‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot Gets a Budget

- 11-07-12Film, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

If you were around in the mid-90s, you may remember the birth of horrible video game films.  One in particular, Mortal Kombat, managed to upset the stomach while at the same time spawning several sequels.  In order to erase the crimes of the past, the Mortal Kombat franchise will see an update and the numbers on the budget have just come in.

Kevin Tancharoen, the man with the plan, will get a decent-sized pile of cash, to the tune of $40 or $50 million.  This is just the starting budget too, so if the powers-that-be like what Tancharoen puts together, he might see an increase in his funding.  Tancharoen is known by many as the creator of the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, a take on the franchise that is unique in its vision.  Unique enough to warrant a briefcase full of C-notes to make a movie, anyways.

It may end up pretty, at the very least, but whether it can avoid becoming the train wreck that the majority of other Mortal Kombat projects are remains to be seen.

 

Thanks to Screenrant for the heads-up.

New Plot Details For ‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot

- 06-18-12Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Bloody Disgusting is reporting some new information on the plot for the upcoming reboot of the Warner Brothers Pictures Mortal Kombat franchise.

“The live-action reboot will follow a lowly unlucky supermarket employee who discovers that he has out of this world powers and must decide between good and evil, even though the evil side has helped him discover his true potential and who he really is.”

This NerdBastard is wondering if the special “Finishing” move will follow the guy yelling, “PAPER OR PLASTIC?!?!” or maybe “CLEAN UP ON AISLE SEVEN!!!”

Kevin Tancharoen is set to direct the Oren Uziel Mortal Kombat screenplay based on the the best selling Mortal Kombat video game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias. The best fighters from around the world are summoned to an island to compete in a tournament, the outcome will determine the fate of our world.

Below is the video that started the move to reboot the Mortal Kombat franchise.

New Line Cinema to make a new ‘Mortal Kombat’ with ‘MK: Rebirth’ Director at the Helm

- 09-29-11Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Veronique Medrano

In 2010, Mortal Kombat rose from the ashes of the forgotten and its new format made it a hit on Youtube  Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, a series of short live-action episodes, with its astounding graphics, choreographer, and story line people all over the web watched weekly and were left wondering ”What’s next?”At the time of release, people speculated that these short episodes were meant as a way for Director/Choreographer Kevin Tanchareon to test the waters on making another full-length Mortal Kombat film. In reality,  Tanchareon and his studios purpose for the short web-series was meant as an audition for the company to consider him to make a film.

 

Well, it looks like the audition payed off. New Line Cinema has officially started plans on making another Mortal Kombat film, which will be written by MK: Rebirth writer Oren Uziel  and directed by Tanchareon. Slashfilm reports that:

Deadline and THR both report on the film but there aren’t many details. No actor deals are in place, and there isn’t even a script. THR says ‘ new story will not serve as an extension of the game of digital series.’ That’s a bit mangled, but if you replace ‘of’ with ‘or,’ it makes more sense. In other words, this MMK will be an all-new thing rather than something that spins off a story from the recent games or the web series.”

 

So for all of those who whose palates are unquenched by the amazing shorts brought out by Tanchareon your wishes have come true! He will now be working on the next new installement to the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Nerd Bastardcast Ep11 – New Mortal Kombat Movie? Micheal Keaton Beetlejuice again? Indiana Jones 5? D&D is back? Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the Riddler, Thundercats and more…

- 06-16-10Featured Posted by Blake Stevenson

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We comment and shed light on the leaked Mortal Kombat teaser. Micheal Keaton would do Beetlejuice 2 in a heart beat. Indiana Jones 5 in the Bermuda Triangle? Dungeons and Dragons goes classic mode and shortens its play time. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the Riddler in the new Batman Movie. Thundercats the Movie and more (we always touch base on so many thing i tend to forget).

So throw on some extra tight underwear and checkout Prince Adams bare chest…

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