According to the Los Angeles Times, New Line Cinema, which is owned by Warner Bros., will begin producing a new Mortal Kombat movie next year, with a planned release in 2013.
“It’s really important that we show we can bring our game properties to movies instead of just the other way around,” said Warner home entertainment President Kevin Tsujihara.
Directing the film will be Kevin Tancharoen, who created a nine-part web series called Mortal Kombat: Legacy that was well received.
Fans will remember that Mortal Kombat has seen two feature films in the past, one in 1995 and sequel in 1997. While the first movie was entertaining, it hasn’t particularly aged well, while the 1997 follow-up was in a word, crap.
New Line hopes the film can be released in conjunction with a sequel to the recently rebooted Mortal Kombat game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
[Los Angeles Times]