Dwight Little to Direct Tekken

"From the director of Anaconda 2 and the screenwriter of Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever..."

by | December 20, 2007 | Comments

Thirteen years and eight games adds up to a whole bunch of potential for a feature film adaptation — at least according to Dwight Little, who has agreed to direct a Tekken movie for Crystal Sky Pictures.

Variety reports that Little, whose most recent directorial efforts include Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and Murder at 1600, will helm the “futuristic martial arts actioner” from a script by Alan McElroy (Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever). The director breaks it down like so:

“The film plays out as a science fiction story set in the near future, about a rebel who rises up against the Tekken Corp. to seize freedom for his people. It’s a gladiator story, but the videogame has a complicated enough storyline that it provides the template for a martial arts spectacular.”

If you aren’t familiar with the Tekken series, Little’s “complicated storyline” comment might sound like a ridiculous way to describe a fighting game, but the Tekken plot is actually fairly thick (and absolutely ridiculous, but that’s neither here nor there). And lest you snicker at the giant snakes on his resume, or his 24 percent average on the Tomatometer, it bears mentioning that Little knows a thing or two about martial arts flicks — he was behind the lens for Brandon Lee‘s Rapid Fire, not to mention Steven Seagal‘s Marked for Death.

Why are you still snickering?

Source: Variety

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