Tekken to Become Hollywood’s Next Game-to-Movie Victim

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Namco’s seminal 3D fighting series Tekken, will be made into an action movie in the not too distant future.

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Coming to a cinema near you - Jin
Coming to a cinema near you - Jin
The Reporter, erm, reported, “Following the global success of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Crystal Sky has nabbed the rights to make a $60 million film version of Tekken, one of the most successful video game franchises in the world, in association with Japan's Gaga Communications and the game's maker, Namco.” Fairly conclusive, eh?

Apparently, the rights for the movie were secured following a bitter bidding war, as explained by Crystal Sky President and CEO Steven Paul. “Tetsu Fujimura, CEO of Gaga, and I, have wanted to make a big commercial movie together for a long time," he said. "I have had a long and wonderful relationship with him and Masaya Nakamura, Chairman of Namco, for over 12 years now. The time was right, and Tekken was the perfect game to pursue our dreams together.”

The Tekken series has shifted over 18 million games since the series first broke out of the arcades with Tekken 4 looming for PlayStation 2.

More as we get it.


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