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.
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