Digital Frontier Animates 1st Tekken 3D CG Anime Film

Tekken Blood Vengeance to open in 3D theaters this summer

The game developer Bandai Namco Games announced at the “Step Up Dubai 2011” event on Wednesday that the first 3D CG anime of theTekken fighting game franchise is in production. Tekken project director Katsuhiro Harada noted, “There was an… odd movie made by Hollywood already, but please forget about it. (laughs)” The new film will open in stereoscopic 3D theaters this summer.

One of the new movie’s producers is Tekken art director Yoshinari Mizushima. Digital Frontier, the studio responsible for opening movie footage in the Tekken 5 and Tekken 6 games as well as the Appleseed and Resident Evil: Degeneration films, is producing the new film with director Youichi Mouri. Dai Sato (Casshern, Cowboy Bebop, Eureka Seven) wrote the script, and Shinji Higuchi (Evangelion, Gunbuster,Vandread

) handled the storyboards.

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