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Maggie Q Joins King of Fighters Cast

Will she bring the same acting chops that she displayed in Need for Speed: Undercover?

Need for Speed: Undercover was saddled with a number of crippling technical issues--a shoddy frame rate and sheepish AI being its biggest--but it was Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard, Mission: Impossible III) and her monotone performance as a terse, deeply disinterested FBI agent in the game's live-action cutscenes that really sunk the experience for me. It's not like I was expecting Citizen Kane here, but there's a big difference between hilariously bad and just plain boring.

I will admit that she's a good-looking lady, which, apparently, some people seem to think is more than enough for the video-game crowd. Variety reported yesterday that Ms. Q will be appearing in the upcoming King of Fighters motion picture alongside Sean Faris, Ray Park, Will Yun Lee, and David Leitch. Considering the high level of quality already established by previous fighting-game movie adaptations (Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Dead or Alive) I suppose they may have a point.
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Posted by Ryan
Need for Speed: Undercover was saddled with a number of crippling technical issues--a shoddy frame rate and sheepish AI being its biggest--but it was Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard, Mission: Impossible III) and her monotone performance as a terse, deeply disinterested FBI agent in the game's live-action cutscenes that really sunk the experience for me. It's not like I was expecting Citizen Kane here, but there's a big difference between hilariously bad and just plain boring.

I will admit that she's a good-looking lady, which, apparently, some people seem to think is more than enough for the video-game crowd. Variety reported yesterday that Ms. Q will be appearing in the upcoming King of Fighters motion picture alongside Sean Faris, Ray Park, Will Yun Lee, and David Leitch. Considering the high level of quality already established by previous fighting-game movie adaptations (Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Dead or Alive) I suppose they may have a point.
Posted by KingOfIceland

King of Fighters movie? is there actually a market for that franchise? I can (somewhat) under stand Street Fighter but KoF?

Edited by BiffMcBlumpkin

When she reaches for the detonator in MI: III you can see her panties, and she is wearing Grandma Panties. She is Buchenwald thin and in a sexual situation I would do absolutely scandalous things to her, but she'd never allow such a thing to happen because I'm not a physically attractive human being.

Anyway Ryan, I will keep you up to date on all the sexy ladies I find in film or otherwise that appear to be wearing Grandma Panties. Have a good night!

Posted by Double0hFor

yo mortal kombat movies were sweet

Posted by KaiserDurdenEX

I love the KoF franchise, but I have to feel a bit queezy at the thought of a motion picture being made of it.
Burn Hollywood, Burn   ...I fucking hate you!

Posted by AllThatBacon

A KOF MOVIE!?! Why....why?! No one can pull off Terry Bogard....NO ONE! COME ON COME ON!!

Posted by MasterSplinter

I hope she's in the Bloody Roar movie in 2010.

Posted by RawShark

Dead or Alive was an Oscar-worthy film, I don't care what anyone (everyone) else thinks.

Oh well, this can't be worse than the Chun-Li movie. I really think you should leave fighting game adaptations to anime - it's the only medium which can capture the absolute weirdness of fighting game canon.


Posted by Cheapoz

What is with fighting games being picked up into movies, of ANY genre?

Posted by JoelTGM

another crap movie

Posted by Agent_Lost

what really, they can't even make a good anime about KoF.

Edited by MrKlorox

Mortal Kombat was the least horrible of the lot. Primarily because there wasn't a whole hell of a lot of the universe to screw up when the first one was made.

Regardless, I bet wardrobe has a gigantic pile of severed glove fingers conveniently on hand.

Posted by OzzerOzby

I was completely unaware that a King of Fighters movie was being made until I read this article.

Posted by Fire_Marshall_Bill

video game movie adaptations are like the comic book movie adaptations.  sucky at first, give it several years until the right people come in to give it direction and better casting

Posted by daniel_beck_90

She is hot but not that hot

Posted by CallMeRotten

So why did the Writer's Guild go on strike again?

Posted by darkjester74

The only videogame film adaptation that I have seen that was "ok" was Hitman. 

Remember the Double Dragon movie?  *watches people writhe in anguish as their synapses explode*

Posted by kennybaese

Well Ray Park's in it, and he's a badass (Darth Maul, ftw!)

Posted by Media_Master

movie sounds bad