Toronto-based Entertainment One has signed a distribution deal with Steven Paul’s Crystal Sky Pictures for all rights to Tekken in France, Scandinavia and South Africa.
Based on the Namco video game which has sold over 10m units in North America, Tekken is about a young fighter who takes on one of the six powerful corporations that rule a futuristic dystopia. It was directed by Dwight Little (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers) from a screenplay by Alan B McElroy and produced by Steven Paul and Benedict Carver.
The film stars Jon Foo (Universal Soldier: Regeneration), Luke Goss (Blade II), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Elektra), Ian Anthony Dale (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth) and Kelly Overton (The Ring II).
Tekken features real fighters and martial artists including Roger Huerta, Cung Le & Lateef Crowder. The fight choreographer was actor/stuntman Cyril Raffaelli (District B-13).
A January 2011 release is scheduled in France, followed by a March release in South Africa. The Scandianian releases are also planned for early 2011, as is the American release through Anchor Bay Films, which holds US rights.