Maggie Q Cast In Video Game Adaptation ‘King Of Fighters’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 18th, 2013 at 5:50 pm,

Actress Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard, Mission Impossible III) has been cast in the upcoming English language adaptation of a Japanese video game called King of Fighters. She will join cast members Sean Faris (Never Back Down), Ray Park (who’s playing Snake Eyes in the upcoming G.I. Joe movie), Will Yun lee (Elektra, Die Another Day) and David Leitch (who is also the film’s action choreographer).

The film will be directed by Gordon Chan (director of such films as 2000 AD and Beast Cops) and written by first time writer Rita Augustine.

No word as of yet which character Maggie will be playing, suggestions have been made that she may play the character of May Lee but nothing has been confirmed. I’m sure it will be one of the leads though, or at the very least an important character.

I have to confess I’d never even heard of the video game until today and therefore have never played it. Looking at some of the character artwork and gameplay screenshots it looks quite similar to most other beat ‘em ups that hail from Japan; muscly men with weird hair and women with minimal clothing beating the crap out of each other. Which is Japan’s video game bread and butter.

History has shown us that the majority of video game adaptations just plain suck. Street Fighter (the live action one, mind you, the animated second film was actually pretty damn good), Resident Evil (which is admittedly a guilty pleasure but nevertheless bad), Silent Hill, Mario Bros, Mortal Kombat… the list goes on and on. King of Fighters looks like it has potential to turn out like Street Fighter, which is never a good thing to say out loud.

As always give every project a fair go but I just can’t see this one being any good. Thoughts?

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  1. Well, even though she’s a complete moron in real life, I like seeing her in movies just because she’s so hot…

    Tim Robbins, on the other hand, is a complete moron, and I’m not gay, so he can get hit by a bus for all I care, but give me more Maggie Q, especially if the film is rated R… :-D

  2. haha ken. no interest in this movie tho

  3. Wow, you really hate people huh Ken?

  4. btw, your comments make YOU sound like a moron :)

  5. Well, luckily for me I don’t really care what you have to say, whoever you are. But thanks for expressing your opinion anyhow, that’s what this website is for. :-)

    @jimmy, yah, I don’t even know what game this is, king of fighters? I assume it’s a fighting game? lol, I don’t really play them, so I have no clue. Yah, Maggie Q is some PETA activist dumbass, but she’s hot, so more power to her. :-P

    If you don’t have brains you better have looks right? lol

  6. @Oscar!

    Putting a smiley at the end of a statement where you basically call someone a moron does not make it ok.

    Vic

  7. @Vic, going into a post and saying random things is ok either :)

  8. *isn’t

  9. Oscar, like they said in the 90′s, take a chill pill, man.

    Nobody is insulting you, so stop taking it so personally. Are you married to Maggie Q? I mean, well, if you are… congrats!! She’s smokin!!

  10. KING OF FIGHTERS MOVIE.

    Maggie Q is doing the King Of Fighters movie which it is a English language film,it’s a good thing Tekken should have done the same but I was not happy when Dwight Little took over to change the Tekken series into a near future action flick,and I know some anime flicks are going into action movies with Akira and Ninja Scroll to be produce by Leo DiCaprio Appian Way,Threshold Entertainmaent wil co-produce Ninja Scroll with Appian Way.
    Another video game movie Onimusha will be a Japanese/English action porduce by Samuel Hadida and Japans Gaga Communications and Micott and Basara Studios and it stars Takeshi Kaneshiro as Samanosuke Akechi,Aya Yeto as Kaede and Shin Koyamada might have role playing other samurai warriors and the plot and story will be follow to the Onimusha Warlords game.
    Thank You.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA.

  11. Is Onimusha really ever going to happen? Pre-production got stopped just days before the shoot was due earlier this year. Money problems and Takeshi Kaneshiro problems. Did it finally shoot?

  12. I reckon May Lee’s way too hip-hop to be played by Maggie Q, who looks more suited to play the sultry Mai Shirenui, who should get a substantial role in the movie (judging from Hollywood’s light sexploitation tendencies).

    As for any substantial movie adaptations, I’m really hoping that the actors and actresses are selected to resemble their characters’ looks and physique. That said, I’m looking forward to finding out which child-actresses (or actresses they decide look teenage enough) play Athena and May Lee.

  13. oh great another video game adaptation. Maggie Q being added to the cast list does not improve the movie’s chances of being any good at all. Even if you want to fool boys to go see this thing for the hot chicks, there are many more attractive Asian actresses than her out there.

  14. Nunca escuchaste hablar de king of fighter, sos un pelotudo para opinar entonces. Ah, para los gringos que no me entiendan: “Maggie Q as Mai Shiranui = EPIC FAIL”
    no me jodan… don’t make me laugh, mai shiranui is flat chested?!? ohh no they didn’t
    o sea, pongan una actriz con tetas por favor!!!

  15. I just watched this movie this year and this month. And yeah, what a suck movie. But I like the game though :)