Maggie Q Starring in Live-Action King of Fighters Movie
by Alex Billington
December 18, 2008
Hasn't Hollywood learned that video game movies will always flop? No matter how many hotties they cast in them, video game adaptations are always destined to suck. Hopefully that changes with Prince of Persia, but that's still two years away. Maggie Q has joined the currently in-production King of Fighters live-action film, based on the bestselling Japanese SNK Playmore video game that first hit shelves in 1994. Maggie joins alongside of Sean Faris, Ray Park, Will Yun Lee and David Leitch, who doubles as the action choreographer. King of Fighters is being directed by Hong Kong's Gordon Chan, of The Medallion previously.
No details have been revealed about the story yet, however, the original game followed a character named Kyo Kusanagi, a young Japanese who enters The King of Fighters tournaments. Being the heir of the ancient Kusanagi clan, who wield pyrokinetic powers, Kyo manages to use its powerful techniques to become champion of the tournament. The film is in production in Vancouver with a $12 million budget at the moment. Production is slated to wrap in January and we should expect to see this by late 2009 courtesy of Sony. As much as I'd love to believe Maggie Q might spice this up, I'm still expecting it to stuck.