THE MOVIE: Kane Kosugi (Choy Lee Fut, Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear) stars in Tekken: Kazuya’s Revenge (aka Tekken: A Man Called X), a prequel to 2010’s Tekken. Joining Kosugi is Kelly Wenham (Dying Light), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Tekken), Gary Daniels (Skin Traffik), Biljana Misic (Zigosana), Charlotte Kirk (Non-Stop) and Ron Smoorenburg (Who Am I?).
The director of Tekken: Kazuya’s Revenge is currently unknown. There are numerous references that suggest Wych Kaosayananda (Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever) as the director; yet word on the streets is Kaosayananda served as director of photography.
Kosugi is known for 2002’s Muscle Heat (aka Blood Heat), but he’s perhaps best known to North American audiences for being the son of Sho Kosugi, who had a string of successful ninja films for The Cannon Group, including 1983’s Revenge of the Ninja and 1984’s Ninja III: The Domination. Tekken: Kazuya’s Revenge will be Kosugi’s first lead role in a Hollywood feature.
Updates: There were false reports that the then-titled A Man Called X was NOT a Tekken movie; as it turns out, it was a Tekken movie all along. Producers were forced to plant some backpedaling after the movie was prematurely revealed on the internet.