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Mortal Kombat: Legacy coming to the big screen

01 October 2011

It seems that with its current run of webisodes a full feature for Mortal Kombat: Legacy is on the horizon, with Warner Bros. and New Line keen to get Mortal Kombat back on the big screen as soon as possible.

Back in January, Spawn anti hero Michael Jai White who plays Jax seemed confident, and now director Kevin Tancharoen has said "The web series did so well, that we started seriously talking with New Line about doing a film. They had really liked the style and the storytelling, and the numbers were proven, so they said we should go for it!"

Oren Uziel who has been connected to Mortal Kombat reboots for years will write the screenplay which according to Tancharoen will remain familiar to people who have been following the webisodes, but will be its own movie and says he "wanted to make sure that you won't have to have seen all ten episodes previously - or have played the videogame - to understand the movie.
I've always been a fan of properties like Batman where you can expand the universe in different directions. Mortal Kombat is big enough that you can allow for multiple different kinds of storytelling."

While it is seen as a no brainer that White, Star Trek: Voyager sweetheart Jeri Ryan, Darren Shahlavi and Anthony Dale will reprise their roles from the webisodes but no deals are firm at this point although shooting is slated to begin early next year for a 2013 release.

Michael Jai White Photos