Anchor Bay Finally Picks Up 'Tekken' for Distribution in 2011
After seeing an all-new poster back in June declaring that the adaptation of the fighting video game series Tekken would hit theaters August 5th, there seemed to be hope the film would see the light of day. But that date came and went and the film was nowhere to be seen on the big screen. But today Anchor Bay Films announced via press release that they would distribute the action-packed fighting frenzy of a film for a wide release sometime in 2011. Though no specific month or even season is mentioned as a potential release date, this is at least official confirmation that the film won't be stuck in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart (at least not for awhile).
Tekken 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 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.
While some of the fighting in the trailer that was released back in January looked pretty cool, I can't see this being any more successful, or just generally better, then previous fighting game adaptations like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. I guess I shouldn't expect much from Dwight H. Little, the director of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers, but since he's had some strong TV credits to his name recently including "Dollhouse" and "24," maybe he'll surprise us. Anyone out there still excited?