Mortal Kombat Internet Short Spawns Webisode Series

Last year the Internet was taken by storm by the sudden mysterious appearance of a Mortal Kombat short film that appeared on Youtube. The video, based on the popular ’90s video game, was reported to be everything from a video game trailer to a movie teaser. It was eventually revealed that the short was a concept proposal from director Kevin Tancharoen, a filmmaker who hoped to be given the film reigns of the franchise.

Well, it looks like Tancharoen’s work payed off. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that the director will film a 10-episode web series for Warner Premiere. The story will be written by Tancharoen, Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing. Actor Michael Jai White, who starred in the original short film, recently announced on the Bagged and Boarded podcast that he will appear in the webseries. Shooting will begin in February in Vancouver and characters expected to appear include Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Durak, Kabal, Kitana and Scorpion.

It’s not known if the new webseries will stick to Tancharoen’s original concept — which saw the fantasy fighting video game series turned into a gritty, heightened real world look at a tournament of serial killers. In case you missed it the first time, here’s the original short:

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Source: Bloody Disgusting