Tekken 6 producer slams Tekken movie

Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken 6 producer, distances himself from feature film adaptation, emphasizes that he had no supervision over “terrible” project.

Game players often bemoan seeing their favorite franchises turned into feature film failures, but it’s not so common to hear the game makers themselves griping about such adaptations. That’s not stopping Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada from weighing in on Crystal Sky Pictures’ live-action Tekken film as it launches on Blu-ray and DVD in Japanese stores this week. When asked by a fan about a character’s motivations in the film, Harada responded bluntly on his English-language Twitter feed.

“That Hollywood movie is terrible,” Harada said. “We were not able to supervise that movie. (It was [a] cruel contract.)”

When another user called the film “a disaster” and implored Harada to prevent another such abuse of the franchise, the producer put his virtual foot down.

“Please don’t ask me about that movie,” Harada wrote. “We did not have the supervision right. I don’t want [to] talk about that.”