The Hollywood Reporter notes that Kevin Tancharoen, director of the successful Mortal Kombat web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, has been assigned to helm a big screen reboot of the fighting franchise. Working alongside him will be Oren Uziel, who wrote the initial short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth that helped launch the web series.
Bloody Disgusting has done some digging and discovered that Oren Uziel’s screenplay uses a lowly supermarket clerk as the main character. Isn’t that taking the concept of an ‘everyman protagonist’ a bit too far? It seems this clerk will discover his hidden powers and become caught up in the battle between good and evil.
Updates: It’s unclear what this means for the fate of Tancharoen’s big screen Mortal Kombat reboot, but director Kevin Tancharoen posted a video online announcing Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2. From the sounds of it, Season 2 will skip with the origin stories and get straight to the tournament fighting.
Fans of cult action movies such as Drive (1997) and Brotherhood of the Wolf will be happy to hear that actor/martial artist Mark Dacascos has been cast as Kung Lao, an ally of Liu Kang’s, in Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2. Says Mark: “I am looking forward to fighting on camera again.” Your fans are looking forward to it as well, Mark!
Director Kevin Tancharoen posted a picture of himself with the Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 cast. Look for Mark Dacascos as Kung Lao, the guy with the hat, as well as Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa back in the role of Shang Tsung.
BREAKING NEWS: Don’t miss the trailer for Season 2! A premiere date should be announced soon.