Lets forget for a second that Computer Game-to-Movie adaptations have yet to create one watchable product. Lets also forget for a second that Beat ‘Em Ups have a particularly bad rep, with Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter being some of the worst things to happen to cinema since Uwe Boll. So, having forgotten all of that, lets take a peak of some of the “creative” people behind the making of the movie adaptation of Tekken.
Director Dwight H. Little has some interesting entries on his resume, with the likes of Halloween 4, Free Willy 2 and Anaconda: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid scattered all over the place. But writer Alan B. McElroy’s CV is even more entertaining to read: Spawn, Ballistic: Ecks VS Sever, Thr3e, Wrong Turn 2…… to name only the one’s we’ve heard of.
Then we have the cast. Topping the cast list is Luke Goss (thats a bad sign) playing Steve Fox who didn’t show up until Tekken 4. After him we have Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa playing Heihachi Mashima, the lead bad guy of the story. Tagawa must have some kind of addiction to this sort of character, because he also played Shang Tsung, the lead bad guy from Mortal Kombat. After that, your guess is as good as ours as to who any of the rest of them are. Some famous stunt guy is playing Yoshimitsu….. Oh, and the chick who play GoGo in Kill Bill Vol.1 is playing someone too. But thats about it.
They should’ve just let Uwe Boll direct it and be done with it. Expect it early 2009.