Choreographer-turned-director Kevin Tancharoen is the mastermind behind Mortal Kombat‘s live action resurgence in the past few years. Tancharoen created a pitch for a film reboot of the game series a few years ago that turned into an online series titled Mortal Kombat: Legacy. A second season for the series is set to debut next week, but between seasons, Tancharoen was tapped for the Mortal Kombat reboot that he initially desired. ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype spoke with Tancharoen today and asked him about the progress on the feature film.
“We’re still pushing through on that. The script is in a good place, we’re just kind of figuring out the budget and locations and that whole process is where we’re at,” he said.
We also asked Kevin if the continuity for “Legacy” would carry over into the big screen film or whether it will be its own thing, to which he replied:
“I think everyone’s intention is to start fresh because we want Legacy to live on its own possibly for multiple seasons, and when it comes to Mortal Kombat, it’s been around for 20+ years. We’re going to take the mythology and add another layer on it so it can live on for another 20 years, or more! I think this is a unique opportunity to set that ground work.”
Check back here next week for our full interview with Tancharoen about Mortal Kombat: Legacy II , which debuts September 26th on Machinima. You can watch the new trailer below.