Video game movies ain't exactly the greatest masterpieces in the world when you consider its track record (**cough** Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li **cough**
) so my expectation for the live action adaptation of Namco's fighting game Tekken
was set very low. After watching the trailer via Play.com
, I must hand it to them for remaining faithful to the look of the characters and casting actual martial artist. Will this elevate the standard for video game adaptation? Possibly but then again, raising the bar doesn't say a whole lot to begin with. At the very least, I'm hoping it may pass for a decent entertainment.
The year is 2039. World Wars have destroyed much of civilization as we know it. The remaining territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations, the mightiest of which is Tekken.
In order to keep the masses down, Tekken sponsors the Iron Fist Tournament in which fighters compete to the death for ultimate glory and receive a lifetime of stardom and wealth.
Optimum Releasing will release Tekken directly to DVD in the UK on April 5th. You'll find the trailer embedded below.
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