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New Mortal Kombat game and film in 2013

Friday, 30th September 2011 00:32 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A new Mortal Kombat movie by the director of the recent web series is on the way – alongside a new game.

The LA Times reports the new film is a partnership between two Warner Bros labels – New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Kevin Tancharoen, whose leaked fan-film trailer netted him an official commission to produce the promotional web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, will direct the new movie.

The script is to be written by Tancheroen’s offsider Oren Uziel and expected to release in tandem with a new Mortal Kombat game in 2013.

“The new game and the online shorts prompted us to consider a reboot of a brand we hadn’t been actively thinking about,” New Line president Toby Emmerich said.

New Line was involved in the production of two Mortal Kombat films in the mid to late 90′s, but efforts to reboot the franchise before now had been stymied by ongoing litigation with producer Lawrence Kasanoff.

Thanks, GameInformer.

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  1. ultramega

    Please don’t shame the reboot with a movie-cash-in game…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. MegaGeek1

    I would give my left nut to have them reboot the game in the same style as the first 3. Imagine with the HD technology available now how fucking amazing 2D sprites would look played by real actors?! Not to mention how insanely realistic the violence would look. They could give it a dark noire feel in the same vein as the faux movie trailer (not the uber crap mini series) they made.

    LET ME MAKE THIS GAME!!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. The_Red

    The movie could be great if made in the vein of Rebirth trailer (Completely different and realistic approach to MK mythos). The Legacy series was a failure IMO because it was stuck between that trailer and the fantasy of the games.

    As for the new game, it better NOT be a movie based title (ala Street Fighter: The movie: The game).

    #3 3 years ago
  4. StolenGlory

    @4

    I completely agree. As far as the series goes though, I found it enjoyable in places but largely uneven. For example, the Johnny Cage/Kitana/Mileena eps were total tosh, but the Sonya/Jax and the uniquely told Raiden episode, were pretty good I thought.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Fin

    As long as Jason Statham is in it, I’ll watch it.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    @6

    Yeah, he IS Kano to be fair.

    #6 3 years ago