king of fighters: another white guy plays an asian man

Fans of this video game probably already know this, but there's currently a Hollywood movie adaptation of King of Fighters in the works. Sorry, fans. Unfortunately, I have no good news to share about this movie. It doesn't look good. Think Speed Racer. Think Dragonball. Think Avatar.

Directed by Gordon Chan, the live-action feature based on King of Fighters stars an extremely Caucasian dude named Sean Faris as Kyo Kusanagi. Now, I'm not very familiar with this game... but I'm fairly sure that Kyo Kusanagi is not a white character. But hey, that's Hollywood magic for you.

With no knowledge of what this movie's about -- except that it involves fighting -- I'm going to go out on a limb and predict right now that this movie is going to suck multiple volumes suck, for three reasons: 1) It's based on a video game. 2) Sean Faris plays Kyo Kusanagi. 3) It's based on a video game.

Other notable cast members include Will Yun Lee as Iori Yagami, Maggie Q as Mai Shiranui, Bernice Liu as Vice and Francoise Yip as Chizuru. Everybody's gotta work, I guess.

According to IMDb, the movie is supposed to be released some time in 2010. Without seeing a single second of footage, something tells me that this is one of those movies that plays in theaters for one weekend then quickly gets dumped to DVD. Mercifully, for the sake of everyone involved.

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