Mortal Kombat Movie Returns
Following the wild success of his Mortal Kombat web series and viral trailer, director Kevin Tancharoen will take a stab at a feature-length film.
A self-proclaimed fanboy, Tancharoen produced the viral movie trailer to show he could handle the genre film. It worked, as Warner Bros. agreed to take on the film set to be released in 2013.
Tancharoen will direct the all-new Mortal Kombat movies based on a script from writing partner Oren Uziel. Initial reports say that the new story “will not be an extension of the game or digital series.”
It’s true that the previous Mortal Kombat films released in the ‘90s have not aged well. With VFX technology and the digital age, some watchers could even see the visual effects as “cheesy.”
That’s the best they had back then, but now this beloved video game series is set for a reboot, with a refreshing new look.
Good news for Warner Bros.–their gaming department is planning a video game release to coincide with the film’s release. Warner Bros. acquired Midway, the original makers of Mortal Kombat in 2009.
This project certainly has potential to spark a whole host of reinvented gamer movies, so let’s hope it does not disappoint. As a fanboy, Tancharoen should be capable.