It’s been almost a decade since the first Mortal Kombat movie was released and it’s been since the dawn of man that we’ve actually gotten a good one. Despite being one of the most popular video game franchises of all-time, the plague of terrible video game movie adaptations has stricken the Mortal Kombat series. But director Kevin Tancharoen has been able to revive the series with a brilliant web series that is being developed into a movie.
Tancharoen recently spoke with JoBlo about not only the successful series run of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, but how far along a Mortal Kombat reboot film is.
We’re still working on [the budget], that’s actually what we’re figuring out right now. We have a really good script that everyone seems really happy with and we’re still developing it as it goes. Right now what we’re figuring out is taking that script and figuring out whats the best budget for the film and also where the location would be to shoot.
When asked about what kind of rating the film will seek, Tancharoen quickly fired back with his desire to get an ‘R’ rating for the next Mortal Kombat when it happens.
“Everyone’s intention right now is to make a rated R movie. Right out of the gate that was the first thing that we laid out.”
So far Tancharoen has told fans of the series everything they want to hear. From making the tone of the film something different to the hard ‘R’ rating in a world where films buckle to PG-13 box office audiences. The only thing we need now is the film itself, but so far it looks like no one is rushing that process along.