New Line Cinema Setting Up a Live-Action 'Mortal Kombat' Reboot
Back in June the unofficial Mortal Kombat: Rebirth fan short gained enough hype and buzz to result in an actual Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series from writer Oren Uziel and director Kevin Tancharoen. Now Deadline reports the online endeavor has now resulted in that same duo taking on a feature film reboot of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise from New Line Cinema, the company behind the original film adaptations. Back in January of 2010, Warner Bros. was said to be interested in remaking the property, but with New Line Cinema being absorbed into the studio, that's pretty much what is still happening right now.
It's strange that such a film will be coming from the director of Fame and the Glee 3D concert movie, but Tancharoen and Uziel certainly put in some hard work to make their shorts impressive and gritty adaptations of the popular video games. Since his efforts were intended to prove to Warner Bros. that he could not only direct action like a champion but also reboot the franchise, it seems like he's succeeded on every level. Right now the plot is being kept under wraps, so we're not sure which characters from the video games will be involved, but just going by the style of the popular shorts, this movie will undoubtedly be better than the film from 1995 and the sequel in 1997.