The Mortal Kombat Reboot is About … Some Kid Working in a Supermarket?


Jeri Ryan in Mortal Kombat LegacySomething like that, apparently.

The boys at Bloody-Disgusting claims they’ve dug up some info on Warner Bros.’ upcoming big-screen reboot of the “Mortal Kombat” franchise, and found this little nugget along the way:

…the live-action reboot will follow a lowly unlucky supermarket employee who discovers that he has out of this world powers and must decide between good and evil, even though the evil side has helped him discover his true potential and who he really is.

Hunh. That’s an interesting take. I guess it sort of makes sense, as an introduction into the crazy world of Mortal Kombat and all its characters and whatnot. After all, not everyone has played the games or seen the web series that Kevin Tancharoen recently directed. In fact, chances are, the vast, vast majority of the moviegoing public have never heard of “Mortal Kombat”.

Tancharoen is still attached to direct the reboot for Warner Bros. from a script by Oren Uziel, who co-wrote the short “Mortal Kombat” film “Rebirth” that Tancharoen also directed. That short (below) was the one that jumpstarted the whole thing, and led to Warner Bros. funding Tancharoen’s “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” 9-part web series. That project, in turn, led to Tancharoen getting the big-budget, big-screen reboot gig. This is, really, one of those rare instances where a filmmaker’s enthusiasm for a property actually resulted in something good happening and wasn’t just a big ol waste of time.

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  • James Spataro

    this is kinda what they did with restident evil. created a whole new character and built elements of the lore around them. but mortal kombat shouldnt be this way… im upset that thier doing this and may not watch it. unless the supermarket person is one of the main characters…. for example johnny cage and all of a sudden wakes up one day with the abilty to throw energy balls and super marital arts skills then instread of saving lives he gets greedy and becomes a movie star…. i know that idea is gay and i hate johnny cage but im just saying something like that…. hopefully they dont screw up subzero or someone else’s origin story.

  • Juggernaut

    Uh, what? Mortal Kombat right? With the kicking and the blood and the… wait what?

  • Dedpool

    I still they they should’ve used “Legacy” as the prequel with flashbacks in the movie being from “Legacy” That way the back story is already handled. But with Tanchroen on board this is probably how they intro Liu Kang. He’ll be a martial artist, working for his uncle in a chinese deli lol.

  • Bruce Acosta

    This is not a real plot,the supermarket discovering the powers and that crap should be left out the plot needs to follow the story like it did in Legacy from the games series so Wb are a butch of morons need to clear the plot and follow to the game and have the story with the Great Kung Lao fighting Goro in the film it needs to have some Asian type of set and a fighting tournament.
    So this thing with the supermarket kid needs to be crossed out and follow the story with characters origins and the tournament

  • Zeroshot

    what a load of horse shit. That lil tid bit has nothing,abouslutly nothing to do with MK. what a insult. burn. supermarket employee…what a crock. thats up there with TMNT being aliens.