Watch This: First Official Trailer for Jon Foo's Tekken Movie

January 15, 2010

Tekken Trailer

We've been trying to keep up to date on the live-action Tekken movie that's apparently shot and done, but there is a surprising lack of information on it out there. However, an early trailer for the movie has finally appeared on (via SlashFilm) and it looks pretty awful. They took the idea of adapting a fighting game literally and set it in the "King of Iron Fist" tournament arena, just like in the game, and even added character choosing like this was happening right in the arcade. But besides all that, there is actually some awesome fighting in this, so maybe it could be good? Although I'm not sure when or if it'll hit theaters.

Watch the first trailer the live-action Tekken movie:

Tekken is directed by Dwight H. Little of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Marked for Death, and Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid. It's 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. The screenplay was written by Alan B. McElroy of Spawn, The Marine, and the Wrong Turn trilogy previously. We don't have any US release info for this yet, but we'll still keep you updated!

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Reader Feedback - 83 Comments


What a completely terrible trailer.

Corey on Jan 15, 2010



Eric on Jan 15, 2010


looks like a poorly funded movie. if the action scenes are choreographed properly though could make for some cool fight scenes. i'll watch it on dvd.

eric on Jan 15, 2010


would look nice as a coaster when its out on dvd...

gtVan on Jan 15, 2010


As a true fan of the Tekken games I can only that this trailer was dissapointing..

AjiNn on Jan 15, 2010


I kind of like it. The characterizations for the fighters look spot on and from what I've read of the plot so far it sounds like its following the games closely.

Serkan on Jan 15, 2010


i spent 4 hours playing Tekken 6 today stoned in my car. and i think this is exactly what a Tekken movie should look like. come on it looks like MK1, but instead of having characters that looked like they were ripped right out of your Sega we have them straight out of your Playstation. Dude's I'm totally going to be the only person to watch movie and ill be ranting about how awesome it is.

DoomCanoe on Jan 15, 2010


I don't think that Tekken and The King Of Fighters are not going to be the best movies of 2010 but Tekken film should had start with a storyline based on Tekken 2, but why does this film have the arena in the film and a story with Jin and Christie making love bullshit and even people bitching that this movie will be rubbish. Well I will watch it it will be alright to see and that KOF movie will be horrible. Thank You. BRUCE ACOSTA AUSTRALIA.

Bruce Darren Acosta on Jan 15, 2010


Utter Shit!

Peter Parker on Jan 15, 2010


oh dear,where to begin some of the fights looked alright,the acting was shit,the script sounded shit some of them lines pretty fucking shit.

tobi,leader of the akatsuki on Jan 15, 2010


Utter failure. The thing that I dislike the most is the fact that the movie is really about a tournament with an minimizes the seriousness of the fighting to mere entertainment. I loved the first Mortal Kombat film because although it was a tournament, it was about life and and death, and there were only one or two fights that had an audience, every other fight was private which increases its intimacy.

GET TO DA CHOPPAAAAAA! on Jan 15, 2010


It's got "B-movie" written all over it...

Vitor on Jan 15, 2010



Filmfan111 on Jan 15, 2010


Attention filmmakers: You cannot make a good movie based on a video game. So please stop trying. It'e embarrassing. Thank you.

Nada Nuff on Jan 15, 2010


LOL! Wow that just looks horrible!

K on Jan 15, 2010


I kinda liked it. I'm glad they stuck with a tournament rather than some inane plot about terrorists, like the Street Fighter movies have tried to do. Keep it about the tournament, let the characters show off their trademark moves, the fans will dig it.

ChrisO on Jan 15, 2010


I honestly think I'm going to like this movie for all the wrong reasons. I know deep down that it will probably be God awful but as a long time fan of the series, I think I'll just enjoy the effort made.

Hmmm on Jan 15, 2010


Well it had to happen sometime. They should have toned done the goofy costumes though. The effects sound like crap. The girl is hot though so...

Film-Book dot Com on Jan 15, 2010


i will pay to see this movie if the panda and tree are in it.

