New Mortal Kombat movie and game planned for 2013

The Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series may be turning into a big screen movie. New Line Cinemas is attempting to produce a new film from the same creative team, and release it in 2013.

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The Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series may be turning into a big screen movie. New Line Cinema is attempting to produce a new film from the same creative team, and release it in 2013.

"The new game and the online shorts prompted us to consider a reboot of a brand we hadn’t been actively thinking about," New Line president Tony Emmerich said said. Emmerich is hoping to best the success of the previous two Mortal Kombat films, which he says "haven't aged well."

Kevin Tancharoen, director of the web series, would return for the movie, and will portray the Mortal Kombat characters in a "more realistic" way. The budget for the new movie is expected to be "well under $100 million," according to the Variety report (via Joystiq).

However, there's one possible bump in the road. Development of the movie is currently stalled as Warner Bros. and Lawrence Kasanoff, a producer on the first two movies, must resolve litigation surround royalties and ownership of the movie rights.

If the movie continues production, the plan is to have the film coincide with the release of the next game. The hope is that the game will come out when the movie his theaters, or potentially package the game with the movie in a DVD/Blu-ray combo.

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    September 29, 2011 4:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, New Mortal Kombat movie and game planned for 2013.

    The Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series may be turning into a big screen movie. New Line Cinemas is attempting to produce a new film from the same creative team, and release it in 2013.

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      September 29, 2011 4:51 PM

      New Line Cinemas? Shoudn't that be just Cinema?

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        September 29, 2011 6:25 PM

        This is why nobody takes games journalism seriously!!!!!
        No, but in all seriousness, you're right, it's just "New Line Cinema".

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      September 29, 2011 5:03 PM

      .....wow i bet everyone's waiting with baited breath for that film.. *sarcasm overload!!!* :D

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        September 29, 2011 5:14 PM

        If it's anything like that live action clip that was released several months ago, I actually am excited about it. Looked like a good brainless popcorn movie. :)

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          September 30, 2011 4:55 AM

          So you didn't actually watch the 12-episode(?) or so mini-series that that trailer spawned? Cause they made some episodes. You might wanna watch em. You know, if you actually liked what it was showing.

          People on this board are funny.

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      September 29, 2011 6:18 PM

      cool. I dug all of those Legacy vids. I would understand some criticism on those vids (quick cuts, unstable lore, etc...) but the budget on those wasn't as much as $100 million that this movie will hopefully get.

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      September 29, 2011 6:20 PM

      Fuck it... I still love the first film.

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        September 29, 2011 6:27 PM

        I agree. The first was still pretty awesome in that one kinda way.

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      September 29, 2011 6:28 PM

      uhm...yeah. just what we needed more of

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      September 29, 2011 6:37 PM

      I really did not care for the gritty crime theme from the web series. Just make a straight up crazy ass kung fu movie, full of magic and dragons.

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        September 29, 2011 8:19 PM

        I liked the part where Jonny Cage was killed...in both Annihilation and the trailer/promo.

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      September 29, 2011 9:36 PM

      Haven't aged well? How can you age something that's doa??

      That being said, the first movie is still pretty awesome in that bad way.

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