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This topic contains 26 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  gizmo 12 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #4155

    Pete
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    Video game adaptation Tekken goes into production in late fall with a budget of $50 million, according to Variety.

    Tekken is based on the videogame licensed from manufacturer Namco. Storyline centers on two childhood friends who enter a worldwide martial arts tournament. As they progress, the pals move toward uncovering a secret that lies within the mysterious Tekken Corp.

    Longtime Tekken player Charles Stone (Mr. 3000) will direct.

  • #21442

    peter_b
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    wow. that sounds like a recipe for destruction.. could be anther van damme “streetfighter” stinker..

  • #21443

    RonanHayes
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    Tekken was already done Manga Style, and wasnt so bad (wasnt great either) but this, well this just sounds like pure cheesed popcorn with lashings of custard.

  • #21451

    Pete
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    Street Fighter was done manga style too, and was decent from what I remember

  • #21455

    gizmo
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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411951/

    Staring some guy from The Shield so far… :?

  • #21469

    swisslad
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    The Tekken Anime, along with Art of fighting and the first 2 Fatal Fury animes, were just pure rubbish.
    The animation was poor, still very 80’s and it was all just a franchise money making plot.

    Street Fighter and Street Fighter Alpha are both very decent animes.

    Call me naive but I will give the benefit of the doubt and wait to see what this Tekken movie turns out to be like. More than likely it will let me down but if they can adapt the Sin City comics into a blockbuster and totally respect the original piece, well there still is hope…

  • #21477

    peter_b
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    well sin city had good actors going for it and a great director\writer(original writer).
    tekken will probably have some unknown martial artists, who are great at fighting but rubbish actors.

  • #21482

    GizmoDX
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    i love tekken, if they cast it right (which it seems they aren’t) it could be really good. Thing is, there’s loads of different stories you could take from that franchise. jackie chan in a lei film would be great.

  • #21485

    Idora
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    Call me naive but I will give the benefit of the doubt and wait to see what this Tekken movie turns out to be like. More than likely it will let me down but if they can adapt the Sin City comics into a blockbuster and totally respect the original piece, well there still is hope…[/quote:a5b7f1beed]Don’t see how you can compare the two, tbh. rich, linear source material (Sin City graphic novels) vs. interactive, beat ’em up video game! Let’s face it – as much and all as I love martial arts movies, they’re not exactly renowned for their rich characterisation and involved plots!!

  • #21491

    swisslad
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    Call me naive but I will give the benefit of the doubt and wait to see what this Tekken movie turns out to be like. More than likely it will let me down but if they can adapt the Sin City comics into a blockbuster and totally respect the original piece, well there still is hope…[/quote:0fbd4dc9ad]Don’t see how you can compare the two, tbh. rich, linear source material (Sin City graphic novels) vs. interactive, beat ’em up video game! Let’s face it – as much and all as I love martial arts movies, they’re not exactly renowned for their rich characterisation and involved plots!![/quote:0fbd4dc9ad]
    Well I was more thinking of the amount of comics being made into movies… and so far, IMO, most of them sucked.
    Now most of the adapted comics are just men and women in tights fighting.
    That was the link in my trail of thoughts….

    And let’s be honest, comics – X-men, Fantastic 4, Daredevil, Spiderman – and (fighting) games – Super Mario Bros, Resident Evil, Steet Fighter – all turned out crap

    But, as I said, I will still give it the benefit of the doubt because I am like that..

  • #21495

    Idora
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    Well I was more thinking of the amount of comics being made into movies… and so far, IMO, most of them sucked.
    Now most of the adapted comics are just men and women in tights fighting.
    That was the link in my trail of thoughts….

    And let’s be honest, comics – X-men, Fantastic 4, Daredevil, Spiderman – and (fighting) games – Super Mario Bros, Resident Evil, Steet Fighter – all turned out crap…[/quote:fa140ca311]see what you mean… although I’d disagree on the SpiderMan movies – and I haven’t seen Fantattic 4 yet, but I don’t hold out much hope there

  • #21498

    peter_b
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    i thought the xmen movies werent bad (2nd being the better).

    i disagree that spiderman 1&2 were crap, i thought they were very good. Also i suspect fantastic 4 will let us down, but you just keep hoping.
    although that movie had jessica alba going for it, so it would really want to stink for you not to consider seeing it. ;)

  • #21502

    swisslad
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    Well it’s all about opinions really! :D

    Spiderman really didn’t do it for me… I mean it is good entertainment, but a couple of days after, I totally forgot about it.
    I suppose one would consider a movie good if it stays in one’s mind for more than a week.
    The Matrix for example, has been present in my mind/life for a good couple of years now… The sign of a good movie for me….

  • #21503

    Nooptical
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    I liked the Spiderman and Xmen movies personally.

    However, this Tekken movie is going to suck….big time. If they manage to actually make it viewable it will be a minor miracle and they should fast-track the director for canonisation.
    In all fairness, a story revolving around a worldwide martial arts tournament in which two friends uncover the secret of a mysterious organistion just sounds like the worst storyline in the history of martial arts flicks…..and thats saying something.

    Also, apparently produciton has already begun on Sin City 2 (A Dame To Kill For).

