hitting the big screen in 2011.
Anchor Bay Films has acquired U.S. and Australia/New Zealand distribution rights to ‘Tekken’ from Steven Paul’s Crystal Sky Pictures. They plan on releasing the movie in the U.S. in 2011. Bill Clark, the President of Anchor Bay Entertainment, had the following to say:
“The Tekken video game franchise has sold millions of copies over the past decade. Crystal Sky has invested millions in the production, making sure they were able to convey not only the incredible fight scenes, but also the emotional journey of the main character, Jin. We’re pleased to be able to partner with Crystal Sky Pictures to offer this film to the current and future fans of Tekken. We know how much anticipation there is for this film.”
The film will star Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale, Luke Goss and Gary Daniels, and will feature real fighters and martial artists like Roger Huerta, Cung Le & Lateef Crowder. The film’s stunt coordinators tried to make the fight scenes as close to the video game as they possibly could.
Dwight Little, the director, previously directed ‘Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid’ & ‘Murder at 1600’, among other films.