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Mortal Kombat Gets 'Darker, Grittier' Reboot for 2013
If you thought the recent viral web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy and the short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth were the final fatalities to this lucrative franchise, think again. Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema unit in conjunction with Warner Bros. Interactive is set to bring us a new Mortal Kombat feature film in 2013.
Helmed by the recent web series and short film director Kevin Tancharoen (who also directed box office duds Fame and Glee 3D Concert Movie), the new Mortal Kombat movie will be a reboot, with a, "more realistic take on the characters." That’s about all we have for a plot, as of now, although Tancharoen added, "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."
All this sounds promising and based on Tancharoen’s work with the short and web series which starred Jeri Ryan and Michael Jai White, this new Mortal Kombat flick could be one of the better reboots to come out of the Hollywood pipeline and possibly score Tancharoen his first box office success.
Check out the footage below and let us know if you’re up for more Kombat!
Derrick Deane, Fandango Content Personnel/Movie Blogger, joined Fandango in 2010, bringing more than 10 years of filmmaking and writing experience with him. While The Godfather, Rear Window and 12 Angry Men are all favorites, he will always have a soft spot for Die Hard, Leon: The Professional and B
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