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New Line Announces Mortal Kombat Film For 2013

New Line announced that it plans to develop a new film based on the Mortal Kombat license, and has named Glee concert movie director and choreographer Kevin Tancharoen as the project's director.
Today, New Line Cinema announced that it plans to develop a new film based on the Mortal Kombat license, and has named Kevin Tancharoen as the project's director. Tancharoen previously experimented with the Mortal Kombat universe in 2010, when he directed a short film titled Mortal Kombat: Rebirth. He later created the subsequent web-series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, which further experimented with a live-action take on the violent fighting game series. Tancharoen's other directorial work includes Britney Spears' The Onyx Hotel Tour, and Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, on which he also served as project choreographer. In addition, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth writer Oren Uziel has also signed on to write the screenplay for the new Mortal Kombat film. The project will be co-produced between New Line and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and is currently targeting a 2013 release. Of course, this won't be the first time Mortal Kombat has made its way onto the big screen. The 1990s saw two films based on the games, dubbed Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, respectively. Earlier this month, Warner Bros. announced that the recent Mortal Kombat reboot for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 has sold more than 3 million units worldwide.

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