When Will I, Will I Be Famous?

source: rottentomatoes.com

The popular arcade game Tekken is on its way to the big screen, with actor/singer Luke Goss signed on to play the lead.

The film, slated for a 2009 release, will arrive fifteen years after the first game was released in 1994.

Tekken is considered the granddaddy of the 3D fighting genre.

After making its way onto the Playstation in 1995, its cult following increased, and was considered the number one fighting game to own.

I have many fond memories of battling Heihachi into the wee hours of the night…every night…for several years.

11 games later (including a card-game version, and even a volleyball version), Tekken will be hitting cinema screens.

So who is this Luke Goss that will be playing the English boxer Steve Fox?

Well, he had a small role in Blade 2, and will have an equally small role in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.

However, some may remember him as one of the members of eighties sensation Bros, who sang such hits as ‘When Will I Be Famous’ and… umm…

So will Tekken match up to the other classic fighting-game adaptations such as Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

Probably, but that’s not saying much.

But I’m still excited.

– Simon

2 Responses to “When Will I, Will I Be Famous?”

  1. Heihatchi??? Pah! Yoshimitsu is where it’s at!

  2. He was main villian Nomak in Blade 2 and has an even bigger role in hellboy 2 …. you fool

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