I'll never forget the first time I sat down and wrapped my fingers around a Playstation controller. My friend had slid Tekken into the system, and a mere ten minutes later, I had large blisters on my thumbs, but my Anna had wiggled victoriously over every fighter she faced. (A little less, um, butt-grabbing and chest wiggling than more recent incarnations.) So hearing about an adaptation... Well, like anything, it could be good, and it could be very, very bad. In November, Jessica shared the first teaser poster, and news that Dwight Little was directing, from a script by Michael Colleary and Alan B. McElroy. Yes, the same Little who directed Steven Seagal's Marked for Death. Excited yet?

Now Variety has released that same information, but they've also shared some details about the game. Little said: "The film plays out as a science fiction story set in the near future, about a rebel who rises up against the Tekken Corp. to seize freedom for his people. It's a gladiator story, but the videogame has a complicated enough storyline that it provides the template for a martial arts spectacular." I'm not so sure how spectacular it sounds to focus on one heroic dude, especially when there are a bunch of great characters, but we'll have to wait and see. After so many years of mulling over this idea, production will begin in February in Louisiana, just after Tekken 6 hits the streets in January.
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