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Kevin Tancharoen has departed from New Line’s “Mortal Kombat” movie.

“After 3 years of Kombat,” Tancharoen said on his Twitter account, “I’ve decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!”

Tancharoen did not disclose if another director has been selected.

Tancharoen’s “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” web series (pictured above) recently released its second season.

New Line had disclosed in 2011 that it was rebooting “Mortal Kombat,” based on Tancharoen’s short film and web series “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.”

Rights to the property were part of the Midway Games assets that New Line parent Warner Bros. picked up in bankruptcy court in 2009 for the fire-sale price of $33 million along with “Spy Hunter,” “Joust” and several other game franchises.

Midway debuted the video game in 1992 with a story focusing on the monk Liu Kang to save Earth from an evil sorcerer. New »


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