King of Fighters PosterOld school video game fans are not going to be happy with this! A trailer for the live-action adaptation of the classic SNK 2D fighting game The King of Fighters has surfaced online and it looks as though it’s a serious contender for the worst video game-to-film adaptation ever made.

Starring Sean Faris (Never Back Down), Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard), Will Yun Lee (Elektra), and martial arts expert Ray Park (Darth Maul from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), The King of Fighters is directed by Gordon Chan, who although was behind the terrible Jackie Chan film The Medallion, also made the much loved Jet Li classic Fist of Legend.

The film’s premise is wildly different from the game it’s based upon. According to Movieset:

“The King of Fighters movie will introduce a new science fiction spin into the setting established in the games’ universe by following the surviving members of three legendary fighting clans who are continually whisked away to other dimensions by an evil power. As the fighters enter each new world they battle that universe’s native defenders, while the force that brought them seeks to find a way to invade and infect our world.”

With the abysmal Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li released earlier this year and now this KoF film, video game movies based on fighting tournaments seem to have hit an all time low. All eyes will now turn to Dwight H. Little’s adaptation of Tekken to see if his film will follow suit or perhaps salvage something for the fans.

Both The King of Fighters and Tekken have unspecified release dates in 2010.