Tekken: Rise of the Tournament Prequel in Development
Crystal Sky is planning a prequel to last year's video game adaptation Tekken, which is currently titled Tekken: Rise of the Tournament.
Prachya Pinkaew is on board to direct, although don't expect any Tekken stars to sign on. According to Crystal Sky CEO Steven Paul, the prequel will cast actors who look like the characters from the popular video game series. Crystal Sky doesn't have a distribution deal in place as of yet, but the studio is aiming for a theatrical release.
The studio also announced that production will begin this summer on Dracula: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Romania. Pearry Reginald Teo (Necromentia) is directing, although they have not cast the lead yet. Here's what Steven Paul had to say about this horror tale, which he hopes to be the launching pad for a new franchise.
"It's the first installment in a franchise about a young, romantic Prince of Darkness, his Army of the Undead and a series of events that shake Transylvania to its core."
Crystal Sky also unveiled Chilly Christmas, starring C. Thomas Howell, Tom Arnold, and Brooke Langton, at the Cannes Film Festival. The family comedy centers on a boy and his enormous dog. They are also in post-production on three new sequels to Baby Geniuses, which all star Jon Voight as the villain. The sequels were shot in ten different countries, where the babies arrive through a transport machine to communicate with local toddlers.