Larry David on Jan 15, 2010



scotty on Jan 15, 2010


i dont usually make comments about a film this early... but based on the trailer... i really hope the story has more mystical qualities than what was portrayed here. I at least wanted to see like a "Devil Kazuya" reference or something. I'm not asking for boxing kangaroos or anything.... but I want to see some other Tekken reference other than an Eddy Gordo ripped straight out of the game. hopefully this will at least be be better than both street fighter's and the horrible Tekken anime. So far, Mortal Kombat is still the VG movie to beat. And that ain't sayin much. (no disrespect to "Resident Evil")

duane on Jan 15, 2010



Papichulo on Jan 15, 2010


Cmon... this was the easiest videogame movie to make... and this is what we get?

Dreckent on Jan 15, 2010


very very bad trailer my guess is a very very bad movie

ninjawt on Jan 15, 2010


straight to G4 channel.....this is just bad!

blue & orange ny on Jan 15, 2010


I hate to say it, but this looks terrible.

Matthew Hansen on Jan 15, 2010


Were people clamoring to have this game made into a movie?

Russell on Jan 15, 2010


It doesn't look awful like everyone is saying it does. Have you guys seen Mortal Kombat Annihilation? What about Dead or Alive? At least this one attempts to do something more than cheese up the place. It looks to take itself seriously, and the main character seemed to have layers to him. I'm not saying this movie will be good, but seriously, why exaggerate? At worst I'd say the trailer was mediocre. Not "Awful" "Terrible" "The worst movie ever" like you guys are saying. If this movie is the worst movie you've seen, then you are horribly ignorant.

Andrew Geczy on Jan 15, 2010


Okay even the best fighting games that have been turned into movies have been bad, so what makes a studio think one of the worst fighting games would make a good movie? Hopefully this goes straight to DVD and is never heard of again.

Chase on Jan 15, 2010


I didnt even watch it....I can already tell this is going to turn out like the street fighter movies.

Cody on Jan 15, 2010


I dont know whats worse, the shitty music? the shitty sound effects, or the shitty wannabe jason statham. ..roflsss

Vincent Cipollone on Jan 15, 2010


I really hope theyre kidding and not going to release this. A film about bum fights would look better than this film. Thank you Mr. Little for creating such a heaping pile of shite and disappointing every fan out there of Tekken. Your talents are no longer needed if it has anything to do with a movie, film etc.

Trevor on Jan 15, 2010


Doesn't look THAT bad, I mean it's not gonna be a blockbuster I may see it when it comes out on DVD, but I'm willing to bet it'll be better than Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li... man that movie sucked big time!

Victor on Jan 15, 2010


@28 Mortal Kombat Annihilation... Now that was a horrible movie!!!!

Victor on Jan 15, 2010


You couldn't pay me to watch that. What a pile of shit.

sonnychiba1 on Jan 15, 2010



trey m on Jan 15, 2010


I can't compare this to the game because I never played it but as just a movie it looks predictable. I'd watch it anyway.

arjones on Jan 15, 2010


One of the Stars of Takken is Matt Goss of Bross fame I think. This film looks absolute crap to me it looks like another Street fighter movie, which was shite.

cineprog on Jan 15, 2010


KAK.....the trailer is all you need to watch and you know whats gonna happen. oh the girl was hot though

bo on Jan 15, 2010


@28, why would you call people ignorant if this is the worst piece of garbage they've seen. prick

lego on Jan 15, 2010


I'm with #2.

Brian on Jan 15, 2010


Story sounds EXACTLY like Mortal Kombat except replace mother with brother and it won't be as good.

Cmurder on Jan 15, 2010


Matthew Lillard actually got another film? I don't know why but I actually like the guy.

Xerxex on Jan 15, 2010


Oh My God, It is actually what it said on the tin. A live action movie of Tekken. I want this to be trashy. It won't over complicate things and make it interesting enough to watch. Besides, That trailer had more footage of Yoshimitsu, than the the entire animated movie did. On that fact alone I am in.

