Friday, May 23, 2008



The Tekken movie has reportedly finished filming and is now in post-production. It's due next year, 2009.

First Tekken Movie Images! (via SDTekken)

They listed the cast as:

  • Jonathan Foo as Jin Kazama -- don't know this guy, but he looks.. young for Jin; did a wushu movie

  • Luke Goss as Steve Fox -- seems alright.. this guy played Nomak in Blade II so, I guess, he can be vicious :p

  • Gary Daniels as Bryan Fury -- don't know this guy, but the nets say that he's a real-life kickboxer, which Bryan is (sort of)..

  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Heihachi -- wahahaha! Shang Tsung!

  • Darren Henson as Raven -- don't know this guy.. (Wikipedia says: Darrin Dewitt Henson (born May 5, 1972 in Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American choreographer, dancer, and actor.) he's a.. dancer? they really should've gotten Wesley Snipes..

  • Ian Anthony Dale as Kazuya -- an American plays Kazuya?! oh, he's half-Japanese.. whew! I thought they casted this guy on account of his eyebrows..


  • Kelly Overton as Christie Montiero -- don't know her.. IMDB says she was an athlete, so, okay..

  • Candice Hillebrand as Nina Williams -- a singer?

  • Marian Zapico as Anna Williams -- don't know her..

  • Roger Huerta as Miguel -- a top UFC lightweight contender, yeah!

I've scanned through the comments and someone mentioned that two other major characters were listed in other sites:

  • Chiaki Kuriyama as Ling Xiaoyu (from IMDB) -- the girl from Kill Bill

  • Nathan Jones as Craig Marduk (from the Tekkenpedia site) -- bad-ass strongman!

Here's a page that puts the actors' pics side-by-side with images of the characters they play: (Chinese site)

I'm loyal enough to the Tekken name to not take it against them that King isn't hinted anywhere.. =p

Now. Cung Le.

Cung Le (which I've heard pronounced as "Lee") is a relatively new mixed martial artist. He's a kickboxer of some sort, and he now has a mixed martial arts record of 6 wins and 0 losses. His last match was with Frank "The Legend" Shamrock. Yes. Shamrock. And Cung Le won. Because he freakin' broke Frank Shamrock's arm with his kicks.

Fight fans, you gotta watch this:

Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le (VIDEO)
Cage Cam! (camera on referee)

Here are post-match interview vids:
- with Cung Le
- with Frank Shamrock



jem said...

yay <3 chiaki kuriyama

JAm said...

halimaw cung le! now the only questionable thing about him is his cooking skills. hehe.