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Anchor Bay secures US, Australian and New Zealand rights to Tekken

Anchor Bay Films has acquired US, Australian and New Zealand rights from Crystal Sky Pictures to the video game adaptation Tekken.

The story takes place in a world run by corporations where a man enters a martial arts contest to avenge his mother’s death, only to learn he has become a pawn in a sinister game.

Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale, Luke Goss and Gary Daniels star alongside fighters Roger Huerta, Cung Le and Lateef Crowder.

Dwight Little directed from Alan McElroy’s script based on the Namco franchise. Anchor Bay plans a wide US release in 2011. Executive vice-president of worldwide acquisitions and co-productions Kevin Kasha and Anchor Bay president Bill Clark and Richard Turner negotiated the deal with Crystal Sky head Steven Paul and Scott Karol.

Paul produced with Benedict Carver and Daniel Diamond and Scott Karol served as executive producers.

“We’re pleased to be able to partner with Crystal Sky Pictures to offer this film to the current and future fans of Tekken,” Kasha said. “We know how much anticipation there is for this film.”

“Anchor Bay is a strong, upcoming distributor with a solid history and deep understanding of Japanese entertainment, and we know they will give the film a big push in the marketplace,” Paul added.

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