Fans of Mortal Kombat will be excited to know that Kevin Tancharoen, director of the short film Mortal Kombat Rebirth, which roused all fans in 2009, is back in the director’s chair for a 10 episode New Mortal Kombat web series dedicated to one of the most controversial arcade games ever. A very popular Larnell Stovall, who was responsible for amazing fights in martial arts movie Undisputed 3 The Movie, serves as a fight choreographer, so we can expect the outstanding fighting scenes and adrenaline pumping action.
Shooting begins in Vancouver in February, however, some sources say that the first short in the web series will be released to coincide with the ninth installment in the Mortal Kombat video game series, which is planned for April 2011. Live-action martial arts series directed by Kevin Tancharoen to be released through digital distribution channels in April by Warner Premiere.
Michael Jai White who plays Jax confirmed that he finished working on New Mortal Kombat series this February, Darren Shahlavi as Kano said the same on his twitter. Ian Anthony Dale joined to conversation too and will return as Scorpion. Jeri Ryan played Sonya Blade, Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Durak, Kabal, Kitana/Mileena will also appear.
The plot details are a bit fuzzy, and I am not 100% sure how they will line-up with the world established in the short film, but it looks like the webseries will focus on “a few Earthlings will fight to save the planet from Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung, two Gods ruling over parallel universes, or something to that effect.”
A little bit of statistics: first Mortal Kombat martial arts movie was released in 1995, the second film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997, in 1998 filmmakers decided to convert it to only 1 season of tv series named Mortal Kombat: Conquest and now, 13 years later, we are prepared for New Mortal Kombat kick.
So what you say, Kombats? Fatality?