New Mortal Kombat Film to Hit Theaters in 2013
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that there is indeed a full-length feature film for Mortal Kombat in development. The film is expected to be released in 2013 by New Line Cinema with Kevin Tanchareon as director. This is great news for Mortal Kombat fans who have been waiting for years for a new film to be created. Oren Uziel is writing the script for the upcoming film and also wrote for Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
"Mortal Kombat is heading back to the big-screen.
New Line is hiring the filmmakers of the popular Mortal Kombat digital series, made earlier this year by corporate sibling Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, to take on a new adaptation of the classic 1990s fighting game.
The short was viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube, and although no movie deal materialized, he was asked to direct the 10-episode web series, which debuted in April, attracting more than 15 million unique visitors.
Off that success, Warners and New Line execs thought it was time to try to revisit a big-screen effort. (New Line made a Mortal Kombat movie in 1995, which grossed more than $70 million domestically and helped launch a directing career for Paul W. S. Anderson. A follow-up movie in 1997, however, fizzled.)
Uziel is returning to write the new movie, which is still in the development stages. There is no actor attached and the new story will not serve as an extension of the game or digital series.
Dave Neustadter and Walter Hamada are overseeing for New Line."