The lights are on
Tekken: Rise of the Tournament is set to be directed by Prachya Pinkaew, a man who knows how to film a fight scene.
Pinkaew has never had a huge breakout success in the United States, but his films Ong-bak and Chocolate are both highly regarded among fans of kung-fu cinema. Pinkaew also stated that he is more interested in casting actors that look like the characters from the game, than he is at securing big-name famous actors. For an example of why casting an actor in a video game movie based on his or her bankability rather than their appropriateness for the role is a bad idea, just click here.
If you need more convincing as to why Pinkaew may be able to deliver a good kung-fu movie that happens to be called Tekken, just keep in mind that he directed the fight scene below from the movie The Protector. The elaborate four minute sequence of a man fighting through dozens of thugs to find his elephants (the story isn't really the cool part here), contains no cuts or edits. It's just a dude with a steady-cam, following another dude who really wants his elephants.
[via Joystiq and Cannes]
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...why does this make me think of the meme: "Challenge accepted"?
Holy. Milk. That was awesome.
That's an awesome fight scene, though I think my favorite one is from Oldboy. www.youtube.com/watch
Maybe it's just me, but I think it would be pretty awesome if this scene was literal'd.
That movie scene looks like the future of 3rd person games just by the way the camera moves. The camera and the guy's movements remind me of uncharted.