It was reported earlier today that Mortal Kombat short film director Kevin Tancharoen was attached to directing the big screen feature film reboot for New Line Cinema. I'm really excited that New Line and Warner Bros. are moving forward with production. The director recently spoke to EW, and talked about the 'R' rated direction he wants to take the movie,
Up to this point, we’ve only been talking ‘rated R,' I like realistic takes on things, I like it when it’s a little darker and grittier. And I want the martial arts to feel real as opposed to balletic and super-choreographed. It needs to feel brutal, because that’s the nature of the video game itself.
Toby Emmerich, president of New Line added,
I remembered the old films, which I don’t think left people hungry for more. But when you look at how well the game was doing and you look at what Kevin did with it just on his own, you don’t have to squint too hard to see how it might make a good movie.
It's awesome that the studio actually finally saw the potential in this video game reboot. There's an awesome film to be made here and Tancharoen proved that he should be the one to bring ito to life. I can't wait to see his vision brought to life on the big screen.
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