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.