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King of Fighters. The Movie! Now with less Uwe Boll
Chan takes on 'King of Fighters'
Pic will shoot next year
CANNES -- Hong Kong action director Gordon Chan ("The Medallion," "Fist of Legend") is to direct an English-language, live-action adaptation of best-selling videogame "King of Fighters." Pic will lense in Asia in first quarter of 2008.
Pic will be jointly financed by Japanese production and rights management group Micott & Basara and Australian-U.S. sales agent Arclight/Easternlight.
Concept is owned by SNK Playmore group and been released as 30 arcade, computer and home console games since franchise was launched 21 years ago. Screenplay is being written by "Fearless" scripter Chris Chow. Production is by Axis Entertainment's Joseph Chou (currently producing upcoming "Appleseed: Ex Machina") and Tim Kwok of L.A.-based Convergence Entertainment ("Wicked City".)
I think that Fatal Fury would have been a better choice for a movie made form an SNK game. It would have less characters to manage and a fairly decent story that could be adapted to movie form. King of fighters has too many characters (I think they broke over 100 characters in the series already. there is no way they will be able to develop anyone outside of Kyo and Iori enough for us to care what happens to them. Also some big "stars" from King of fighters such as Terry and Ryo will be completely over shadowed. And I already see Mai Filing int he T&A roll even more than she does now.
So in conclusion this could either be as "good" as the Mortal Kombat movie or as bad as the Street Fighter movie.