‘Tekken: Rise of the Tournament’ Prequel in Development

‘Ong Bak’ director Prachya Pinkaew is on board for this new project, which will feature actors who look like the video game characters.

Tekken: Rise of the Tournament prequel in the works at Crystal Sky
Tekken: Rise of the Tournament prequel in the works at Crystal Sky
Crystal Sky is planning a prequel to last year's video game adaptation Tekken, which is currently titled Tekken: Rise of the Tournament.

Prachya Pinkaew is on board to direct, although don't expect any Tekken stars to sign on. According to Crystal Sky CEO Steven Paul, the prequel will cast actors who look like the characters from the popular video game series. Crystal Sky doesn't have a distribution deal in place as of yet, but the studio is aiming for a theatrical release.

The studio also announced that production will begin this summer on Dracula: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Romania. Pearry Reginald Teo (Necromentia) is directing, although they have not cast the lead yet. Here's what Steven Paul had to say about this horror tale, which he hopes to be the launching pad for a new franchise.

"It's the first installment in a franchise about a young, romantic Prince of Darkness, his Army of the Undead and a series of events that shake Transylvania to its core."

Crystal Sky also unveiled Chilly Christmas, starring C. Thomas Howell, Tom Arnold, and Brooke Langton, at the Cannes Film Festival. The family comedy centers on a boy and his enormous dog. They are also in post-production on three new sequels to Baby Geniuses, which all star Jon Voight as the villain. The sequels were shot in ten different countries, where the babies arrive through a transport machine to communicate with local toddlers.

Tekken was released in 2011 and stars Luke Goss, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Gary Daniels, Tamlyn Tomita, Mircea Monroe, Cung Le, Jon Foo, John Pyper-Ferguson. The film is directed by Dwight H. Little.

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Comments (7)

  1. Brandon Parke

    I say leave cary tagawa as Heihachi he portrayed the look and acting good. But in this prequel he has to be more sinister. I also say leave Ian Dale as Kazuya Mishima he did good just shave off the beard man for the prequel and have him more thirsty and wanting to over throw his father. Also I think we should have Daniel Henney play as Lee Chaoan and have him as the main character. I also believe leave Candice Hillebrand as Nina willaims and marian zapico as Anna Williams. Travis Van winkle as Paul Pheonix. Thats my choice so far I think it would work.

    2 years agoby @Brandon-ParkeFlag

  2. Bill Louis

    good game sh*t movie

    3 years agoby @Bill-LouisFlag

  3. Vamp

    I actually enjoyed the first Tekken movie quite a bit, which was a relief. I was really worried about. At any rate the ending screamed sequel, not prequel. I'm curious how it plays out.

    Looking forward to that Dracula movie as well. :D

    3 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  4. skywise

    love the games dont really have high hopes for this movie

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. DoubleR0522

    I hope this one be a lot better, the first one was awful

    3 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  6. Replicant

    I thought the first one was relatively 'not bad' considering the extremely low budget. Better than any Street Fighter movie we've ever seen and better than Mortal Kombat 2 at least.

    Still, why make a prequel instead of just trashing the first one altogether?

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  7. Alan Solares

    Hopefully they do this right.

    3 years agoby @Alan-SolaresFlag

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