It was over three years ago that a reboot of Mortal Kombat was announced, but today the reboot has suffered a “fatality” as director Kevin Tancharoen has pulled out of directing the much anticipated reboot.
Tancharoen began his Mortal Kombat journey by making a short film called Mortal Kombat: Rebirth. A fan-made homage to the classic fighting game series, the short film got Tancharoen noticed. He made the short as an intended pitch for a new Mortal Kombat movie, but instead the short lead to him to directing a ten episode web-series called Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
Tancharoen enlisted the help of writer Oren Uziel for the short film, which was viewed over 10 million times on Youtube, and he brought Uziel back for the web-series. He also hired actors such as Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan. The ten episode web-series was so good, and so successful, it spawned a second series.
Naturally fans were very excited about Tancharoen’s reboot, but today he took to Twitter to announce the sad news that he is no longer involved to direct. The film will still be going ahead, but without Tancharoen in the directors seat. Here is what he posted on Twitter:
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!
— Kevin Tancharoen (@KTANCH) October 25, 2013