TEKKEN, the long-awaited live-action adaptation of the Namco video game series completes principal photography in Shreveport, Louisiana at the end of this month. Under the direction of Dwight H. Little (RAPID FIRE), a cast of actors and martial arts experts are headlining the action film, which is due for release in early 2009.
Casting confirmations include Kelly Overton as Christie, Luke Goss (HELLBOY 2) as Steve Fox, Gary Daniels (CITY HUNTER) as Bryan Fury, Candice Hillebrand (RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE) as Nina Williams, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (MORTAL KOMBAT) as Mishima, Darrin Henson (STOMP THE YARD) as Raven, Ian Anthony Dale as Kazuya, Cung Le (BLIZNIY BOY) as Marshall Law, Marian Zapico as Anna Williams, and UFC contender Roger “Matador” Huerta plays Miguel Rojas.
Fiancier and producing entity Crystal Sky Pictures will be introducing stunt actor Jon Foo as Jin Kazama. Jon notably portrayed the sword-wielding wushu fighter against Tony Jaa in THE PROTECTOR.
French martial arts wunderkind Cyril Raffaelli (LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) has served as action choreographer.
The screenplay was written by Alan McElroy.
EDIT: A number of corrections have been made to this article, originally posted on 3/26. All present information has been confirmed by a representative of the production.
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