Mortal Kombat returning to cinemas

“Finish him!” Not so fast, say New Line Cinema, who have recruited Kevin Tancharoen – the intrepid filmmaker who produced an unauthorised Mortal Kombat short – to make a feature adaptation of the classic video game.

When Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat: Rebirth  debuted online (starring Michael Jai White as Jax and Jeri Ryan as Sonya), he was hoping to convince Warner Bros that he was ready to helm an action film (risking their ire in the process). Although WB weren’t too impressed to begin with, the short went viral and they agreed to produce a 10-episode web series.

According to Deadline, New Line have since approached Tancharoen and screenwriter Oren Uziel (who penned Rebirth) to put together a new feature film.

The first Mortal Kombat movie arrived in 1995, and was followed by Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997. Following the flop of the latter, it seemed unlikely we’d ever see another MK film in cinemas.

But, welcome to the new decade, in which everything and anything is ripe for the rebooting!

Discuss: Are you ready?

One Response to “Mortal Kombat returning to cinemas”

  1. I think what could make the third MK different from the first two films is the story. What people are looking for in action movies like this is the plot and of course the fighting scenes which ought to be realistic. Also, hiring a famous actor would help to really promote the movie but this is going to be risky.

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