For centuries a tournament has taken place to halt the invasion on Earth Realm. Shang Tsung, an evil sorcerer from Outworld has united with Goro, a four-armed prince born half man, half dragon to secure nine straight victories over countless generations of Earth Realm warriors. Because the sorcerer needs fresh souls, he lures three of Earth Realm's best fighters to a magical island for the tournament, plotting to steal their souls after having them killed in kombat. And as it is written, one more victory will no doubt spring an invasion by Outworld on our realm.
But Rayden has other plans to lead the three Earth Realm fighters to victory, including the chosen one. Liu Kang, a Shaolin warrior from the Temple of the Order of Light and direct descendent of former Mortal Kombat champion Kung Lao, will stop at nothing to avenge his brother's murder at the hands of Shang Tsung. But he fights with resentment, fluttering his focus with rage and anger, which could cost Earth Realm its very existence. It will take the patience of the Shaolin and the guidance of the god of thunder to prepare Earth Realm's chosen one for kombat.
Sonya Blade, an American Special Forces agent and extremely autonomous woman is in search of her corrupt enemy Kano, the leader of the Black Dragon, an underground crime organization responsible for her partner's death. Shang Tsung uses Kano as bait so that Sonya can board a ship on course for the tournament. With the help of Rayden, Sonya will need to learn how to be a team player, enabling her to trust and count on her Earth Realm combatants.
Johnny Cage, a successful Hollywood actor is tormented through many publications branding him a phony martial artist. Shang Tsung disguises himself as Cage's sansei, baring an invitation to the most esteemed martial arts tournaments, presenting the perfect opportunity to prove wrong all doubters and mend his wounded ego. Through the wise direction of Earth Realm's protector, Cage will need to put his ego aside and focus on the true predicament at hand.
Earth Realm's heroes will need to use their newly acquired knowledge to overcome not only insurmountable odds, but also their fears, thus drawing on their inner strengths, giving them the abilities they need to win. Because if they do not, it will mean the end of our planet's existence as we know it. These three warriors, along with the god of thunder are Earth's only hope in a tournament called Mortal Kombat.
After two successful season of the popular webseries Mortal Kombat: Legacy, director Kevin Tancharoen is leaving the popular franchise that he helped rejuvinate just as it begins its journey to the big screen.
Here is the Tweet that Kevin left for his fans last night as he moves onto different creative opportunities.Read More
Warner Bros. has hired Mortal Kombat: Legacy creator Kevin Tancharoen to direct a new big-screen version of Mortal Kombat.
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.Read More
Mortal Kombat was released in 2015.Read More
Kevin Tancharoen who directed and produced the popular, unofficial "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth" fan short that garnered over 10 million views worldwide, is bringing the same immersive directing style to this live-action digital new media series. Fans will be able to delve deep into the history of the warriors they know and love including "Sub-Zero" and "Scorpion." Shooting for Mortal Kombat is currently underway in Vancouver.
Mortal Kombat is one of the most celebrated videogame franchises of all time. Since its debut in 1992, it has spawned four arcade games, multiple console-based videogame titles, two movies (Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation), two television series and an animated prequel. Additionally, a new "Mortal Kombat" video game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. will be available April 19, 2011 on the PlayStationۏ computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.Read More
Warner Premiere will debut a brand new Mortal Kombat web series, which could pave the way for a Mortal Kombat theatrical reboot.
Kevin Tancharoen, who directed the test footage, will direct the 10-episode web series. He will also write the scripts along with Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing. Michael Jai White will also return to star as Jackson "Jax" Briggs. The plot will center on a group who bands together to save Earth from Shang Tsung and Shao Khan, who are both ruling parallel universes.Read More
A brand new Mortal Kombat video has debuted online today with some speculating that it could be tied into a new feature film. Now Latino Review is reporting that the video is actually test footage shot for Warner Bros. to secure funding for a new, hard-R Mortal Kombat film.
The site is also reporting that the short film was directed by Kevin Tancharoen (Fame) and they also have a breakdown of who starred in the short as well. Michael Jai White played Jacks, Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, Lateef Crowder as Baraka, Ian Anthony Dale portraying Scorpion, Matt Mullins playing Johnny Cage with the fight choreography by Larnell Stovall (Undisputed III: Redemption). You can watch the full seven and a half minute short film below.Read More