Warner Bros. is ready to produce the Mortal Kombat we've always wanted. The studio has given Mortal Kombat: Legacy's Kevin Tancharoen the thumbs-up to direct a big-screen reboot. (In creepy MK announcer voice: Excellent!)
Who do we have to thank for Warner Bros.' renewed interest in Mortal Kombat? It's a mix of Kevin Tancharoen and the obsessive fans who tuned in each week to his webseries Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Tancharoen's vision of a less campy and more gritty MK world pleased viewers who were yearning for a darker adaptation. In other words, there was blood! Lots and lots of blood.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy raked in 15 million viewers after it debuted in April, which was music to the studio's ears. So they bit the bullet and decided to reinvest in the '90s property. The good news is Tancharoen will return for the reboot; the bad news is none of the actors from the webseries are involved and it will be based on a new story written by Oren Uziel.
The film is currently in development, so it's too early to tell if any of the actors would even be open to reprising their roles. But if they do decide to tap into Legacy's roster, Michael Jai White should be the first to return. He is a perfect Jax!
Are you excited to see Mortal Kombat in theaters again? Who would you like to return?
(via The Hollywood Reporter)