Tekken Film to Officially Hit US


The live-action Tekken movie now has an official distributor for the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Joy of joys!

I’m going to be honest, here: I really have no idea what’s going on with the Tekken movie adaptation. First, we saw the trailer (seen here), and then we heard nothing until eight months later, when the creator of the videogame franchise said he’d hated it. So it had apparently been released at some point, somewhere in the world … but that somewhere hadn’t been here.

Well, that’s going to change. A company called Anchor Bay Films has picked up the distribution rights for the flick, and will be “widely” releasing Tekken in the US, New Zealand and Australia next year. I’m imagining that this will be a straight-to-DVD affair, since I can’t see anyone seeing this sort of thing in theaters.

That said, while Tekken game director Katsuhiro Harada may have hated the film, I’ve heard that it does have some fairly awesome action sequences, so it does have that going for it. And let’s be honest: It doesn’t look any more absurd than the Tekken games already are. This is the series with a boxing kangaroo and a kung-fu-fighting bear, remember?

“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,” said Anchor Bay Films president Bill Clark in the press release.

I suppose punching a kangaroo in the face does count as a kind of emotion, yes.

(Via MTV Multiplayer)

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