Discovery aired a behind-the-scenes special on the upcoming Tekken movie and thanks to the magic of YouTube, most of it is online. While all the images and footage from the Tekken movie makes me think it’s going to be another terrible movie based on a video game, I’ll admit to being impressed with the behind-the-scenes footage. That’s because rather than focus on the plot and story, the special focuses on French actor Cyril Raffaelli and his amazing abilities as a free runner and what he brought to the film. If you’re not familiar with Raffaelli, he did stunt work on Hitman, Transporter 2, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Angel-A and a number of other action movies. You also might know him from his work in front of the camera as the lead in District 13 and District 13: Ultimatum.
During the behind-the-scenes footage he revealed Tekken has 9 major fight scenes and some of them have over 50 moves. Even if the film is terrible, some of the fights are going to probably be very cool. If you’ve been looking forward to Tekken, or just want to see how the stunt work was done, hit the jump.
The video game movie has long been the bastard step child of cinematic adaptations, often casting unknown talent before and behind the camera working from a script that someone wrote while they were writing 30 other things. Anyway, the trailer for new video game adaptation, Tekken, indicates that this will not be changing any time soon. It kinda looks like the trailer’s editor was a big fan of the game, particularly the strategy of just mashing all the buttons on the controller and just hoping for the best. Though you do have to give the filmmakers of Tekken props for actually making a movie based on a fighting tournament game and actually featuring a fighting tournament in the film (I’m looking at you, STREET FIGHTER). Check out the trailer for yourself after the jump:
When our favorite tortured Spartan with a bad case of laryngitis comes calling, no mere mortal can resist. Even more so once a solid fighting engine and enormous boobies serve as backdrops for Kratos’ latest appearance. Like ‘Tekken: Dark Resurrection’ before it, Namco-Bandai has another portable fighter winner on its hands in ‘Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny,’ a fairly robust version of the legendary series perfectly designed for solo, portable play. My review after the jump: