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King Of Fighters Movie goes sci-fi

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 23, 2009

The King of Fighters movie

From VideoGamesBlogger.com

The latest fighting game to be turned into a movie is The King of Fighters which is set for release sometime in 2010.

Other upcoming game movies based on fighting games include Tekken and the Street Fighter-based movie Street

Maggie Q

Maggie Q

Fighter: The legend of Chun-Li (starring Kristen Kruek aka Lana Lane from Smallville as Chun-Li) and the already released Dead or Alive film.

The King of Fighters flick will see the franchise getting a science fiction angle (something not found in the games, at least to my knowledge) as revealed in this quote from the MovieSet:

It also looks like the King of Fighters movie will introduce a new science fiction spin into the setting established in the games’ universe by following the surviving members of three legendary fighting clans who are continually whisked away to other dimensions by an evil power. As the fighters enter each new world they battle that universe’s native defenders, while the force that brought them seeks to find a way to invade and infect our world. Hmm, doesn’t seem very faithful to the games to me, eh.

Naturally the game is based on the long-running “The King of Fighters” franchise of fighting games by SNK Playmore. A series which is on it’s 12th core entry with The King of Fighters XII and has spawned a whopping 13 spin-off games. To put that into perspective, the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter franchises are still in single digits (Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe is the 8th MK game while Street Fighter is on it’s fourth CORE entry with Street Fighter IV, even though there’s been tons of spin-offs and re-releases).

The King of Fighters movie began filming in Vancouver, Canada on November 27th. It’s being directed by Gordon

Bernice Liu

Bernice Liu

Chan, a dynamic Hong-Kong-born director who is known for films like Fist of legend, Beast Cop and Jackie Chan’s 2003 flick The Medallion. The screenplay is by newcomer Rita Augustine.

As far as actors are concerned, The King of Fighters will star Maggie Q (Live Free and Die Hard), Sean Faris (Never Back Down), Will Yun Lee (Elektra), Francoise Yip (Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem), Monique Ganderton (Supernatural) and Ray Park, best known for his portrayal as Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Producing the movie will be Joseph Chou (Appleseed: Ex Machina), Tim Kwok (Wicked City) and Bobby Sheng. The picture is being jointly financed by Japanese production and rights management group Micott & Basara and Australian-U.S. sales agent Arclight/Easternlight.

 Cast
  Sean Faris … Kyo Kusanagi
  Will Yun Lee … Iori Yagami
  David Leitch … Terry Bogard
  Maggie Q … Mai Shiranui
  Ray Park … Rugal Bernstein
  Bernice Liu … Vice
  Monique Ganderton … Mature

Françoise Yip

Françoise Yip

Sam Hargrave … Ryo Sakazaki
  Françoise Yip … Chizuru

 Visual Effects Department
  Garman Herigstad … CG supervisor: Base-FX, Beijing
  Shandy Lashley … visual effects coordinator
  Ron Simonson … visual effects supervisor

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One Response to “King Of Fighters Movie goes sci-fi”

  1. ANONIMO said

    NOOOO!!POR EL AMOR DE DIOS!! NO LO HAGAN THE KING OF FIGHTERS EN PELICULA Y SI YA LO HICIERON ENTONCE QUE DESGRACIA O MIL MALDICION,NINGUNO DE LOS ACTORES SE PARESE A LOS PROTAGONISTA DE KING OF FIGHTERS,ES UNA VERDADERA MIER…LA PELICULA QUE PRETENDE IMITAR A LOS JUEGO DE VIDEO PUES JAMAS PERO!! PERO JAMAS LO HAN HECHO IGUAL QUE LOS JUEGO DE VIDEO COMO LA GRAN MIER…DE LA PELICULA DE MARIO BROS,MORTAL KOMBAT, RESIDENT EVIL,STREET FIGHTERS,DEAD OR ALIVE Y OTROS,LA UNICA PELICULA QUE MERESE LAS FELICITACIONES POR HACER LA PELICULA MAS IDENTICA A LOS VIDEO JUEGO FUE LA PELICULA DE SILEN HILL,ESPERO QUE NO VUELVA PONER PELICULA QUE IMITE A LOS VIDEO JUEGO MAS NUNCA AL MENOS QUE LO HAGAN PERFECTAMENTE!!!DIOS Y ESPERO QUE ENTIENDA DE LO QUE TRATO DE EXPLICAR MIL INSULTO A ESOS DIRECTORES QUE HICIERON A ESA PELICULA MIERDERA!!!

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