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New Mortal Kombat live-action series koming this spring

Remember Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, that amazing live-action short featuring gruesome representations of Baraka and Reptile? It turns out that Kevin Tancharoen, the director of the fan-made video, will be working with Warner Premiere on a live-action digital series based on the Mortal Kombat universe in conjunction with the release of the upcoming reboot.

The new series of live-action shorts will explore the history of some of Mortal Kombat’s most iconic ass kickers, including Scorpion, Johnny Cage, and Liu Kang. Filming begins in Vancouver this February and the series is scheduled to debut this spring.

Unfortunately, details about the format and price are vague. For now, Warner Premiere is only saying that the series will be distributed through online retailers from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, promising more details regarding the cast in the coming weeks. 


Above: Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, directed by Kevin Tancharoen. When the video first aired last year, many speculated that it was a test run for a possible live-action Mortal Kombat project

Tancharoen’s tribute to the gore-filled world of Mortal Kombat marks a bloody change in direction for the director, who previously did work on TV programs featuring Britney Spears and the Pussycat Dolls, and more recently, Fame (2009). Tancharoen invested about $7,500 dollars of his own money to get the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth project off the ground, calling in favors with actors Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan. The video took two days to film and has received over 10 million views since it was first posted on YouTube. After seeing what Tacharoen is capable of, we can't wait to see more Mortal Kombat through the director's twisted lens.

Jan 24, 2011

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10 comments

  • Syncmaster - January 26, 2011 1:55 a.m.

    the magic of money multiplication
  • CancerMan - January 25, 2011 12:07 a.m.

    Wonder how this will turn out
  • AlpineGuy - January 24, 2011 11:31 p.m.

    I don't want to see a bunch of 'digital shorts' after this trailer showed so much potential. Just give Tancharoen the rights to finish making his reboot!
  • Redeater - January 24, 2011 11 p.m.

    This actually sounds pretty terrible. While the movie looked fantastic I think that after season 1 they would start to cram in way too much filler.
  • Dexsus - January 24, 2011 10:17 p.m.

    Hell why the fudge not give him rights to make a reboot, that was awesome. I'd love to see their take on Goro and Kano.
  • Blackrazed - January 24, 2011 8:42 p.m.

    Harlequin Ichtthyosis. genius.
  • xombiesarelove - January 24, 2011 8:15 p.m.

    wtf is "llive-action digital"?
  • NelosAngelos - January 24, 2011 8:08 p.m.

    Very interesting...but how will the director realistically portray a phantom come back from the dead in order to exact revenge against a bright cyan colored ninja that shoots ice from his fists?
  • SonicX_89 - January 24, 2011 8:03 p.m.

    Just to be sure, is this series going to be based on official MK canon, or is it a continuation of the alternate MK universe Tancharoen created?
  • joemama - January 24, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    Damn looks good

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