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Mortal Kombat movie reboot details

June 19th, 2012 by Marc Comments

The original Mortal Kombat movie was a guilty pleasure, but is a reboot on the cards?

The guys at Bloody Disgusting have unearthed some details at Warner Bros regarding the planned  reboot of Mortal Kombat. Apparently it is still moving forward with, em, Fame director Kevin Tancharoen at the helm (don’t panic, keep reading – ed).
They also unearthed some of the plot details: “With Tancharoen still attached to direct from Oren Uziel’s screenplay, we’ve exclusively discovered that the live-action reboot will follow a lowly unlucky supermarket employee who discovers that he has out of this world powers and must decide between good and evil, even though the evil side has helped him discover his true potential and who he really is.”
Take heart though, Tancharoen and Uziel are the men behind the short brought us the short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (below) and the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy starring Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan.
The short and series has been criticised for getting rid of some of the more fantastic aspects of the games – flaming skull, anyone? – but we love the look and feel of the series and could see this being an edgy, adult franchise.

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (NSFW):

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….