KOF Movie in Q3 2009

December 19, 2008

According to ComingSoon.net:

Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard) has joined the cast of King of Fighters, an English-language, live-action adaptation of the best-selling Japanese video game now filming in Vancouver.

Directed by Hong Kong’s Gordon Chan, the movie also stars Sean Faris, Ray Park, Will Yun Lee and David Leitch, who doubles as action choreographer.

The $12 million action pic is a co-production of Taiwan’s Double Edge Entertainment, Japan’s Micott & Basara, Inferno Entertainment from the U.S., the U.K.’s Scion Films, Axis Entertainment, Convergence Entertainment and Singapore’s Innoform Media.

Production will wrap in mid-January, with the movie scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2009.

I love the game, but I am skeptical of how the movie will turn out, so until a trailer has been released, I am not too optismistic about it, seeing how the adaptations of games such as Dead or Alive and Street Fighter turned out.