Hi guys, first off I want to apologize if this is in the wrong thread section but I wanted to reach as many Tekken fans as I can for this so I posted it here.
I am currently in negotiation with Namco Bandai to release a pilot for a Tekken web series and would love to get some feedback on what the fans think about this before I go into filming (we are still at the pre-production stage and will commence filming in fall 2012 with the episode to be released December 2012).
At the moment, I am currently scripting the web series (10 episodes for around 8-12 mins each) to concentrate on the back story of 16 characters (6 episodes focused on two characters each (rivalling characters e.g. King and Marduk, Yoshimitsu and Bryan etc) and 4 episodes on 1 character each (one of which is the pilot) with the ultimate aim to get funding for a second series to focus on the actual tournament. I have been told by a friend/possible cast member (who played Tekken but not to the level of hardcore fans) that it would be better to just concentrate on around 4 characters and develop their back stories. Which idea would you the fans prefer?
Now, I have many more questions I would like to get fan advice for but this is an integral one and would like to sort this first so it would be great for some feedback. I have a very experienced team behind me and have sourced out producers, AD’s, editors, costume and make-up and will be shooting on RED or 5D, dependent on whether I want slow motion or not (which obviously isn’t great on RED). I have a decent budget (my own money) and would like to spend it to make a film that fans love and will shout about to fund a full series. I dont want it to be anything like Tekken 2010 movie or any other crap like that.
Your views would be much appreciated (Tekken and non-Tekken fans).