A few years back, it was announced that the live action adaptation of the Namco video game TEKKEN was getting a prequel. After a bunch of news involving casting and the director, the prequel, which is apparently entitled KAZUYA’S REVENGE, is set for an August 12 release date on DVD and Blu-Ray according to Amazon.
While it is interesting to see how this TEKKEN prequel comes off the ground, there are many conflicting and somewhat insane reports involving the film. Upon hearing the news back in 2012, it was announced that Prachya Pinkaew (ONG-BAK) was going to helm the film. However, he would later depart the project.
Then comes the news that Kane Kosugi would get his first lead role in a Hollywood film with this very film. However, after it was announced, Kane’s agency, Destiny Productions, recanted the news and announced that Crystal Sky, the film company behind TEKKEN, would have Kane star in a film called AGENT X. However, the gang over at City on Fire have announced that Kane’s film was the TEKKEN prequel all along and that the new director was BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER helmer Kaos.
If this is true, there may be hope in terms of the fight scenes as Brahim Achabbakhe was serving as the film’s fight choreographer. What has been confirmed about the TEKKEN prequel is that Ron Smoorenburg, best known for his fight against Jackie Chan in WHO AM I?, has a role in the film. Plus, look for Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Gary Daniels to reprise their roles as Heihachi Mishima and Bryan Fury.
Right now, take these with a grain of salt. As more confirmations are revealed, this particular post will be updated. In the meantime, look for TEKKEN: KAZUYA’S REVENGE on August 12, 2014 on DVD and Blu-Ray.
UPDATE – 5/28/2014: City on Fire’s Mighty Peking Man has learned that Amazon had pulled the pre-order links off their site. This recent turn of events makes one wonder if there is any truth to the rumor of the prequel coming out or not. We will keep you updated as we hear more word on this film.
2014 • prequel • Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge