Hollywood’s franchise raping antics continue with the revelation that even the producer of Tekken is willing to publicly trounce the recent $35 million Tekken movie, calling it “terrible” and entreating Tekken fans “don’t even ask me about that!”

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada expressed his dissatisfaction in an English language Twitter exchange with fans:

“That Hollywood movie is terrible. We were not able to supervise that movie. (It was cruel contract.) I’m not interested in that [movie].”

“Please don’t ask me about that movie. We did not have the supervision right. I don’t want talk about that.”

Considering the atrocious results of practically every effort to adapt a fighting game to the silver screen, just why they persist is something of a mystery.

The trailer:

The film was aired in Japan in March, with a number of other territories getting summer 2010 releases. The US release is due some time in 2011.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:01 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should make it a good animation like The Polar Express did

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:48 14/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And have everyone played by Tom Hanks...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:06 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    AMERICA + [insert Japan awesomeness] = FUCKING FAIL!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:34 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    HUHUHU, so true !

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:13 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    19:55 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want my Mirai Nikki made by Christopher Nolan with a $100 mio budget kthxbye.

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    Comment by Igarashi
    19:26 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fighting games make for terrible movies because they don't need to have a decent plot for people to enjoy them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:45 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    why you guys don't mention that movie from mario? XDDDD

    btw I watched prince of persia it was ok... silent hill was also ok... the rest just sux (yeah re, tomb raider, sf, mk)

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:34 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    At first I was like: ''wtf, there is a Tekken live action movie now?''

    Then I was like: ''Oh yeah, there was an article about it also on Sancom a while ago''.

    And then I was like: ''Damn you Artefact for reminding me!''.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:50 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    wut...? Jin and Christie? what the hell is wrong with those people

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:13 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What can I say but this film was complete crap! I'm not a fan of Tekken but this was a complete crime, the fool that signed this off to be released let alone to be produced should be shot!! Really if you've not watched this don't waste your time or money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    for me every fighting game that the americans make it into a movie sucks mortal kombat , Street fighter ( the movie where van dam is guile )and Tekken i hope the king of fighters movie dont suck as much as there movies

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:56 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked the movie. I think the game is bullshit and I still liked it.

    fucking tree people, bears, raptors, like 19 different cyborgs....

    Go play a real fighting game like Street Fighter, King of Fighters or Dead or Alive 4.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:00 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Real fighting games? Firstly KoF has always tried to be Street Fighter and did it badly. DoA is just button bashing paradise for noobs to the 3D fighting scene.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:20 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It seems Street Fighter and the Mortal Kombat movies remain the only good fighting game movie adaptations, am i rite.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...Looks like Tekken to me. That is, shitty! :3

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    Comment by AlucardsQuest
    16:39 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    People can nitpick away and join in on the bandwagon, but Mortal Kombat for all it's flaws was actually pretty entertaining and coherent... which is much more than I can say about any other fighting game movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:52 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait...There's a Tekken MOVIE now...?

    ... I am instantly disgusted -_-

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    Comment by Baronight
    16:11 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    is this really that bad?

    it seems that people complain more about the cast that does not resemblance Tekken chars rather than the overall story or fight scene..

    i haven't watch yet, so i definitely do not know the quality of the movie...but i would probably say this shit is much better than DBZ, The Legend of Chun Li, or even DOA for that matter

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The most lol about this movie is seeing Cary-Hiroyuki Takagawa cosplays as Heihachi in the movie.

    I LAUGHED at his hair.

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    Comment by Trini D. King
    15:58 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh. -_-

    At least it looks better than the anime adaptation, which by the way sucked massive ass.

    In the end, video game and cartoon/anime are difficult to pull off since we don't really possess the technology to make the Real-Life product match the original.

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    Comment by tingle
    18:45 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the action is to fast to be tekken it should be frustratinly slow when the characters move.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:47 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    " New tekken Movie Horrible" ???? WELL DUUUUUHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! we like knew this since first hearing the words "tekken" "movie" "hollywood" in the same sentence


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    18:29 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't wait to see SNK's reaction on Hollywood KOF..

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed, they will flipped out once they see the movie's Rugal Bernstein doing wushu flips.

