Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Gaming blog site Kotaku has posted up the official Japanese poster of the upcoming Tekken live action movie, and as a fan and player of the games themselves, I've gotta say, this poster actually looks pretty good. The story alone sounds compelling enough to perk my interest, and for someone who's particular about video game movies, I'm hopeful the film lives up to expectations. Since the first Mortal Kombat movie's success, other fighting game films haven't fared well in the leap to the big screen, and with the way Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li turned out, it'll take a miracle to see a brawler movie done right for once. So far, the Tekken film has incorporated pretty much the main story of Tekken 3, and by casting Jon Foo as Jin Kazama and the legendary Cary-Hiroyuki Tanada (who also played Shang Tsung in the first MK movie) as Heihachi Mishima, there are fine actors and martial artists in the cast that may just make this movie a great one. Still slated for a March 2010 release, let's hope the Iron Fist holds up and delivers spectacular God Fist action when it comes out.