Oh God, They Are Making Another Tekken Movie

Oh God, They Are Making Another Tekken Movie

You remember the last one, don’t you? A movie so bad that the games’ lead developer actually apologised. If you haven’t wiped that from your brain, there’s apparently another live-action Tekken happening.

According to Cinema Today, actor Kane Kosugi (Godzilla: Final Wars, DOA: Dead or Alive) announced that he’s starring in an upcoming Tekken film titled Tekken – A Man Called X. The Hollywood flick is a prequel to the 2009 film.

Kosugi is the son of Japanese martial artist Sho Kosugi, and is also well-known for his martial arts skills. This is his first starring role in a Hollywood film.

Back in 2012, Kotaku reported that Crystal Sky, one of the production companies on the first film, was planning a prequel that’s “part of a franchise of movies.” At that time, the movie’s title was revealed to be Tekken: Rise of the Tournament, and the movie was to follow the rise of the Iron Fist tournament.

So what could keep the flick from sucking? It’s being directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who helmed Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior and The Protector. If he makes a martial arts film as amped up as those and slaps a Tekken label on it, that might do the trick!

ケイン・コスギ、ハリウッド映画初主演!人気ゲーム「鉄拳」の映画化最新作[Cinema Today]

Photo: Sandwich John Films

The Cheapest NBN 1000 Plans

Looking to bump up your internet connection and save a few bucks? Here are the cheapest plans available.

At Kotaku, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.


6 responses to “Oh God, They Are Making Another Tekken Movie”