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Tekken Movie Gets USA Distribution Deal

by Sean P. Aune | September 26, 2010September 26, 2010 12:00 pm PDT

It looks like the Tekken movie that we first saw a trailer for earlier this year, and received a release in Japan in March, is finally coming to the United States at some point in the near future. Sadly I’m going to tell you not to get too excited about this as it was acquired by Anchor Bay, which means it’ll porbably play in some theater for two showings and then go straight to DVD and cable.

Tekken movieThe history of poorly made video games sadly looks to be getting another entry in the form of the Tekken film. For a game series with such a rich history, it’s amazing how little attention this film is getting, but do we come to expect anything else from a video game movie that isn’t named Resident Evil? So which fighters will you see? (and probably cry over the poor portrayals …)

  • Jin Kazama
  • Kazuya Mishima
  • Heihachi Mishima
  • Christie Monteiro
  • Jun Kazama
  • Steve Fox
  • Marshall Law
  • Bryan Fury
  • Nina Williams
  • Anna Williams
  • Eddie Gordo
  • Yoshimitsu
  • Sergei Dragunov
  • Miguel Rojo

kumaIt sounds like just about everyone shows up … wait … where’s Kuma?  Are you going to try to tell me they couldn’t find a way to work in a giant bear that knows about martial arts?  What about Panda?  Oh, this is just all sorts of wrong.  I feel like claiming bear discrimination!

Kidding aside, yes, it does look like just about all of the fan favorites will at least put in a cameo, but I wouldn’t expect a lot of fully developed characters.  Remember how many characters got a name check in the Mortal Kombat films, and about three seconds of fighting time?  I would expect the same here

Once again it appears that a popular fighting game franchise has been turned into a sub-par movie that will generally leave anyone who watches it depressed about the world at large. Some day it would be nice to see this trend change, but it sure doesn’t look like it’s going to happen any time soon.  Video game movies in general seem to constantly blow it, and you just have to wonder how they do it when they are given so much material to work with.  Everyone keeps clamoring for a Halo movie, but isn’t there at least some little bit of you that actually fears it?

What say you?  Will the Tekken movie be yet another video game movie disappointment?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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