Some liked Kevin Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy, while others did not. I, myself, fall into the latter group. The MK Youtube series was too literal an adaption of the game. It was a far cry from his unique and original short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which was representational of the fighting and its characters, but in a modernized police drama setting. Anyway, critical response not withstanding, Kevin Tancharoen made MK cinematic again – it was cool. He got fans excited for the prospect on an awesome feature film. He was attached to direct a movie for awhile, and was developing it with Warner Bros., but that’s no longer the case…
Tancharoen announced on Twitter that he’s leaving the project saying,
After 3 years of Kombat, I’ve decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!
That’s all we have to go off of folks. There’s no rhyme of reason for his departure. I would imagine, though, he simply wanted to move onto other ventures. Dedicating 3 years of your life to piece of work can be tiring on the creative spirit. I’m sure there are other factors (like challenges with Studio and what not), but the dude just wanted to do other things.
To me MK potential died after rebirth, so this is no big loss.