You remember the last one, don't you? A movie so bad that the games' lead developer actually apologized. If you haven't wiped that from your brain, there's apparently another live-action Tekken happening.
According to Cinema Today, actor Kane Kosugi (Godzilla: Final Wars, DOA: Dead or Alive) announced that he's starring in an upcoming Tekken film titled Tekken - A Man Called X. The Hollywood flick is a prequel to the 2009 film.
Kosugi is the son of Japanese martial artist Sho Kosugi, and is also well-known for his martial arts skills. This is his first starring role in a Hollywood film.
Back in 2012, Kotaku reported that Crystal Sky, one of the production companies on the first film, was planning a prequel that's "part of a franchise of movies." At that time, the movie's title was revealed to be Tekken: Rise of the Tournament, and the movie was to follow the rise of the Iron Fist tournament.
So what could keep the flick from sucking? It's being directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who helmed Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior and The Protector. If he makes a martial arts film as amped up as those and slaps a Tekken label on it, that might do the trick!
Update: Today, Kane Kosgui's official website issued a correction and an apology, stating that it mistakenly stated the actor was starring in the new Tekken film. Instead, Kosugi is starring in a movie called Agent X, which is being produced by Crystal Sky. Kosugi's site stated, "We would like to apologize for the ineptitude on our part." The website is run by Kosugi's management Destiny Production.
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