It looks like that Mortal Kombat short film got a lot of people thinking and excited about bringing the franchise back to the big screen. I think we knew it would eventually happen, but today it's been confirmed that New Line Cinema will officially bring Mortal Kombat back to the big screen!
The action-packed live action film will be directed by none-other than Kevin Tancharoen from a script written by Oren Uziel. These are the two talents that brought us the awesome web-series, and They've earned the right to direct this feature film reboot. They did a fantastic job on the viral web-series and now that they will have a nice big studio budget to work with, I have no doubt that they will give fans one hell of an awesome Mortal Kombat film!
I extremely happy for Tancharoen for the fact that he was an aspiring filmmaker that started this whole project to prove to Warner Bros. that he had what it took to make this movie into a feature film. This is an awesome success story that shows anything is possible if you have the talent and dedication.
According to Deadline "Initially, Warner Games, which put out a videogame reboot in April, 2011, wasn’t amused and sought to shut down the effort. But Tancharoen’s effort created enough of a demand when it leaked online that the studio’s digital division, Warner Premiere, made a deal with him to generate a 10-episode web series. Those episodes began airing on YouTube in April 2011. New Line then went to Tancharoen and Uziel and put together the movie."
There's no word on what the plot of the film will be, but these guys are sure to create a fun action-packed entertaining film. What are your thoughts on this news!