Live-Action Mortal Kombat: Legacy Launches Next Week

Live-Action Mortal Kombat: Legacy Launches Next Week

The short Mortal Kombat film that set the internet of fire last year bears fruit on April 12, when the first episode of Kevin Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy debuts on Check out a clip from the series here.

Fame director Kevin Tancharoen created a live-action Mortal Kombat film short last year featuring actor friends like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Jeri Ryan and Spawn’s Michael Jai White to get the attention of Warner Bros., a gamble that’s paid off handsomely for both Tancharoen and Mortal Kombat fans.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy is a series of nine live-action shorts that explore the motivations behind characters participating in the Mortal Kombat tournament. Jeri Ryan is back as Sonya Blade, 300’s Darren Shahlavi does his best Kano, and Michael Jai White kicks total arse as Sonya’s partner Jax.

The series debuts on April 12, seven days ahead of the new game’s April 19 release. will also be hosting a live event with the actors and directors of the series, so keep an eye on the website for details.


  • I know the actual series has context and all, but were we just fighting in foundry with an exposed gun rack sitting there conveniently available with grenade launchers sitting idly on it?

    • And a loaded grenade launcher at that. Not proper procedure at all. These grenades should also have a minimum arming distance so that round shouldn’t actually go off. Way to be a party pooper huh?

  • I am looking forward to this like a son of a bitch. Disappointed that it’s not taking the form of a feature, but good to see the initial idea built upon nonetheless.

  • You might want to get your facts straight before publishing. Jeri Ryan was on Star Trek Voyager, not Star Trek Deep Space Nine.

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