Source: LA Times
Based on the success of both the recent video game reboot and the online web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, New Line and Warner Bros. have decided to reboot the Mortal Kombat film franchise. Legacy was such an inspiration that the director of both the original viral trailer and the resulting web series, Kevin Tancharoen, has been tapped to direct the new take on Mortal Kombat. The movie will be written by his partner Oren Uziel. New Line president Toby Emmerich said the idea to do the movie came entirely from the work the director did online.
“The new game and the online shorts prompted us to consider a reboot of a brand we hadn’t been actively thinking about,” Emmerich said.
Watch the original viral “trailer” here: