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Maggie Q Cast In Video Game Adaptation ‘King Of Fighters’

18 December 2008 7:55 AM, PST | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Actress Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard, Mission Impossible III) has been cast in the upcoming English language adaptation of a Japanese video game called King of Fighters. She will join cast members Sean Faris (Never Back Down), Ray Park (who’s playing Snake Eyes in the upcoming G.I. Joe movie), Will Yun lee (Elektra, Die Another Day) and David Leitch (who is also the film’s action choreographer).

The film will be directed by Gordon Chan (director of such films as 2000 Ad and Beast Cops) and written by first time writer Rita Augustine.

No word as of yet which character Maggie will be playing, suggestions have been made that she may play the character of May Lee but nothing has been confirmed. I’m sure it will be one of the leads though, or at the very least an important character.


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- Ross Miller

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Maggie Q Starring in Live-Action King of Fighters Movie

18 December 2008 12:10 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Hasn't Hollywood learned that video game movies will always flop? No matter how many hotties they cast in them, video game adaptations are always destined to suck. Hopefully that changes with Prince of Persia, but that's still two years away. Maggie Q has joined the currently in-production King of Fighters live-action film, based on the bestselling Japanese Snk Playmore video game that first hit shelves in 1994. Maggie joins alongside of Sean Faris, Ray Park, Will Yun Lee and David Leitch, who doubles as the action choreographer. King of Fighters is being directed by Hong Kong's Gordon Chan, of The Medallion previously. No details have been revealed about the story yet, however, the original game followed a character named Kyo Kusanagi, a young Japanese who enters The King of Fighters tournaments. Being the heir of the ancient Kusanagi clan, who wield pyrokinetic powers, Kyo manages to use its powerful techniques to »

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