Tekken (鉄拳) is a 2010 Japanese-released, American-produced martial arts film directed by Dwight Little and adapted from the fighting game series of the same name. The film follows Jin Kazama (Jon Foo) in his attempts to enter the Iron Fist Tournament in order to avenge the loss of his mother, Jun Kazama (Tamlyn Tomita), by confronting his father, Kazuya Mishima (Ian Anthony Dale) and his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), the latter of who he thought was responsible for her death.
On November 5, 2009 Tekken was shown at American Film Market. On January 14, 2010, an international trailer was released, and the film premiered in Japan on March 20, 2010.
In 2039, after World War III has destroyed much of civilization, territories are now run by megacorporations; the biggest being Tekken Corporation, which controls North America. In order to placate the masses, the corporation's Chairman, Heihachi Mishima, sponsors the King of Iron Fist Tournament, or Iron Fist - in which fighters battle until one is left standing and receives a lifetime of stardom and wealth.
Jin Kazama has been raised by his mother, Jun. She has trained him in martial arts and has been a mentor, yet she never speaks of Jin's father, claiming he is dead. Now a rebellious teenage fighter and contraband runner, Jin sees Jun killed during Tekken's crackdown on slum area insurgents, referred to as the Anvil. Grieving the loss of his mother and feeling guilty that he had not protected her, Jin swears revenge against Heihachi. In the ruins of his former home, he finds a Tekken Fighter I.D. belonging to Jun. He decides to try out at the Open Call, which lets the Anvil pick a fighter for the tournament. After defeating the disgraced Marshall Law, Jin is sponsored by former boxer Steve Fox and is hailed "The People's Choice".
Upon entering Tekken City, Jin befriends mixed martial artist Christie Monteiro. After witnessing Raven overpower Capoeira fighter Eddie Gordo in the first match, Jin wins his match against Miguel Caballero Rojo, nearly killing him in a fit of rage. Heihachi's son, Kazuya Mishima, is impressed and offers Jin a place in Tekken Corp., but Jin refuses. Later that night, after sneaking out with Christie and visiting a nightclub, Jin is attacked by assassin sisters Anna and Nina Williams, on the orders of Kazuya, who is scheming to take over Tekken and sees Jin as a possible obstacle. Jin survives the assassination attempt, thanks to Christie's interference. Steve and Christie attempt to discourage Jin from continuing in the tournament. But Jin vows to win Iron Fist and kill Heihachi. Meanwhile, Kazuya blackmails the tournament's champion Bryan Fury into killing Jin in a match or be exposed as a cyborg, banning him from the tournament for life.