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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Character Banner For Mortal Kombat Legacy 2 + Movie Details


Just two days away from the airing of Mortal Kombat Legacy 2, the official Machinima Facebook page has unveiled its newest character banner, featuring two of its main characters in costume, Mark Dacascos as devout warrior monk Kung Lao, and Brian Tee in a unique portrayal of the classic character Liu Kang. The series comes two years after the success of Mortal Kombat Legacy, with nine episodes that followed the viral success of a leaked 7 minute short film/trailer pitch from director Kevin Tancharoen who eventually got the attention of Warner Bros. prior to choosing him as the helmer of both online seasons and the currently developing film rebooting the 1995 and 1997 installments.

Tancharoen recently went on record in a brief interview with ComingSoon.net to state the current progress with the Mortal Kombat movie regarding the script, telling the public "We're still pushing through on that. The script is in a good place, we're just kind of figuring out the budget and locations and that whole process is where we're at,"Tancharoen also re-clarified where the story would be for the film, asserting that in favor of future season of Mortal Kombat Legacy, the film would start fresh.

The former choreographer-turned-filmmaker was also quoted in an intricate interview with Screenrant, adding more details about the direction in which the movie is going, compared to the series. "We’re definitely going to be focused on the tournament, but it’s not going to be a tournament movie." he says. "Because when you try and do a tournament movie, you’re already pushed up against a corner and a wall as far as your structure. You meet the person, you train the person, and the end of it is the tournament. And I don’t want to be forced into that style of storytelling because we’ve seen those movies before. We’ve seen The Quest. We’ve seen Bloodsport and Enter the Dragon. And now those movies have turned into dance movies. So it’s not necessarily a tournament movie. Is the tournament a central focus in the film? Yes. For the feature film, as opposed to calling it a tournament, I want to take it more as an approach of war. What’s a war movie like? There’s many different versions of war films and ‘Mortal Kombat’ lends itself to being more of a war film."

Mortal Kombat Legacy 2 is based on the highly successful video game franchise, co-created by Ed Boon, developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The series is written by Josh Baizer and Marshall Johnson and also stars Harry Shum, Jr., Casper Van Dien, Kim Do, David Lee McInnis, Dan Southworth, Eric Jacobus, Michelle Lee and Eric D. Steinberg, with returning actor Ian Anthony Dale and actress Samantha Jo, and actor Cary Tagawa reprising his role made famous in the 1995 film, Mortal Kombat as the villain. The series is also produced by Lance Sloane and will air back-to-back episodes on September 26, 2013 from Warner Brothers Digital Distribution, only on Machinima.

SYNOPSIS:
Mortal Kombat: Legacy brings to life the complex and rich history of the gaming world of MORTAL KOMBAT. Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are obsessed with reigning over various realms (parallel universes) and the winners of Mortal Kombat competitions are granted supreme control over these worlds. The Earthrealm (Earth) is an unconscious participant in this competition and only a few select humans understand the consequences of losing Mortal Kombat and what it will mean to Earth. In a universe with powerful evil sorcerers, cyborgs, Gods and movie stars, this Mortal Kombat digital media series drives a cohesive understanding of what this Universe is all about.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool article!! Looking forward to seeing the series!!

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