Hey everyone. For anyone who is interested, I (as well as pretty much every other actor in LA) had access to the sides they used for the auditions they held last month for the Tekken movie. Here are all the characters they had auditions for (some of them haven’t been in games yet I believe):
Jin (male lead)
Christie (female lead)
and if you want to check out the audition sides for these characters, I put them up on yousendit. This is basically a few small samples of the whole script. I’d say the dialogue looks pretty clean and doesn’t look too bad or cheesy
Jin HAS to be played by DONNIE FUCKIN’ YEN - [media=youtube]vZs48lJXhxM[/media]
-Donnie got punked in Blade II so he deserves some fucking respect for once
Alicia Keys should be Christie.
Raven, well, Wesley Snipes, duh.
Anna - kate beckinsale?
Nina - Kristanna Loken, you know, the chick terminator :x
After holding auditions in LA, they also held some auditions overseas for Jin. I know of a friend who had a callback to the audition and another guy who might have been called back. Here are their imdb’s:
I know George Takei went in for an audition. I forgot if it was for Heihachi or Kazuya. most likely Kazuya. I’d say Russell Wong or Marc Dacascos would probably make the best Kazuya though out of all the Asian Am actors in their 40’s. More or less, there was a huge call for Asian American actors of all ages for a lot of these parts. This was a first in a long time.
I have a gut feeling Lateef Crowder (from Tom Yum Goong/The Protector) is going to be a front runner for Eddy Gordo. He’s already got the perfect look and skillset for it. His acting I dunno about, but Gordo is such a small character in the film that they’re not exactly going to need an oscar award winning actor for it.
Sorry to say, I think it will be another DOA/Street Fighter movie. While I love the thought and amusement of people turning on a dream cast for roles, movie budgeting will entail B-movie actors or maybe one known name.
Street Fighter - Jean Claude Van Dam, Raul Julia, Ming Na, Kylie Minogue
DOA - Devon Aoki, Jamie Pressley
I doubt the budget for Tekken will be bigger than Street Fighter, and we all know how that turned out…