Tekken/SOE movies are official
A follow up to yesterday's news, Hollywood Reporter has reported that Crystal Sky has officially secured the movie rights to Namco's fighting series, Tekken. Crystal Skies reportedly paid $60 million for the specific rights.
"The game has fun characters and is a wonderful story," said Steven Paul, president and CEO of Crystal Sky. "[Unlike some other games], this has a whole style of its own and is a really fun piece that is very commercial."
In a related story, New Line Cinema has announced that State of Emergency for the PS2 will also be a feature film. Warren Zide and Craig Perry of the American Pie series will be producing the film, as they will take notes from SOE developer Vis Entertainment.
"To be able to create a franchisable action movie that appeals to young audiences based on a highly successful video game is something we've been looking for, and State of Emergency is a perfect fit," Zide said. "We're thrilled to be producing this movie for New Line, which has shared our enthusiasm from the beginning."
"They are a phenomenally talented bunch of individuals, and this is truly an honor for them as much as it is for the company," said Chris Van Der Kuyl, president of Vis Entertainment. "I'd like to thank them all and intend to get them partying very, very soon indeed."
2/21/2002 Matt Stensrud