New Mortal Kombat Film in 2013
It seems New Line Cinema is working with Warner Bros Interactive to bring a Mortal Kombat reboot to the big screen.
Given the success of the recently released game – to rave reviews and sales – and the web-only series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood executives saw the staying power of the Mortal Kombat brand.
More information on the Mortal Kombat film reboot after the break.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy‘s director Kevin Tancharoen has also been picked to direct the film reboot, with the script being written by Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth). The two basically kick-started an MK revolution when their independetly produced, written, and directed video Mortal Kombat: Rebirth became a viral sensation, bringing the franchise back into the spotlight (along with the awesome new video game).
What has us really excited about this new take on Mortal Kombat is that Tancharoen has said that his movie will have a more realistic take on the MK universe. Perhaps the new film will be rated R instead of the paltry pg-13 that the older MK movies used to be. Possibly fatalities as brutal as those found in the newest game? Can you imagine Kung Lao’s buzz saw fatality on film?
Nasty! (In a good way!)
While we don’t know if it will be more in line with Mortal Kombat Rebirth’s Se7en meets Fight Club gritty feel or with a story more inline with Mortal Kombat: Legacy, we believe that it’s definitely going to be a much better film adaptation compared to the older MK movies of the early 90’s.
( Via LA Times )