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Dec. 23, 2009by:

Are you wondering what in 2010 could possibly compete with 2009's dynamic duo of THE LEGEND OF CHUN LI and DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION? Well, look no further than TEKKEN, the fighting game-turned-film starring nearly no one you've ever heard of.

Below is the latest poster for the project, which I believe I've seen floating around for a little while, but I figured I'd post it now. I understand the movie is based on a game, but was it really necessary to CGI your lead character? I mean, isn't that kind of missing the point of bringing this to real life?

Extra Tidbit: You can't make a movie out of a fighting game. Every character has their own insane plotline and there's no cohesive way to mash them all together.
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10:00AM on 12/28/2009
Does anyone know if there are any real fighters in this movie? 'Cause even if the movie isn't top shelf I'd still be into that
Does anyone know if there are any real fighters in this movie? 'Cause even if the movie isn't top shelf I'd still be into that
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6:21PM on 12/24/2009

Not true Red4

There's been plenty of great Martial Arts tournament movies. Unleashed, Blood and Bone...I'm just skimming the surface. Granted the formula is skewered a bit but it works for those movies. As for TEKKEN, its a great game and I wanna see what they did with the movie. Good, bad, whatever... I'll check it out as a fan of the game.
There's been plenty of great Martial Arts tournament movies. Unleashed, Blood and Bone...I'm just skimming the surface. Granted the formula is skewered a bit but it works for those movies. As for TEKKEN, its a great game and I wanna see what they did with the movie. Good, bad, whatever... I'll check it out as a fan of the game.
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7:33PM on 12/23/2009
The guy isn't CGI, he's just passed through a million filters in Photoshop. Anyway, I'm just surprised anyone pretends to care to make these kinds of movies anymore. The last good martial arts tournament movie was Blood Sport.
The guy isn't CGI, he's just passed through a million filters in Photoshop. Anyway, I'm just surprised anyone pretends to care to make these kinds of movies anymore. The last good martial arts tournament movie was Blood Sport.
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3:23PM on 12/27/2009
Blood Sport was fantastic. Don 'The Dragon' Wilson is awesome.
Blood Sport was fantastic. Don 'The Dragon' Wilson is awesome.
5:58PM on 12/23/2009

I think you can...

While I agree that as source material for a movie fighting games should probably be the last thing on your list, I still think you can make a good movie out of one. Fighting games in general have no strong central narrative. Just a reason (usually a tournament) for all these people to meet and fight. The character development is all in the backstory. Your movie should be the same.

I.E. to make a Street Fighter movie, set up a tournament bracket and film your movie around elaborate fight
While I agree that as source material for a movie fighting games should probably be the last thing on your list, I still think you can make a good movie out of one. Fighting games in general have no strong central narrative. Just a reason (usually a tournament) for all these people to meet and fight. The character development is all in the backstory. Your movie should be the same.

I.E. to make a Street Fighter movie, set up a tournament bracket and film your movie around elaborate fight sequences with flashback sequences for each character telling us something about them, be it their history or their motivation for being there. It does not have to, nor should it, tell us everything about that character. Just enough to give them a little depth. But the fights should be the main focus of the movie. Your "main" characters will obviously be winning their fights so they could get multiple flashbacks that go a bit deeper into who they are. But again, the fights themselves remain the primary focus throughout. No linear story. Perhaps not even a 100% comprehensive explanation of the tournament. Just a lot of well-executed action sequences and effects with a good amount of drama and character depth sprinkled throughout in the form of flashbacks.

That's how I'd do it at any rate. And that's exactly how Hollywood would never do it. Ah well.
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4:24PM on 12/23/2009
im trying to figure out why they put in the likes of Eddy Christie and Raven when those cats showed up late in the series. Hope it doesnt suck to much.
im trying to figure out why they put in the likes of Eddy Christie and Raven when those cats showed up late in the series. Hope it doesnt suck to much.
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4:08PM on 12/23/2009
Tekken could make an awesome film if they focused on the Mishima/Kazama dynasty instead of lesser characters. The unofficial Tekken movie - The Avenging Fist - wasn't perfect by a long way, but I have hopes that some day someone will do cinematic justice to the series.
Tekken could make an awesome film if they focused on the Mishima/Kazama dynasty instead of lesser characters. The unofficial Tekken movie - The Avenging Fist - wasn't perfect by a long way, but I have hopes that some day someone will do cinematic justice to the series.
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3:43PM on 12/23/2009
What about that Street Fighter cartoon? That movie is awesome.
What about that Street Fighter cartoon? That movie is awesome.
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2:34PM on 12/24/2009
There were a few.
Street fighter II
Street fighter Alpha
and
street fighter alpha: generations

I do agree though. The street fighter ones were cool but they were in fact anime and not live action. We have seen what happens with live action, a twice failed franchise.
There were a few.
Street fighter II
Street fighter Alpha
and
street fighter alpha: generations

I do agree though. The street fighter ones were cool but they were in fact anime and not live action. We have seen what happens with live action, a twice failed franchise.
6:07AM on 12/28/2009
yup
yup
3:35PM on 12/23/2009
Most unknowns might actually better if they are actual fighters. Maybe they will focus on action instead of lame story
Most unknowns might actually better if they are actual fighters. Maybe they will focus on action instead of lame story
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3:26PM on 12/23/2009
I think you can make a fighting game movie; Street Fighter had the right idea of limiting the cast to characters with connected backstories, but the execution went rotten somewhere along the way. I still encourage folks to seek out the original script to see the difference between it and the actual movie.

As for Tekken, apparently it screened at a recent trade show and got a pretty good response. I wish there was a trailer out so the shit-level could actually be gauged to some extent.
I think you can make a fighting game movie; Street Fighter had the right idea of limiting the cast to characters with connected backstories, but the execution went rotten somewhere along the way. I still encourage folks to seek out the original script to see the difference between it and the actual movie.

As for Tekken, apparently it screened at a recent trade show and got a pretty good response. I wish there was a trailer out so the shit-level could actually be gauged to some extent.
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3:13PM on 12/23/2009
well for this is unexpected
well for this is unexpected
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