Mortal Kombat creator would like to see more adaptations

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 05:20 GMT

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has said he’d like to see more cross-media adaptations of the gory fighter.

“I’d love it if this was the first of a number of things that we can do with Kevin and Warner Brothers in terms of bringing Mortal Kombat to other media,” Boon told Joystiq, speaking of the Mortal Kombat: Legacy series.

“Whether it’s live-action shorts like this, another feature film would be great, and of course future video games as well,” he added.

Speaking of the Rebirth clip that eventually led to Legacy, Boon said he’d liked director Kevin Tancharoen’s take on the characters.

“I was sent the link like everybody else was, and had the same kind of reaction: blown away and wondering who made this,” he said.

“To me, it was great because it was a contemporary take on it. It wasn’t dated in the ’90s and all that. It had this kind of very distinct dark style to it that hadn’t been presented before.

Everybody would always say, in the previous Mortal Kombat movies, ‘I want to see one that’s darker like the games,’ and I think he delivered that and it resonated with a lot of people.”

Tancheroen created the Rebirth trailer as a private project, but a leak sent the short film viral, resulting in a nine-episode deal with Warner Bros. to promote the upcoming game.

Mortal Kombat releases on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next week.

Thanks, Go Nintendo.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.



Ed Boon

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat Legacy

  • Mortal Kombat Legacy director no longer tied to Mortal Kombat film

    Kevin Tancharoen, creator and director Mortal Kombat Legacy, is no longer slated to direct the Mortal Kombat film which has been in the works since 2011. Taking to Twitter, Tancharoen stated: “After 3 years of Kombat, I’ve decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!” […]

  • Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 released

    This seems to have slipped off our radar, but as promised the second season of the web-series Mortal Kombat: Legacy is available now in its entirety. The first Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series had over 60 million views according to director Kevin Tancharoen. We have added the seasons’ ten episodes in one handy playlist for […]