Last June, the short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth exploded across the web, which amassed more than 10 million hits. Kevin Tancharoen directed the short, from a script by Oren Uziel, which was designed as a proof-of-concept video to pitch Kevin Tancharoen's vision for a new Mortal Kombat movie. Instead, the short spawned Mortal Kombat: Legacy, a nine-episode web series which attracted more than 15 million viewers. Based on that success, Warner Bros. is now finally moving ahead with a big-screen version of Mortal Kombat.
Oren Uziel will write the screenplay, although no actors have officially signed on as of yet. The Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short and Mortal Kombat: Legacy featured actors such as Michael Jai White, Jeri Ryan, Ian Anthony Dale, and Darren Shahlavi. It is said that Mortal Kombat will not be an extension of the web series.