Maggie Q queen of ‘Fighters’ pic

Actress joins cast of videogame adaptation

HONG KONG — Action star Maggie Q (“Live Free or Die Hard”) has joined the cast of “King of Fighters,” an English-language, live-action adaptation of a bestselling Japanese vidgame now lensing in Vancouver.

Helmed by Hong Kong’s Gordon Chan, pic also stars Sean Faris, Ray Park, Will Yun Lee and David Leitch, who doubles as action choreographer.

The $12 million actioner is a co-production of Taiwan’s Double Edge Entertainment, Japan’s Micott & Basara, Inferno Entertainment from the U.S., the U.K.’s Scion Films, Axis Entertainment, Convergence Entertainment and Singapore’s Innoform Media.

Production will wrap in mid-January, with the pic skedded for delivery in the third quarter of 2009.

Micott has rights in Japan and South Korea, Innoform has rights in Singapore and Malaysia, and Inferno takes the rest of the world. Sony has a first-look deal with Inferno for North America.

Q, who began her movie career in Hong Kong, is the first film star to feature in a vidgame by Electronic Arts. She fronts “Need for Speed: Undercover,” the latest version of EA’s street racing game.

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