When I think back on my 'video game memories,' spending countless hours playing Namco's Tekken is at the top of the list. Well, that and Mario Brothers, but I might be dating myself a little there. So imagine my surprise that a live-action film based on the classic fighting game was not only in the works, but that a teaser poster for the flick was already here (courtesy of ComingSoon.net).

Here's a brief synopsis for Tekken, in case you don't remember its awesomeness: "A worldwide martial arts tournament is nearing its final, with a large purse of prize money to the fighter who can defeat Heihachi Mishima in the final round of competition. The contest is sponsored by the giant financial group, the Mishima Zaibatsu. There are eight fighters that remain after winning death matches all over the world. The winner of the tournament will receive The King of the Iron Fist title. Only one will have a chance at defeating Heihachi and taking home the prize money and fame". Dwight H. Little directed the Michael Colleary and Alan B. McElroy script that follows a similar storyline to the original game franchise.

It was five years ago that news of a film first surfaced, but in the barrage of game-based movies in production, I guess it must have gotten lost in the shuffle. Back in 2002, Namco's chairman told IGN that, "Tekken was the perfect game to pursue our dreams together. The game has fun characters and is a wonderful story. Unlike some other games, this has a whole style of its own and is a really fun piece that is very commercial". Well forget 2002; I guess now the right time is 2009, since that is when Tekken is scheduled for release.