Tekken Creators Had No Say In Tekken Movie

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In case you didn’t know, the movie based on the hit fighter Tekken was recently released abroad.

While it wasn’t deemed worthy enough to secure a theatrical release in the U.S, I can – without having even see it yet – comfortably sit in the knowledge that it is already one kajillion times better than the recent Legend of Chun-Li Street Fighter movie.

I have actually heard that while it can’t be called a good movie for many reasons, it’s actually still very entertaining to watch. Tekken’s producer Katsuhiro Harada on the other hand, doesn’t seem to think so.

Harada had the following to say in a tweet:

“That Hollywood movie is terrible. We were not able to supervise that movie(It was cruel contract) I’m not interested in that mv”

Two questions. Firstly, why on earth would they not bring the actual game creators on as consultants? Maybe then it would have had a US release.

Second, if the contract was so cruel, why did they sign it in the first place?

Either way, I am still kind of interested to watch the movie. To be honest, I couldn’t really give a damn about the acting and the story. If the Mortal Kombat movie proved anything, it was that all of those important “movie” things can mean absolutely nothing if the fight scenes are really fun to watch. That seems to be the case with Tekken.

Source: XugoGaming

Last Updated: August 10, 2010

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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