It looks like the chances of a new Mortal Kombat movie have just been gratuitously stabbed in the stomach, had it's knee caps broken and then decapitated in true Mortal Kombat style. Choreographer-turned-director has just announced he is abandoning the project. He told Twitter:
After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!— Kevin Tancharoen (@KTANCH) October 25, 2013
Tancharoen originally made his name delivering the surprisingly good Mortal Kombat web-series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy. He had hoped to develop the series into a fully-fledged movie, but it seems his dreams have been KOed.
I'm not sure how I feel about this news. On one hand it's sad some guy has been unable to achieve his goal. On the other hand, we might have been spared from another awful Mortal Kombat movie — although it seems the project will be continuing.
OK, so perhaps the first Mortal Kombat movie wasn't that bad (by video game movie standards), but Mortal Kombat: Annihilation actually made people's brains bleed internally. That's totally true. I was only a dumb 9 year old at the time, but even I knew it featured some of the worst acting and dialogue I've ever seen.
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