Link1983 on Jan 15, 2010


I already knew this movie was gonna be shit from the very beginning when I first spotted the poster and what the hell is with the movie industries hiring directors who has previously directed horror-genre films and letting them direct live-action amine or video-game adaption film. GOD!!!

biggvel1 on Jan 15, 2010


I just don't get you geeks!!! If a movie steers just a but from the original source material (I.E. Comics, Video Games) you trash it and when a movie is made exactly like the source material (Like this movie looks like it did) you kill it even more!!! You cannot have it both ways!!! Don't get me wrong, this trailer look crappy as heck and I am not that much of a Tekken fan to watch it but at least it looks like it tried to give you "fans" what you want to see on screen! Thats why I'm all for any movie based on these things to take the necessary liberties it needs to make a GOOD movie provided it captures the spirit and imagination of the source material and has a complete and compelling story to it. (It helps to have talented actors, director, etc.) Take a good look Fanboys, this is what a movie would look like if YOU were making it.

Kick-Butt on Jan 15, 2010


Sorta reminds me of the b-movie-ish Bloodsport back in the day... I'm sure the storyline won't be the best, but it may be worth a rental via Netflix just to watch the fight scenes alone - as long as they don't wire-fu the crap out of them.

sup191 on Jan 15, 2010


@40 Do you even know what Ignorant means? ig?no?rant ??/??gn?r?nt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ig-ner-uhnt] –adjective 1. lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man. 2. lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of quantum physics. 3. uninformed; unaware. 4. due to or showing lack of knowledge or training: an ignorant statement. I stand by what I said. If you think this movie is the worst looking piece of garbage ever, you are ignorant. And this looks considerably better than Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li.

Andrew Geczy on Jan 15, 2010


Comparing bloodsport to this is like comparing a big mac to a pile of cat puke. Both might make you nauseous, but at least one is edible.

Mike on Jan 15, 2010


I would rather watch a Mark Walhberg movie. This movie looks HORRIBLE!

Ray on Jan 15, 2010



Said` on Jan 15, 2010


looks like a decent popcorn movie, very much like mk1 people do nothing but cry and moan about game to movie adaptions.. its either a direct copy of the game in that case they call it cheesey and cry about their ruined favourite game .. or its barely anything like the game and more like a proper movie in that case they call it unfaithful to the game and then cry as its ruined their favourite game heres an idea..shut up and dont buy a cinema ticket for it btw 'worst movie ever'? really?! have you not watched starship troopers 2 and norbit??!

Raz on Jan 15, 2010


dudes its going to rule and Jean-Claude Van Damme's speech at the end of Street Fighter was the best thing to ever come out of a video game movie

DoomCanoe on Jan 15, 2010


Whats the name of the song in the trailer ?

Kevin on Jan 15, 2010


Uhh I think that the main character is slighty young for that role, maybe if they upped the age or used some computer generator to age his face itd be a better trailer.

Dude on Jan 15, 2010


It must be a joke gone wrong like a leaked April 1st joke or this is just a fan made trailer.

guys.. guys.. on Jan 15, 2010


NUMBER 7. Sounds like a good time. Hahaha. Were you stoned when you watched the trailer. Lol

yeah on Jan 15, 2010


@#47 i totally agree this might be the better game turned motion picture yet.. the street fighter motion and mortal kombat pictures totally sucked and had even worse fighting choriography.. this seems a bit better, although it still is just a trailer.. i bet every Tekkan fan will watch this regardless of what they say here..

Marry on Jan 15, 2010


f*ck to all haters...try to watch first before telling the outcome >_< hell yeah!

mj on Jan 15, 2010


@54 Jin IS young! He's ATMOST early 20s. Also, the trailer makes it look like nothing interesting is happening in the movie and that its just revenge for the murder of his mother. But from what i've read it actually delves into the Devil Gene in the family. I'll rent it, coz i would still rather watch this than Dragonball.

