Dwight Little has been set to direct Tekken, a futuristic martial arts action film based on the best-selling Japanese video game from Namco, reports Variety.
Crystal Sky Pictures is financing the film, which begins production Feb. 4 in Shreveport, La. CSP’s Steven Paul and Benedict Carver will produce. Alan McElroy wrote the script.
Little, who last directed Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and Murder at 1600, has directed martial arts pics before, including Rapid Fire, starring Brandon Lee, and the Steven Seagal starrer Marked for Death.
“The film plays out as a science fiction story set in the near future, about a rebel who rises up against the Tekken Corp. to seize freedom for his people,” Little said. “It’s a gladiator story, but the videogame has a complicated enough storyline that it provides the template for a martial arts spectacular.”