Tekken Movie Back on! Details Inside!

Hot potato movie rights settling down.

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Shot from Tekken 5
Shot from Tekken 5
Namco’s popular 2D fighting series Tekken looks like going celluloid at last, with the ongoing movie rights finally finding a home with Dimension Films and Crystal Sky.

According to reports in Variety Magazine, production will commence on the as-yet-untitled movie this summer, with an impressive budget of $40 million to go at. Charles Stone of Drumline fame is said to be in talks to direct, using a script from Tomb Raider writers Mike Werb and Michael Colleary.

After a lengthy disagreement as to what to do with the rights, Dimension, a Miramax subsidiary, will distribute and co-fund the project with initiating partner Crystal Sky Entertainment.

And interestingly, Namco seems to be planning a game spin-off from the movie, which itself is a spin-off from the game, following Capcom’s Street Fighter releases. “Tekken 5 is in production and games rights holder Namco is understood to be developing a new game based on the movie,” the Variety report states.

Expect more on this as the year unfolds.


smagic 24 May 2004 14:01
I wonder if they will have the nerve to put the bear and the kangaroo in it as well. It would be good to see them go one on one.

Then again its a one way fight the bear can just crush the kangaroo by sitting on him.
IntelloJello 24 May 2004 14:08
smagic wrote:

>I wonder if they will have the nerve to put the
>bear and the kangaroo in it as well. It would be
>good to see them go one on one.
>Then again its a one way fight the bear can just
>crush the kangaroo by sitting on him.

Best point ever! How will they include the animals? I would love to see a man chin a bear. I have fantasised about that for years. Would it be possible to knock one out?
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Joji 24 May 2004 14:09
Saw this T5 movie at magicbox.com, very nice indeed.

I'm not to sure about this live action movie though, the last thing we need is another SF movie that is so terrible, it's only fit for burning on a bonfire.

Tomb Raider 1 and 2 were crap
SF Movie was crap. (Though both the 2 anime movies, and the anime tv series were very good)

I don't think that you can just do a film, and cashin so easily. In this day and age, we want stuff with a decent plot, not a cheap martial arts stuff. I doubt it'd ever be taken serious.
smagic 24 May 2004 14:15
I don't know they'd probably need a tranq gun for the bear lol.
What about gunjack the man is made of metal ffs. If you hit him you would break your hand.
Joji 24 May 2004 14:20
Doubt you will see the animals in it. I hate the sound of it already, there so much nicer games, with better plots than this that old be honest.

Interesting well I hope they keep the names of the characters, if they're changed them surely I won't be watchin it.
smagic 24 May 2004 14:27
Not many people may agree with me but i actually like the final fantasy movie (apart from the end).
I'd like to see the new FFVII one but would have prefered a remake. Maybe one day they will like they give ff1 & 2 a face lift and made them more snessy.

I also liked the first mortal kombat movie when it originally come out it was far far better than it's cheap and horrible sequel
DoctorDee 24 May 2004 16:21
smagic wrote:

>Not many people may agree with me but i actually
>like the final fantasy movie

Yeah, and I enjoyed the first Tomb Raider movie.

Although the second one stank so much I thought someone had stuck a turd up each of my nostrils.
Joji 24 May 2004 17:29
Just thought of something, a japanese film would be as close to the game as possible, but a hollywood film would most likely compromise the what we aready know about the series with name changes, and much less violence so that it can be stuck with a 12/pg-13 rating, to appeal to a wider audience. This film would have to be 15-18 to be any good.

If you watch Street Fighter: The Movie, and Street Fighter 2: The Anime Movie you'll see which is more accurate to it's source material. You'll see why if it's gonna be made outside of japan I don't have much hope for it.
almondVanHelsing 24 May 2004 18:09
When has a good movie been made of a game?

Best so far was Resident Evil and it was not as good as the new Dawn of the Dead movie.

All the old ones sucked, Street Fighter, Mario, Wing Commander, etc. First Lara Croft was not bad, but second was awful!

Why don't they make a Hitman movie? That would have a chance at being cool.
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