From Game Rant:
It’s a sad trend in the film industry to see our beloved video game franchises become such terrible movies over and over again. This is most apparent in the fighting game genre to no surprise, since it’s almost impossible to make a worthwhile movie story believable within the style of the extreme fighting games like Mortal Kombat, Tekken and Street Fighter.
The next quality fighting game movie is on the horizon, set for release sometime this year. It’s called Tekken and is based on the successful video game franchise of the same name. Here we have several stills and some behind-the-scenes videos to give you a hint at what to expect from the movie.
To start, here’s a gallery of five photos from the film depicting some of the characters and costumes- head to Twitch for the rest. Click to Enlarge:
The trailer for Tekken came out in January and from it we can only hope that there is little talking and mostly fighting in the movie. For some behind-the-scenes action, head over to our sister site, gamerant.com for a 10 minute video and information on how to see more. The first one focuses on the fight choreography and translating that from the game into live-action.
And if it mattered somehow to your anticipation of the movie, here’s the plot synopsis for Tekken:
“A Young Man Who seeks revenge of his mother’s death. He finds his grand-father, Heihachi Mishima, and pleas to be trained. When the Mishima leader announces a “King of Iron Fist” tournament. He finds out that his mother’s killer, Ogre, will be participating in the tournament. He must fight against the world’s top competitors to achieve his goal with no interference.”
If you’re unsure of what to expect, you can just look back on recent fighting game movies for an idea; Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Mortal Kombat 2 and Dead or Alive. With the Mortal Kombat reboot potentially delayed due to a lawsuit, at least we have this to look forward to!
What do you think about the live-action incarnations of the Tekken characters and costumes?