It looks like all that patience and hard work finally paid off for Kevin Tancharoen. He was responsible for directing that awesome Mortal Kombat: Rebirth video, which can be viewed below, as well as the Mortal Kombat 10 episode web series, which brought in millions of hits. Most people were wondering if this sudden MK interest was just to promote the new video game or if was a tease for a reboot film and it looks like the latter is the answer.
I for one am thrilled about this news. I really think Tancharoen understands the Mortal Kombat characters and what works and what doesn’t work on film. He knows how to make it dark and full of fighting and violence. I won’t lie, the original film and its horrible sequel are guilty pleasures of mine, but I’ve been waiting for a proper Mortal Kombat film that sticks much closer to the roots. Kevin Tancharoen will be directing this reboot and Oren Uziel will be writing it. Uziel was responsible for writing the Rebirth short.
Check out the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth video below to get a taste of Tancharoen’s directing style!