If you’re like me, then you’re easily confused, especially when it comes to what the heck is going on with the whole “Mortal Kombat” franchise. So is Kevin Tancharoen’s “Mortal Kombat: Legacy II” the “Mortal Kombat” reboot we’ve been promising, or isn’t it? Because it sure looks pretty expensive. Thankfully, director Kevin Tancharoen has come out and clear some things up.
First, he confirms that he is still attached to direct a feature-length reboot of “Mortal Kombat” for Warner Bros, and he updates Comingsoon on the status of that remake:
We’re still pushing through on that. The script is in a good place, we’re just kind of figuring out the budget and locations and that whole process is where we’re at.
As to how the reboot will relate to the ongoing “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” web series, which is currently set to kick off its second season later this month, Tancharoen explains that it won’t:
I think everyone’s intention is to start fresh because we want Legacy to live on its own possibly for multiple seasons, and when it comes to Mortal Kombat, it’s been around for 20+ years. We’re going to take the mythology and add another layer on it so it can live on for another 20 years, or more! I think this is a unique opportunity to set that ground work.
Ah, so basically two completely different entities in the “Mortal Kombat” universe. I guess that’s pretty cool if you really love the franchise. Two for the price of one, kids! And you won’t even have to pay to see the first one.
Watch “Mortal Kombat: Legacy II” exclusively over at Machinima.