Dimension Films will now distribute the Namco fighter-inspired film--which will reportedly be the basis of a new game.
One of the biggest-name game franchises is now headed for the big screen--again. Variety is reporting that work has begun on a film based on the Tekken series. If that news has a familiar ring to it, that's because a similar announcement was made over two years ago when production house Crystal Sky Entertainment (Baby Geniuses, the stalled Ghost Rider) acquired the rights to adapt Namco's classic fighting series.
Back in 2002, New Line Cinema was in negotiations with Crystal Sky Entertainment to co-fund and distribute the film. According to Variety, that job will now fall to Miramax subsidiary Dimension Films, which is run by Miramax head Harvey Weinstein's brother, Bob. Besides its history of horror films such as the Scream series, Dimension has long specialized in distributing English-dubbed versions of Asian action films such as Legend of Drunken Master (originally Drunken Master II) and Twin Warriors (originally Tai Chi Master).
News source: GameSpot