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Tekken (鉄拳) is a 2010 Japanese-released, American-produced martial arts film directed by Dwight Little and adapted from the fighting game series of the same name. The film follows Jin Kazama (Jon Foo) in his attempts to enter the Iron Fist Tournament in order to avenge the loss of his mother (Tamlyn Tomita), by confronting his father (Ian Anthony Dale) and his grandfather (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), the latter of who he thought was responsible for her death. On November 5, 2009, Tekken was shown at American Film Market. On January 14, 2010, an international trailer was released, and the film premiered in Japan on March 20, 2010. 


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The film's opening theme is "You're Going Down" by the Australian alternative band Sick Puppies from their album, Tri-Polar.



The film was screened at the Mann's Criterion Theatre in Santa Monica on November 5, 2009, as part of the AFM Film Festival in order to find a solid distributor. It was released in Japan on March 20, 2010 through Warner Bros. Pictures (Japan). The film also premiered on July 27, 2010 in Singapore and August 4, 2010 in the Philippines (via Pioneer Films). One week prior to the Philippine premiere, Jon Foo visited Manila to promote the film. Due to its poor reception, the film never saw a wide theatrical release in the United States, and was released direct-to-video instead.


The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in Japan on August 11, 2010. In the UK, Optimum released and distributed the film on May 2, 2011. Warner Bros. Pictures released the film in the United States on DVD and Blu-ray on July 19, 2011.


Katsuhiro Harada, director of the Tekken video game series, has panned the film. He said that Namco was "not able to supervise that movie; it was a cruel contract,” and later went on to say that he was "uninterested" in the film. The film was also widely panned by fans who disliked how far from canon the story strayed and how very unlike themselves the characters were, and it performed poorly at the Japanese box office. The film never saw western theatrical release due to its initial failure in Japan and was instead released direct-to-video.


Crystal Sky Pictures is bringing the video game Tekken back with a prequel to the 2010 live-action adaptation. This time, they have found a new helmer in Ong-Bak director Prachya Pinkaew. The new film, currently titled Tekken: Rise Of The Tournament, currently has no casting in place. However, the producers are looking for actors to closely resemble the characters who will be in the film. On January 8, 2014, it was reported that the film will be called Tekken: A Man Called X and martial artist actor Kane Kosugi will be appearing in the film. [1][2] However, Kosugi's official website corrected the error, stating that the actor wasn't starring in a prequel called Tekken: A Man Called X, but rather a non-Tekken film with the temp title Agent X.[3] This however turned out to be false.

The prequel, officialy named Tekken: Kazuya's Revenge, was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 12th, 2014.


According Variety, Paul Steven who work on both films will produce the remake with Financing City Network.[4]


  • Chiaki Kuriyama was rumored to portray Ling Xiaoyu in the film until the actress discomfirmed the rumor in a interview with Brian Ashcroft from Kotaku.[5]
    • Other characters who were rumored to appear in the film were Hwoarang portrayed by Jae Hee, Jack portrayed by David Pitt, King portrayed by Dave Bautista, and Craig Marduk portrayed by Nathan Jones. However, all were eventually disconfirmed.


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