Can this please become a reality? Like now?
The badass two-season web series “Mortal Kombat: Legacy,” developed by Kevin Tancharoen, originated as a short film titled “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.” That short, which hit the net back in 2010, was penned by Tancharoen and Oren Uziel; and in a new interview that just hit Collider, Uziel has revealed that the project led to him being approached by New Line about rebooting the franchise with a brand new feature film.
Last we heard, James Wan would be producing with Simon McQuoid attached to direct, though we have no idea what’s going on with that whole thing at the moment. But it was Uziel who was first hired to pen an early iteration of that Mortal Kombat reboot, and in the aforementioned interview he spilled the beans about his approach to the material.
“I don’t know what remains of this, but I know that it was going to be—it’s almost like if you took The Avengers, or if you took a storyline like that and set it in a sort of hard-R, over-the-top violence and hard-edged world of Mortal Kombat,” Uziel explained. “It was a little bit like that, it was a little bit like a Wanted-type story that brought together a bunch of these characters and just pulled zero punches, and had a tone that was still fun but very dark.”
“I know James Wan came on to produce, so that to me was a good sign that maybe things were heating up again, but beyond that I really don’t know the specifics,” he added.
As Uziel explains, even he doesn’t know if New Line is going forward with his vision, or for that matter, any vision at all. We hope to hear more soon.