Bloody Disgusting have done some digging in regards to Warner Bros. planned reboot of the Mortal Kombat
movie franchise. Apparently it is still moving forward with director Kevin Tancharoen attached, and they have also managed to uncover some details about the basic premise of the movie..
With Kevin Tancharoen still attached to direct from Oren Uziel’s screenplay, we’ve exclusively discovered that the live-action reboot will follow a lowly unlucky supermarket employee who discovers that he has out of this world powers and must decide between good and evil, even though the evil side has helped him discover his true potential and who he really is.
Tancharoen and Uziel brought us the short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth
and the subsequent web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy
starring Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan. They were impressive enough in their own right but jettisoned many of the fantasy elements in favor of a more realistic take on things. At least this would suggest that they wont be going the same route with the movie. Actually sounds as if they are trying to make this a superhero origin story type of thing. I'm going to assume this "lowly unlucky supermarket employee" will be a brand new character, unless they plan to drastically alter Johnny Cage or Liu Kang or something! But I'm sure those guys, as well as a whole bunch of other popular characters, will turn up to mentor the little fella.