Hollywood Gets Hold of King of Fighters


Classic fighting game series King of Fighters is set to receive a grand Hollywood adaptation in the glorious tradition of Street Fighter and Dragonball.

The movie uses actors nobody has ever heard of, and in the best tradition of Hollywood dispenses with the game’s highly developed setting and atmosphere in favour of some story centring on mysterious multidimensional alien artefacts.

The extremely stylish 2D character designs are perhaps one of the major selling points of the series, so naturally Hollywood has discarded them.  Their loss seems unlikely to be well received by fans, especially considering what they have been replaced with.

The movie is set for a 2010 release.

Via Inside Games.

Having run out of novels and comics to plunder, it seems Hollywood is increasingly turning to anime and games, though considering the scant resemblance their productions bear to the original it is a wonder they bother…

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    Comment by SG
    21:58 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh god, another game to movie onto the firing line.
    Whats bad is that they never fit or feel like the game/anime/manga ect.

    They should of opted for Animation instead. Imagine what you can do!

    Though, the Resident Evil films ain't that bad... 'cept the third one which I thought lacked quite a few things...

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    Comment by Aya
    23:28 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's it. its the beginning of the end. Hollywood is ruining all the good stuff. D:

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    Comment by deathberry
    23:30 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by paul
    20:43 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    if you live in hk then you would have heard of bernice liu

    that said they are ruining another childhood memory of mine

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:10 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    People who know nothing about the game will still eat it up. Just like they ate up the horrible resident evil movies and ect.

    That's the sad part. I wonder how many ate up that dragonball movie. The only movie that I thought was halfway decent was silent hill. All other movies that were based off a game was twisted horribly and done all wrong.

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    Comment by KyoSanada
    20:12 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well it sure looks like another anime/game based movie thats gonna suck big time hollywood is just killing the series with this movies, and I recently heard that spielberg is makin a ghost in the shell 3D movie

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    Comment by sunshinesan
    23:43 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ugh, bad feeling in my stomach.

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    Comment by Amex_Yohko
    23:49 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh Satan bring me to Hell because I rather go there than watching that shit in this world!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:10 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll watch it if they get Jean-Claude Van Damme to be portray Rugal.

    Comment by Metalbunny
    04:02 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want one that actually works please T_T

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:01 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    my gawd, not another one...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:57 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Motherfucker, imma loli bomb hollywood right now!!!!

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    Comment by Carrie
    04:52 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a waste of lolis...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why does Hollywood keep doing this? STOP IT AMERICA!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:48 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn you, Hollywood and your cooperate shit!

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    Comment by eksuterru-kun
    00:54 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    insert facepalm here~

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:45 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i saw this a couple days ago, oh & KYO IS WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Kuroya
    17:14 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No. Just NO.

    Comment by Admiral Piplup
    17:43 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    why does that top pic remind me of Zoolander so much?

    Comment by weee
    17:09 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe just like dragonball, etc. people (fans and not) will only watch it to make fun of it!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:05 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    David Carradine has died in vain.

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    Comment by Veknus
    17:45 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    o great another arcade favourite of mine is going to die to hollywoods disasters, I mean come on if they are going to do it right dress like them walk, fight like them jeez, if your going to add kyo were is his rival huh, i can already see the series of good arcade games and anime turn to a shit hole due of hollywoods 'wonderful' disasters.

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    Comment by Chronomaster
    17:55 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy shit the woman they got for Mai has almost no bust (at least by Mai standards).

    Comment by LuZ
    19:25 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is not bullshit, it even worst. This is PIGSHIT!!!!
    Stop wasting your money on this movie... Nobody want to watch this...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:41 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    19:42 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    why cant they focus on something they are like thunder cats live action rather than doing something they always fail to do?

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    Comment by A-no-ny-MOAR
    19:18 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Vegio
    18:08 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, the little focused pic on the "recent news" menu about this news is just awesome.

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    Comment by Vegio
    18:08 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    disclaimer: the fact that i didn't comment about the news itself is self-explanatory, isn't it ?

    Comment by kenjiharima
    18:23 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They failed on DOA and Street Fighter so what other popular fighting game they need to to fail besides Tekken? OH KOF!!! Nice Hollywood nice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:10 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cant unsee...
    Cant unread...
    Cant unheard....
    I'm screwed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder when they will make a live action for metal gear solid... I can hardly wait.

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    Comment by phisaki
    19:56 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I swear to god I don't give a flying fuck if this movie sucks balls I want to see this fucking movie! This is a dream come true for me for I have never thought KOF would be made into a movie let alone be made by Hollywood. I'm really excited for all of this!

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    Comment by Taiga sama
    23:48 23/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    is this spposed to be a sarcasm ?

    Comment by mangapym
    01:34 23/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by n_n
    13:05 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tom Bergeron as Rugal?

    no, no, no...Anwar ibrahim should be Rugal. he's an evil muthafucka.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    R.I.P. King Of Fighters. I knew Thee Well.

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    Comment by Taiga sama
    23:47 23/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i prefer 2d thank you.

    srlsy hollywood =_=

    Comment by Maw
    18:16 08/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jeezzz!! all bulk of you have to comes back when you grow up (like Kasumi Tendo said, LOL) is just market, you buy it or not, stop crying like a little puppy barking, it is my favourite VIDEO GAME franchise too but the games never have been considered a Literature Nobel Prize by it script and many KOF or SF characters where based on earlier movies, real person, actors (actress): Steven Segal, Robert Garcia, M. Bison(Balrog) Mike Tyson, Zangief a real wrestler i dont remember, Orochi saga, a legend from Japan, first DBall, The monkey King Chinese Legend, King, Cinthia Rothrock, Hon Fu, Jackie Chan, Choi Bounge, Freddy Krueger, etc. So dont get so serious, is just for fun ,if you are pissed off you are gettin too much serious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:43 03/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This will be a great hit...wouldn't you guys agree? grrrrr!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 03/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    One by one Hollywood is determined to rape every good game franchise they get their hands on. :sadface: =( ;_; :sadface:

    Comment by ChaosAngel92
    10:48 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please. anything but this.

    What have we done to deserve this!? Why SNK! WHAT DID WE DO!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:08 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WHYYYY????? NOT SNK!!! WHY WHY WHY WHY!???!!!? NOT KOF! Geese, hollywood, are you insane? only hardcore nerds like KOF, heck you have to be a nerd to have herd of KOF. Nerds, such as myself, do not approve of this and will not watch this crappy movie. I was in a good mood today, too. damn it, I sure hope this is a troll, I admit I am pretty RAGED right now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:24 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I cried a bit.

    Comment by Kamenoshi
    10:39 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    With all due respect, are you really JUST hearing about this? It's been pretty well-known for at least a year, seeing how the movie is currently in post-production, but, uh, congrats for finally seeing this?

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    Comment by Carrie
    17:41 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was sort of curious about that too. It does seem awfully late in the game to be hearing about it. But then, many of the people on the site seem to have been just catching wind of it as well... so perhaps they simply weren't paying attention to those things?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:45 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think this movie is meant for the american or japanese audience.

    I think the studio expects to make money in other areas like Korean, China or any other country with low standards.

    Comment by Kokuyoku
    08:08 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least It can't be worse than the Mortal Kombat movies......right?....at least I can hope so.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:41 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck off,the MK movie is overall considered to be the only good videogame adaptation ever made.


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    Comment by maxchain
    05:23 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can they top the Dead or Alive movie, where the tragic (for Dead or Alive, anyway) character Helena, an opera singer on the hunt for her mother's assassin, became a rollerblading valley girl? Place your bets, folks!

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