Director Of The “Mortal Kombat” Remake Quits

October 27, 2013

Kevin Tancharoen announced on Twitter that he is now longer attached to direct New Line Cinema’s remake of MORTAL KOMBAT.

After 3 years of Kombat, I’ve decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success,” he tweeted. “Thanks!

Tancharoen directed the short film “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” which he used as a concept pitch. Being a huge fan of the video games, he enlisted Oren Uziel to write the short and hired actors such as Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan. THR reported that the short was viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube, and although no movie deal materialized, he was asked to direct the 10-episode web series attracting more than 50 million viewers. A second season recently premiered on Machinima.

I still feel that Mortal Kombat deserves a faithful and badass adaptation. Hopefully this movie still has life and will land a director who will do the source material justice.

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