Well, if the "Ong-Bak" director is involved, maybe there's hope.
According to The Hollywood Reporter , Crystal Sky Pictures CEO Steven Paul has announced a film prequel to 2010's Tekken theatrical effort (no, it wasn't in theaters; it went straight to video and digital services).
This new one is called "Tekken: Rise of the Tournament" and "Ong-Bak" director Prachya Pinkaew is slated to take the reigns. They don't have any actors signed on just yet, but Crystal Sky will try to grab people who actually look like Tekken 's recognizable characters. Furthermore, they want this one to hit theaters in North America although nothing is certain. We're just wondering if fans of the iconic fighting franchise are willing to reward another movie attempt; films based on fighting games haven't been Oscar-worthy. …and that's an understatement.
I still liked the first "Mortal Kombat," though, as cheesified as it was.