Take a moment to wipe yourself off if need be.
What you just watched was the teaser trailer for Tekken: Blood Vengeance, the first full length CG animated film based on the popular fighting franchise. Last night my twitter feed was jam packed with retweets of the trailer, posted first by Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada.
The film runs 90 minutes, pretty standard length for an animated feature, and is canon with the game series bridging the gap between Tekken 5 and Tekken 6. That's right just like Resident Evil: Degeneration, which was also produced by Digital Frontier. The screenplay is written by Dai Sato, of Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex fame, and the film will be directed by Youichi Mouri who directed the
flawless opening sequences of both Tekken 5 and Tekken 6.
Suffice it to say, we're in good hands with this one. If this is the new trend for gaming-based movies, then I'm all for it! Tekken in particular has always been a franchise I've wanted more straight-up plot from, as ridiculous as the story can be at times.
Fans can expect the gorgeous looking film sometime this summer.
And hopefully with this we can forever forget the awful live-action Tekken film that came out last year.
Seriously though where the hell is Miguel's chest hair? Or his ethnicity?