Tekken: According to Variety, Drumline helmer Charles Stone will direct Tekken, a feature adaptation of the Namco fighting vidgame, with Dimension Films taking the exclusive option for domestic distribution.

Tekken, which translates to "Iron Fist," will be a fantasy actioner budgeted in the vicinity of $60 million. The production is expected to include heavy CG effects.

Japan's Gaga Communications and Steven Paul's Crystal Sky Group are co-financing the project, which they have been developing with Namco since early 2002. The "Tekken" franchise has already produced four games, including spinoff "Tekken Tag Tournament." A fifth "Tekken" game is on the way.

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