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“Mortal Kombat: Legacy”

by on April 7, 2011
 

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY” DIGITAL SERIES TO PREMIERE
WORLDWIDE APRIL 12 ON MACHINIMA.COM

FANS CAN WATCH ACTION-PACKED EPISODES ON ONE OF YOUTUBE’S LARGEST
ENTERTAINMENT NETWORKS

BURBANK, CALIF., April 7, 2011 – Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and
Machinima.com today announced they have signed an agreement to premiere and
distribute the highly anticipated “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” live action
digital series produced by Warner Premiere. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen
(“Fame”), and starring Jeri Ryan (“Star Trek: Voyager”) as “Sonya Blade,”
Michael Jai White (“The Dark Knight”) as “Major Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs” and
Darren Shahlavi (“300”) as “Kano,” this series will take gamers deep into
the history of the warriors they know and love.

The first action-packed episode of “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” will debut April
12 exclusively on Machinima, the dominant entertainment network for
videogamers on YouTube (www.youtube.com/machinima). Fans from around the
world will be able to watch and engage with the entire “Mortal Kombat:
Legacy” series through Machinima’s YouTube channel.

“With over 500 million monthly video views and 50 million monthly viewers,
Machinima has the world’s most highly-engaged gaming audience, which makes
this agreement with Warner Bros. such a great fit,” said Allen DeBevoise,
Chairman and CEO of Machinima, Inc. “Mortal Kombat is an epic franchise with
a rich story and characters, we’re truly excited to bring ‘Mortal Kombat:
Legacy’ to our community. With our global scale and reach, we can now drive
greater engagement and viewership than anyone for entertainment properties
that fit our young, male-centric demo. Kevin’s new incarnation of the
Mortal Kombat franchise is precisely the type of world-class, high-octane
action content that our audience will love.”

Kevin Tancharoen who directed and produced the popular, unofficial “Mortal
Kombat: Rebirth” fan short, is bringing the same immersive directing style
to this live-action digital series. Kevin Tancharoen who directed and
produced the popular, unofficial “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” fan short, is
bringing the same immersive directing style to this live-action digital
series. “Machinima is the perfect entertainment destination to premiere the
series,” said Kevin Tancharoen, Director, Producer and co-writer of “Mortal
Kombat: Legacy.” “They have a massive audience of gamers from around the
world. We worked very closely with NetherRealm Studios and Ed Boon, and
we’re now putting the finishing touches on the episodes. I’m confident
we’ve stayed true to the Mortal Kombat lore and am hoping the fans will be
blown away by what they see.”

Also on April 12, in a lead up to the series premiere, Machinima will host
Kevin Tancharoen and cast from the series in a special live event. Details
will be announced on Machinima.com soon.

Written by Kevin Tancharoen , Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing, “Mortal
Kombat: Legacy” is an anthology of nine live action shorts, and brings to
life the motivation behind each character’s participation in the Mortal
Kombat tournament. Each episode will provide never-before-revealed insights
into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game’s
universe.

The latest iteration of the award-winning videogame, “Mortal Kombat,” marks
a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of
its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the
fan favorite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever
before. In addition, “Mortal Kombat” introduces a number of new game-play
features including tag team and a deep story mode. “Mortal Kombat” is being
developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by “Mortal Kombat” creator and
creative director Ed Boon.

MORTAL KOMBAT and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and
C Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
(s11)

About Machinima.com
Machinima.com is the dominant video entertainment network for serious gamers
around the world. The number one entertainment channel on YouTube,
Machinima served over 2 billion video views in 2010 alone, reaches over 50
million gamers monthly, and delivers over 500 million videos a month, and
growing. Machinima.com’s global content network features official publisher
content, gameplay videos and original content, including over 20 original
weekly shows, all aimed at the coveted 18 – 34 year old male demographic.
Machinima.com is fast-becoming a global phenomenon with an ability to
capture a cultural sensibility and awareness among a next generation of
entertainment consumers and marketers alike. The company is backed by MK
Capital and Redpoint Ventures, and is headquartered in Los Angeles,
California.

About NetherRealm Studios
NetherRealm Studios, wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group,
is a leader in the development of interactive entertainment as the creator
of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat has spawned two
theatrical films, multiple television series, and has sold over 28 million
games to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois the award-winning NetherRealm
team has been working and creating games together since 1992. Additional
information about NetherRealm Studios can be found at www.netherrealm.com

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor
and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across
all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based
gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) oversees the electronic
distribution of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s content through
Video-On-Demand, Pay-Per-View, Electronic Sell-Through and Subscription
Video-On-Demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBDD
also distributes content through third party digital retailers and
licensees. A worldwide industry leader since its inception, WBDD also
manages the Studio’s E-commerce sites that include WBShop.com and
WarnerArchive.com. Twitter: @WBDigitalDist

About Warner Premiere
Warner Premiere, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, specializes in the
development and production of both features and digital content for home
entertainment platforms. Past projects include Another Cinderella Story,
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Batman: Under the Red Hood, as well as
the digital series Watchmen Motion Comics. Warner Premiere is at the
creative forefront in the made-for-home entertainment marketplace, producing
properties that exemplify the commitment to story, production and brand
equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

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