First Look: Jon Foo as Jin Kazama in Tekken Movie
by Alex Billington
February 16, 2009
Although we've been hearing a lot about both the Dragonball and Street Fighter movies, things have been rather quiet on the Tekken front. Oh wait, you didn't know that a Tekken movie was also being made? Yep, and it's actually being done independently, meaning Fox doesn't have their grimy hand on this one. Luke Goss is staring as Steve Fox and he is joined by an array of talented actors, including Jon Foo, who is starring as Jin Kazama. Thanks to one of readers, we've got our first look at Foo as Jin, courtesy of his official website. It's not much, but it is our first real photo from the upcoming video game adaptation.
To the far right is the new photo of Jon Foo as the character Jin Kazama. The photo to the left is of director Dwight H. Little, Jon Foo, and actress Mircea Monroe as Kara on the set. These aren't much, so I don't really have anything to say about either one. However, I'm curious when we'll see a trailer or some real footage, because we haven't seen anything from this for over a year. Anyway, take a look below!
Tekken is being directed by Dwight H. Little (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Marked for Death, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid) and is based on Namco's popular series of fighting games, which first debuted in 1994. The story will follow Jin, who enters the "King of Iron First" tournament in order to avenge the death of his mother that he blames upon Tekken's powerful and controlling chairman, Heihachi Mishima. Last year, Luke Goss told us that this would be R rated, which seems a bit odd, but if it indeed turns out to be as violent as he makes it out to be, then this might actually end up being pretty good.
According to our sources, Tekken finished shooting in May and has been in post-production since then. This is the first time we've heard any mention of it since last year. I'm guessing the production wants to distance themselves as much as they can from the Street Fighter movie, which is why they're probably laying low until that hits theaters first. We'll let you know if we see or hear anything else in the meantime!