Warner Bros has officially announced that Mortal Kombat will get a reboot, with a new adaptation of the classic video-game set to go into development. As was rumored a couple of months ago, the man behind the successful MK web-series, Kevin Tancharoen, will be directing it.
And, well… let me tell you one thing; I still consider the first Mortal Kombat movie one of the best video-game adaptations. Paul W.S. Anderson had managed to perfectly capture the tournament vibe of Midway’s fighting game, and everything felt so good and similar to the arcade game. Yes, Mortal Kombat Annihilation was a total disgrace and – ironically – that sequel is so bad that actually makes it worth watching. In other words, it’s awesome we’re getting a new Mortal Kombat movie, even if this is a total remake/reboot.
Warner Bros executive Lance Sloan said:
“We’re preparing right now for the film with Kevin Tancharoen, [who] directed the digital series for us. He’s at the helm of the forty, fifty million dollar film.”
Kevin Tancharoen is also preparing the second season of Mortal Kombat Legacy, so it will be interesting to see whether the web-series will be ‘connected’ with the actual movie or not.
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