Warner Premiere will debut a brand new Mortal Kombat web series, which could pave the way for a Mortal Kombat theatrical reboot.
We /is-this-mortal-kombat-short-a-test-for-a-new-feature-film/reported back in June that an incredibly popular new Mortal Kombat video was actually shot as test footage for Warner Bros., to try and secure funding for a new Mortal Kombat movie. While there is still no word on the movie project, this upcoming web series will include those responsible for the test footage. To refresh your memory, you can take a look at the Mortal Kombat short below:
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.
Shooting will start in February, on location in Vancouver. Roles which still need to be cast are Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Durak, Kabal, Kitana/Mileena and Scorpion. No release date was given for the web series.