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Mortal Kombat Movie To Offer "More Realistic Characters"

Well, it was probably inevitable.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is teaming up with Warner's New Line Cinema to deliver another Mortal Kombat movie, which is slated to hit theaters some time in 2013. You up for it?

Warner Bros. acquired MK maker Midway Games in 2009; the sinking developer was going bankrupt and WB picked 'em up for $49 million. This past April, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the Mortal Kombat reboot, which was a hit with both reviewers and gamers, ultimately selling over 3 million copies. The promotional Internet series "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" certainly helped; it was directed by Kevin Tancharoen, who earned attention by producing a short film based on MK in 2010. The film convinced Warner to give him a shot at another project.

New Line Cinema president Toby Emmerich said their decision to hire Tancharoen was due entirely to his online work.

"The new game and the online shorts prompted us to consider a reboot of a brand we hadn’t been actively thinking about."

The new movie will be made for under $100 million and "will offer a more realistic take on the Mortal Kombat characters." It should also coincide with the release of the next MK game; the new title and film may be available in a dual Blu-Ray/DVD package. ...we'll be interested to see how the director finds the "realism" in this franchise.

Tags: mortal kombat, mk, mortal kombat movie, mortal kombat film

9/29/2011 8:48:42 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

556pineapple
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 9:44:54 PM
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I saw the first couple episodes of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and thought it offered a unique and interesting twist on the story, but then I kind of forgot about it. I'll have to watch some more of it sometime.

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inkme101
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:10:40 PM
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The legacy shorts were actually pretty good! And michael jai white was damn good as jax!

Last edited by inkme101 on 9/29/2011 10:11:08 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 12:57:01 AM

hells yes, and let's get a Spawn 2 with him while we're at it. I know the first wasn't perfect but I think Spawn has potential.

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GuyverLT
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 10:59:25 AM

Micheal Jai White is beast.

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LatinoHeat90
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:44:34 PM
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Go to Youtube and find Mortal Kombat Rebirth. That is what Kevin Tancharoen wants to do with the movie. I am so pumped!

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main_event05
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:41:45 PM
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I loved the youtube shorts. But I was kinda disappointed with the direction they took, first they said it would be be realistic and stuff, then they change it so there is still different realms and monsters and stuff. It's all cool by with me though, but It would have been nice to see how they would pull it off. My favorite episodes were the on with Reiden and the one with the Cyberninjas.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 12:57:38 AM
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No PG-13 this time. This is a gory game and the fans are all grown up now.

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Bigimpactpooch
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 1:01:11 AM
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REALLY! Excited for this. Loved the Mortal Kombat Rebirth and the Legacy web-series he did. Hope he uses some of the cast from those..but not all of them.

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Gabriel013
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 1:04:35 AM
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Never heard of Mortal Kombat: Legacy so will need to youtube it.

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___________
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 3:42:13 AM
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MOVIE!?
oh f*ck no!
come on, were the last movies not enough of a atrocity?
oh ed, how can you sit by and watch them do this to your baby!

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Douchebaguette
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 5:26:58 AM
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I believe they're going to have the original Johnny Cage from the first MK movie cast as Johnny Cage in this one.

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gumbi
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 8:24:45 AM

Linden Ashby was a perfect Johnny Cage, that role couldn't have been cast better, but he was in his mid 30's when they did the first MK... which puts him over 50 now. I don't want a 50+ year old Johnny cage in my MK reboot... there's just something wrong about that idea.

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slugga_status
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 8:03:39 AM
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I trust that the movie will be good. WB did MK justice by rebooting the series. I don't think they'd let a crappy movie release and crust momentum for the next MK.

The shorts were good..I missed the last 2 but will see them soon enough.

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gumbi
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 8:19:32 AM
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I can't believe I didn't know about this MK Legacy web series... shame on me. I remember watching that Rebirth short that Tancharoen did and it was cool and all, but I'm still not sure how I really feel about the idea for a new Movie. I don't know if I want a 'realistic' Mortal Kombat.

Criticize all you want, but I really liked the first MK movie... I might venture to say I loved it! The fact that I was 12, and a HUGE MK fan at the time may play into that. I still remember the first time I saw the trailer on TV. Scorpion cartwheels out from behind a tree in a forest and launches his spear thingy at the screen... I damn near hit the ceiling with excitement.

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slugga_status
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 10:15:55 AM

I'm with you in regards to the first MK movie. That was truly for the fans...the sequel not so much...

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GuyverLT
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 11:30:08 AM
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Episode 9 with Sektor and Cyrax was the best episode of the entire MK:Legacy series, then the ones with Micheal Jai White, the only one I didn't care for was the one with Johnny Cage that one was my least favorite.

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main_event05
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 2:49:46 PM

lol, johnny cage never gets any love.

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GuyverLT
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 3:08:01 PM

True... Don't get wrong it's not like I hate the character The fact that it turned out to be the worst out of the entire 9 episode short series is nothing more than a coincident I'm sure.

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