New Mortal Kombat feature film announced

The Mortal Kombat series is to make a dramatic return to the big screen in 2013, courtesy of Warner Bros and New Line.

A new feature film based on the popular fighting game franchise has been put into production in the wake of the barnstorming success of this year's Mortal Kombat reboot for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Filmmaker Kevin Tancharoen has signed up to helm the new movie, having proven his chops by creating the recent Mortal Kombat: Legacy, a lavish nine-part web series that proved a big hit with fans earlier this year.

This series was commissioned on the back of a short film made by Tancharoen called Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which was designed specifically to sell the concept of a gritty new Mortal Kombat film to Warner Bros.

Mortal Kombat previously hit the big screen in 1995 courtesy of director Paul WS Anderson, with the sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation following in 1997.

Having gone on the back-burner for much of the last decade, the franchise is now healthier than ever, with NetherRealm Studios' 2011 Mortal Kombat game selling more than three million copies amid glowing reviews.

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