We reported earlier in the year that the possibility of a reboot of the Mortal Kombat movie series was edging ever closer and now a director has been brought on board for the project. Kevin Tancharoen, who directed the online Mortal Kombat series has been given the job of helming the film.
Kevin explained, “It’s very exciting! I’ve been a gigantic fan of this title since I was a little kid. This is a dream come true for me. I’m really happy that New Line and Warner Bros saw the potential after the Mortal Kombat: Legacy webseries we did and the numbers that the videogame has done. I’m extremely grateful because it’s been a big, big journey for me.”
Tancharoen did confirm that his Mortal Kombat movie would not be a follow on from the webseries. He added, “This is a new take and it’s not going to continue directly off of the web series, it is its own movie. I wanted to make sure that, regardless of anything else, that it’s a good movie. It doesn’t have to be something that you will have had to have seen all ten episodes previously to understand or have played the videogame to understand.”
Kevin concluded, “It’ll live on its own and be its own film and will hopefully be something that can continue on. It’s such a big story that you could have two or three movies, but I want to make sure that the first one is good on its own.” It is expected that Mortal Kombat will now hit the big screen in 2013.