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    Comment by Deathcrisis24
    17:41 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There a lot thing that should never be done on hollywood, and that is making a anime/cartoon/videogame adaptaion to movies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:52 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sadly, yes, this does look like every other video game movie cash-in.

    However! There has been an exception to bad video game movies, and it just might be in the form of the Mortal Kombat movie trailer.


    Give it a look-see and you judge for yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:56 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which part of the trailer makes you feel that this movie will be an exeption? The movie will join the long list of video game to movie fuck ups.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:01 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yeah, this movie sucks so bad it gives Streetfighter: Lengend of Chun Li a run for its money. Setting is like some post apocalyptic shit that has a paper than connection, if that, to any of the games. The character portrayls are horrible in both their personality and fighting styles with the exception of maybe Eddie and Raven.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:31 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least it got more ass than Chun Li.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:29 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So you agree the shitty movie Legend of Chun Li is better?
    Worst judgement ever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:12 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have they finished making the live-action King of Fighters rapeage yet? That could wind up being the one shitty fighting game-based movie to outdo all other shitty fighting game-based movies to claim the crown of 'Worst Fighting Game-based Movie Ever'.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    01:18 14/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They already did. Just saw the trailer on a local cinema Coming Soon big screen yesterday...

    Comment by Hibakusha
    22:51 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Movie adaptations in general are shitty. Be it from comics, games, folk-tales, real tales, TV, books, anime... Oh and remakes!

    Yes maybe some of them are not that bad (imo) but most do tend to fuck up a lot the original history, characters, even changing so much the whole package you can't be really sure if the film was based on something on the end or it was an original movie with a borrowed existing title.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:02 14/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Note: Movies in hollywood from games and anime = insult.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:14 14/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course it's bad. What were they expecting? Enter The Dragon meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? Actually that would be pretty sweet. =D

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:02 14/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't even know how to react to the thought of Bruce Lee Wuxia....

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 14/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still liked the original Mortal Kombat movie. Despite the cheesiness it was a good fun kung-fu flick that made good use of the existing story and characters. Even the DoA film wasn't so bad since it turned things in to Charlie's Angels but still managed to meet the titty quota.

    Given the names involved, this Tekken movie could have been similar. Seems there was a lot of outside interference.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 14/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Asuka Kazama = No Ticket from me.

    I've got home and saw my dad watching Tekken (DL of course). I sat down and watch for 10 minute, before walking off thinking "No wonder the original creator is pissed"

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    Comment by rivai
    10:52 14/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    just like another dragon ball and the last air bender?

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    10:59 14/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    SImple fact, Holloywood + video games= FAILURE!!
    Mortal Kombat was butchered, Resident Evil was shoot, DOOM was shoot,butchered, stabbed,raped,run over and tortured,Dead or alive was all that happened to doom plus mutilated, these movies ain't even above avenge, yes some of them were alright but for those who PLAYED the game, it felt like a kick to the nuts, just goes to show Hollywood well never make good game to movie adaption and lets not forget what they did to the last air bender and dragon ball z evolution.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:26 14/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    where the hell is Paul Phoenix!?!?

    Comment by Wingsoffusion
    21:15 14/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    All i can say is:..
    Fuck you hollywood!

    Can't make shit right...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:53 16/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've never played the game, i watched the movie after seeing this and i loved it XDDD

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    Comment by Julius "Tom" Jones
    02:09 17/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Id like to see Hollywood do Streets of Rage.
    Dolph Lundgren could be Axel Stone, Wesley Snipes could be Adam Hunter and Koyuki Katō could be Blaze Fielding. How fucking EPIC would that be? Tom Berenger could be MR.X (Coooooooooool) Do it Hollywood... DO IT!!! :D

    As for Tekken I think I'll give it a miss just like I missed DBZ and Street Fighter. (Watched Mortal Kombat though = UNFORGETTABLE) :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 17/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jin... and woman!?!?!?!?!!? WTH!?!?!!!!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've seen the movie...it really is bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:42 15/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yup! hollwood fucks up everything!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:01 16/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    what a whimpy kazuya... but well, even when there's a proper story (like "crying freeman") , they know how to fuck it up for good, or rather the worst.

    remember Super mario brothers movie (ok, that one was at least creative and quite hilarious)

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    06:23 15/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


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