Even before Mortal Kombat: Legacy wrapped its short online run [last year], rumors of an inevitable big screen return for the Dragon Logo have run rife. After months without news, plot details have been [allegedly] unearthed in an exclusive update from horror movie super-site, Bloody Disgusting.
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The report describes a basic premise of the transformative misadventures of an everyman who discovers his internal hidden strength, "... 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."
Kevin Tancharoen (Fame (2009), Glee: The 3D Concert Movie) is still attached to direct the Warner Brothers film reboot, with mixed reports of invovlement by script writer, Oren Uziel.
Tancharoen, best known for his work in dance TV and cinema, directed the entire series of Legacy shorts, courting some controversy with his knowing departure from established reference. The director was selected for the job after making waves with the leak of his loosely inspired demo reel short, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth [full story]. Noted for its production quality, Rebirth featured several Legacy actors, appearing in scenes noted for their stark departure from recognisable Mortal Kombat trademarks.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy was released on deluxe Blu Ray, December 2011 [more]. The disc contains nine fully presented, unedited episodes, as well as featurette extras going deeper into the series.
Update: Tancharoen took to Twitter for what seems to be a light hearted response to rumors. Included is a reference to the recently delayed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot film, produced by Michael Bay, and controversially said to feature the inclusion of a planet of alien turtles:
Rumor what rumor?I also heard that 2012 is real and TMNT are aliens!— Kevin Tancharoen (@KTANCH) June 19, 2012
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