With Resident Evil: Afterlife showing studios that there is still a profit to be made in video game adaptations, Anchor Bay has acquired the U.S. and Australia/New Zealand distribution rights to the Tekken movie from Crystal Sky Pictures.
Based on Namco’s best-selling video game franchise, the movie was directed by Dwight Little (Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid) from Alan McElroy’s screenplay. With a 2011 release scheduled, Anchor Bay Entertainment President commented:
“The Tekken video game franchise has sold millions of copies over the past decade. Crystal Sky has invested millions in the production, making sure they were able to convey not only the incredible fight scenes, but also the emotional journey of the main character, Jin.”
Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions and Co-productions at Anchor Bay Films, added:
“We’re pleased to be able to partner with Crystal Sky Pictures to offer this film to the current and future fans of Tekken. We know how much anticipation there is for this film.”
Coming Soon had the story and synopsis.
“Tekken is set in a world run by all-powerful corporations, of which the mightiest is the Tekken Corporation, headed by Heiachi Mishima. These corporations regularly send their best fighters to challenge each other in the ring. After running contraband outside the fortified walls of Tekken City, Jin Kazama (Jon Foo) returns home in time to witness Tekken security forces destroying his home and murdering his mother. In order to avenge her, Jin enters the Iron Fist Tournament and is pitted against some of the most brutal martial artists in the world. However, as the tournament unfolds, he realizes that he is merely a pawn in a much bigger and deadlier game. “
The film premièred in Japan on March 20, 2010.