Official Mortal Kombat Film In The Works

by Jeff Marchiafava on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM

Sometimes showing a little initiative pays off. After releasing a fan trailer for a Mortal Kombat film reboot, director Kevin Tancharoen was handed the reins of a nine-part web series based on the infamous fighting series. Today comes news that the MK web series has placed Tancharoen in the director's chair for a new Mortal Kombat movie, being made under Warner Bros.' own New Line Cinema label.

The L.A. Times is reporting that New Line is planning to produce the film next year with a tentative 2013 release date. Tancharoen stated that the movie will continue his vision of a more realistic take on the Mortal Kombat universe, though hasn't said if any of the actors from the web series will be reprising their roles, including Jeri Ryan, who played Sonya in the original fan trailer as "a favor to a friend."

I didn't watch the web series, but as long as the film has the iconic theme song from the original Mortal Kombat film, I'll be happy.