Disappointing news over the weekend as Kevin Tancharoen tweeted the following:
After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!
— Kevin Tancharoen (@KTANCH) October 25, 2013
This would indicate that Tancharoen is not only moving on from Season 3 of the popular Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, but also from the director’s chair of the expected Mortal Kombat film reboot. This is a pretty big blow to the franchise as Tancharoen was partly responsible for the whole revival in Mortal Kombat when he released his unofficial short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.
Warner Bros. has been pretty silent regarding the Mortal Kombat film reboot so it’s not known if they already have another director in mind to take the helm. Regardless, Tancharoen’s ideas and vision of a dark, gritty, and realistic Mortal Kombat were a fresh welcome from fans of the franchise after the debacle of Threshold’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and its B-movie feel. So Tancharoen will be missed.
DMK will continue to follow this story closely.