Crystal on Jan 16, 2010


i am excited for this one but from what i have seen from the trailer they have kinda held back on the awesome material that could have been put in to this pic. it looks kinda chip yeah we had MK, SF, and DoA attempts or even a DD (Double Dragons) but among them MK is the one that really stands out (the first one of course) i really was expecting better production values from such a huge hit franchise like Tekken. but then again this is only a trailer i will see the movie i will have the bluray but will i love it as i did MK1, i will have to wait and see it first 😀 so bring it on (ok i felt the urge to go and watch MK1 again with full throtle on the volume dials :D)

Burak "D'aequitas" on Jan 16, 2010


wut . . . not even a "glimpse" of Heihachi Mishima? not even a veiw from behind? hahahahah . . . the only thing that looks remotely good is raven! like everyone ill wait for the DVD/coaster combo

James on Jan 16, 2010


@ 53 the song is sick puppies - going down

raz on Jan 16, 2010


spent so much time playing Tekken we would often leave sweat stained outlines on couches or chairs. the trailer made about as much sense as Robin Hood. I swear the editors in films need to be beaten upside the head when they use these hyper kinetic quick edits. I want to watch the fights, not feel like I'm in one. looks like crap. there must be a formula for these type of films - cool idea + loyal fan base + cheap, crummy script which is only based on cool idea + b list actors, directors + cheap effects, sets + super fast editing with pounding sound track to cover up bad action sequences = maximum profit. I hope it magically turns out better than it looks. this kind of shit should be released straight to dvd or online only.

karl on Jan 16, 2010


LOL THIS LOOKS HORRIBLE!!!!! Dare I say it... Mortal Kombat looked better, seriously. This movie has cheap written all over it; sucks to admit it because I loved the games too.

Rob on Jan 16, 2010


This student film version is way better than that crap

Gangsta Geek on Jan 16, 2010


So... I'm the only one who didn't think it looked terrible...

Jamie on Jan 16, 2010


It looks like Tekken. I don't understand why people expect some deep or interesting plot. Tekken goes like this: You press start, select single player, pick somebody and then you start to fight. If you die, you have 20 seconds to choose to continue. Either pick a new character or keep the same one. I do not see a strong plot coming from it. But I will watch it on DVD.

Tom on Jan 16, 2010


#56 no... i was coming down by then 😉

DoomCanoe on Jan 16, 2010


I'll watch it, because I'm a fan of the games. Not because this trailer looks good.

Jack McJack on Jan 16, 2010


I kept waiting for the "awesome fighting" that Alex mentioned, but this looks horrible.

Pete on Jan 16, 2010


this trailer reminds me of the Dead or Alive movie. which basically means, it sucks ass.

Teddy Ballgame on Jan 17, 2010


Sucks big big time. Would rather buy the latest Mortal Kombat game.

DS on Jan 17, 2010


I shouldn't have expected much. I think all those fighting movies are going straight down the crapper.

giraffic on Jan 18, 2010


This "Tekken" Movie Looks like pure garbage!!! They could eve used that money to help the Haitians .... same with the dbz movie!!! Hollywood pisses me off!

will on Jan 18, 2010


weres the king

jimmi allen on Jan 23, 2010


What a nice 7 Awesome movie trailer. I had never seen the trailer like that in my life hope to watch that in cenima soon. Carry on Team of TEKKEN

Muhammad Saeed on Jan 24, 2010


who can said me the name of the song in the fight between eddy vs rain?the song that begin at 00:30 thanks

sanji on Jan 24, 2010


No one has ever successfully done the video-game to movie correctly. Look at Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Dragon Ball Z. Ouch. They should have hired a die-hard Tekken fanatic to direct/create this movie.... this movie should have been out AGES ago.

Ells on Jan 26, 2010


dont fuckin watch it if what youll comment is full oshit and shit! this movie is not meant for you. so why bother with this shit! shit in your pants! mutha fuckas!

gido on Feb 12, 2010


dis movie makes sense n evry ryte mind 2 me wen jin 1st appeared he kinda luk like the kid n the movie .l But anyways, its probably guna b bad character design wise but it makes sense 2 me its jus d first of many more to cum people 1st start off with the tournament then get into more of the Kazama family stuff n the next psyched to c dis movie fuck all d h8ters =)

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Mark on Oct 4, 2010


it looks like its one of those nice ass i'll watch it once movies and when u come back to it u'll jus flip straight to the fight scenes that u really liked

Wolverine on Nov 20, 2010

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