Anchor Bay Films Acquires TEKKEN for Distribution
Popular fighting video game series heads to the silver screen in 2011...
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Anchor Bay Films announced today it had acquired U.S. and Australia/New Zealand distribution rights to TEKKEN from Steven Paul's Crystal Sky Pictures. Based on the fighting video game franchise from Namco, TEKKEN was written by Alan McElroy and directed by Dwight Little. Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President Worldwide Acquisitions and Co-productions at Anchor Bay Films, made today's announcement.
TEKKEN will be released widely in the United States in 2011.
TEKKEN was produced by Steven Paul and Benedict Carver and Executive Produced by Daniel Diamond and Scott Karol. The film stars Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale, Luke Goss and Gary Daniels, and features real fighters and martial artists such as Roger Huerta, Cung Le & Lateef Crowder. The film's stunt coordinator, Eric Norris and fight/Parkour choreographer, Cyril Raffaelli, whose credits include District B-13 and Transporter, collaborated closely to make the fight sequences as reminiscent of the video game as possible.
TEKKEN is set in a world run by all-powerful corporations, of which the mightiest is the Tekken Corporation, headed by Heiachi Mishima. These corporations regularly send their best fighters to challenge each other in the ring. After running contraband outside the fortified walls of Tekken City, Jin Kazama returns home in time to witness Tekken security forces destroying his home and murdering his mother. In order to avenge her, Jin enters the Iron Fist Tournament and is pitted against some of the most brutal martial artists in the world. However, as the tournament unfolds, he realizes that he is merely a pawn in a much bigger and deadlier game.
Source: Edited Anchor Bay PR