Live-Action Iron Fist Tournament Part Zero: “Tekken” Movie to Get Prequel From Ong Bak Director

Between showing off C. Thomas Howell’s boy and his giant dog movie and dragging Jon Voight into a new trilogy of Baby Geniuses movies at Cannes, production company Crystal Sky announced that they were planning to prequelize 2010’s live-action Tekken feature. Crystal Sky is hoping for a domestic theatrical release for the movie when it’s completed.

The prequel, whose current title is Tekken: Rise of the Tournament, will be directed by prolific Thai director Prachya Pinkaew (Ong Bak). In lieu of high-profile talent, Pinkaew plans to bring on board actors and actresses who look like their in-game counterparts. No further details are available about the story as of this writing.

The first film directed by Dwight H. Little (Rapid Fire, Marked For Death) starred Jon Foo as Jin Kazama and was set in the year 2039 where the evil Mishima Corporation would throw the Iron Fist tournament to find the world’s greatest fighter. Fun fact: baddie Heihachi Mishima was played by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa who also played Shang Tsung in Paul W.S. Anderson’s Mortal Kombat.

[Source: THR via Twitch]

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