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Sammo Hung Set To Take Video Game To The Big Screen

10 April 2001 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hong Kong action director and star Sammo Hung Kam-bo will be getting behind the camera to bring another video game to the big screen. Hung has been lined up to helm a $50 million (.33million) adaptation of Soul Calibur, the all-action beat-'em-up from video games company Namco. Hung, well known in Asia as an actor and director, is not as well-known stateside as his former schoolmate and occasional co-star, Jackie Chan, but had a modest success in the U.S. with his recent CBS television series Martial Law. Aged 49 this year, Hung made dozens of martial arts films before coming to prominence on the Hong Kong scene as a director and star with his 1978 martial arts film, Fay Lung Kwo Gong (Enter the Fat Dragon). Soul Calibur, which should reach screens next year, is the latest in a spate of big-screen video-game conversions, which have included Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Super Mario Bros. The next video games to hit cinemas will be the live-action Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie, set for release in June, and a computer-animated Final Fantasy with Alec Baldwin, set to bow in July. »

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