  • #21514

    gizmo
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    Dito, I really enjoyed the X-Men and Spiderman movies, the only let down for me being the lack of proper constumes in X-Men. Daredevil was muck, no two ways about it, but then again the source material isnt great anyway, Daredevil being easily one of the weakest of Marvels creations. Resident Evil was enjoyable also, obviously its no-brainer but then again thats all i was expecting really…Fantastic Four looks pretty bad aswell but I’ll reserve judgement till I see it.
    You forgot about Blade also, they were great films, threading the line between enjoyable and no-brainer nicely, just like the comic!

    Aren’t we forgetting two of the biggest comic book adaptations due out soon, Batman Begins and Superman Returns? So far Batman, as has been discussed before, looks fantastic, my only reservation lying with the new XTREME batmobile…

    Superman might be good, it all depends on whether Brandon Routh can carry the role…The casting seems alright apart from one “minor” discrepancy…Martha Kent is being played by Eva Marie Saint who is 91 and Jonathon Kent is being played by Hugh Jackman, me thinks there’ll be plenty of time spent in make up! :D

  • #21515

    Sofox
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    You know I kinda liked Daredevil. It wasn’t anything spectacular, but it had a lot of action, kept moving forward and ended okay. Sure there wasn’t any huge character developments or stunning storyline or anything, but it was okay, and some of the whole “world seen by the senses” stuff was sorta interesting aswell.

  • #21516

    gizmo
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    Daredevil was the reason Elektra was made, hence nothing good can ever come of it… :lol:

  • #21518

    Pete
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    What about Spawn, Hellboy, Road to Perdition, The Punisher? I loved the Xmen movies and the Spiderman stuff so far. There are plans for 6 spiderman films in total and Raimi wants to helm them all. Was someone here saying that Kelsey Grammar has been cast as Beast in X Men 3?

  • #21520

    gizmo
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    The Spawn film was terrible to be honest and hes one of my favourite characters so it was a double let down. Hellboy was great, I went expecting a car crash but it really was a great film. I havent seen Road To Perdition yet but its on my to-watch list. The Punisher, well I must say I really enjoyed it also. It was quite close to the source material and Thomas Jane really was the perfect actor for the role. In fact when I walked away I’m convinced he’d make the perfect John Clark from Tom Clancys Jack Ryan series of novels. Having Liev Schreiber in that role was one of the worst things aout The Sum Of All Fears…after casting Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan of course! :D

    Yep it was announced the other day that Grammar had gotten the role, duno how thats gona work really unless its all CGI enhanced and maybe he does the voice or something…

  • #21521

    gizmo
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    The Spawn film was terrible to be honest and hes one of my favourite characters so it was a double let down. Hellboy was great, I went expecting a car crash but it really was a great film. I havent seen Road To Perdition yet but its on my to-watch list. The Punisher, well I must say I really enjoyed it also. It was quite close to the source material and Thomas Jane really was the perfect actor for the role. In fact when I walked away I’m convinced he’d make the perfect John Clark from Tom Clancys Jack Ryan series of novels. Having Liev Schreiber in that role was one of the worst things aout The Sum Of All Fears…after casting Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan of course! :D

    Yep it was announced the other day that Grammar had gotten the role, duno how thats gona work really unless its all CGI enhanced and maybe he does the voice or something…

    Oh and if you havnt already noticed, along with video games adaptations Hollywood has been bitten by the Asian horror bug. Hideo Nakata is now remarking The Eye, no cast as of yet but they have a script.

  • #21525

    Max Marshall
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    The Punisher, well I must say I really enjoyed it also. It was quite close to the source material and Thomas Jane really was the perfect actor for the role.[/quote:868ed43009]

    take it back

  • #21528

    gizmo
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    Heh, I’ve been taken on about that before. :D
    Put it like this, who else do you think would have been good for the role? I thought about it for a good while and I honestly couldnt think of anyone else…

  • #21530

    Sofox
    Participant

    Often the best actors for a role are ones who havn’t really done anything major yet. You’re really limiting yourself by only selecting from the pool of well known actors.

  • #21531

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Not the actor dude, the movie sucked beyond any comprehendible level. They could have resurrected marlin brando for the role and the movie still would have sucked balls, big meaty balls.

    but its a matter of opinion really

  • #21532

    swisslad
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  • #21535

    GizmoDX
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    I thought hellboy was great, daredevil was pretty good too. I think one of the only reasons Affleck got the role was because of kevin smith, apparently smith was asked who should play daredevil and he immediatley said affleck because (in his own word) “i say affleck for everything, Jaws5, affleck as the shark”

    I’d love to see a green arrow movie with smith writing it, he did a run of the comics which were brilliant.

  • #21537

    gizmo
    Participant

    Yea it seemed to get “slightly” mixed reviews. I’m an action junkie though so I tend to rate such films differently than I do others hence I cut The Punisher and its ilk some slack. Oh and one of my friends saw Fantastic Four and he said it was “surprisingly good” which was the same thing he said about Hellboy, maybe theres some hope yet! :D

    Heh, thats abit like Maddox with Ben Stiller so…
    http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=ben_stiller_should_star_in_every_movie
    :lol:

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