Tekken finds Director
Dwight Little has been signed as the Director of the film adaptation for the videogame Tekken.
His last work was, rather depressingly for Tekken fans, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, however he has a fair amount of television work behind him.
Since then, and before, he's been working on some major television shows such as 24, Bones, Prison Break, Vanished, Law & Order, Day Break, The X-Files, Millenium, and so on. He also directed Murder at 1600 with Wesley Snipes, Rapid Fire with Brandon Lee and Marked for Death with Steven Seagull.
"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."
Well Tekken is a big franchise already in the videogame world, so there's a big audience hungry for something good to be developed from the game, but I'm not sure if it'll work. Are all the bizarre characters going to come through? Is it going to be made as off the wall and crazy as the game can be or more rooted in reality? Can it really appeal to the gamers and also make a good film?
Personally I don't think this should be taken too seriously and should follow the popcorn film of D.O.A.: Dead or Alive, which I rather enjoyed for what it was. I can't see them making something serious and big budget out of this can you?