Tancharoen will direct an all-new Mortal Kombat movie based on a script from writing partner Oren Uziel. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the new story “will not serve as an extension of the game [or]digital series”. Production is expected to begin next year with a theatrical release planned for 2013, reports the LA Times’ Company Town blog.
Warner Bros’ New Line Cinema division will produce.
The latest video game entry, Mortal Kombat for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, has gone on to sell more than three million units since its launch in April.