Warner Bros. has just confirmed that the Mortal Kombat movie franchise will be getting a makeover, which is a bit of a surprise considering that videogame movies are not really popular these days, after ceding a lot of attention to comic book adaptations, which is where Warner Bros’ strength currently lies (due to their ties to DC Comics). However, it is still welcome news as the most recent Mortal Kombat full length films didn’t exactly please fans and critics alike, while the experimental live action shorts garnered praise and a lot of interest.
Warner executive Lance Sloan confirmed that a new Mortal Kombat film is in the pipeline, and that it will involve the director of the aforementioned live action shorts:
“We’re preparing right now for the film with Kevin Tancharoen, [who] directed the digital series for us,” said Sloan. “He’s at the helm of the forty, fifty million dollar film.”