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):