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Season 2 of the Metal Hurlant Chronicles is nearly upon us, and to celebrate its imminent arrival, we have the first video teaser from the show right here for ya! Check it out!
In the lineage of cult series such as "The Twilight Zone", "The Outer Limits", and "Tales from the Crypt", Metal Hurlant Chronicles is the science fiction live-action adaptation of stories from the eponymous world-renowned magazine that gave birth in the U.S. to Heavy Metal. So what should that mean to you? Plenty of boobs, monsters, and bloodshed, that's what!
Directed by Guillaume Lubrano, Metal Hurlant Chronicles stars Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), James Marsters ("Buffy" and "Angel"), and Darren Shahlavi (Watchmen) with fight choreography by Larnell Stovall (Mortal Kombat).
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- Uncle Creepy
After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!. Kevin Tancharoen (@Ktanch) October 25, 2013 Is this a fatal blow for the Mortal Kombat movie? Has director Kevin Tancharoen just shouted "Finish him!" as he knocked the head off the planned video-game adaptation, thereby putting the potential movie to rest, Mortal Kombat-style? The director.s Tweet marks the end of his run trying to develop a Mortal Kombat movie, a project that we have been tracking since its inception back in 2011. It started with his 10-episode series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, which attached his name to the long-running video game franchise at the time, and developed hope that a new film franchise could be born from the ashes of previous Mortal attempts. Before dipping his toe in Kombat, the composer/choreographer directed television documentaries on Britney Spears and »
New Line Cinema’s remake of Mortal Kombat has been puttering around for about three years now without gaining much steam. Up until now it actually had director Kevin Tancharoen attached to it, but alas that is no more as Tancharoen recently dropped out of the remake.
Kevin Tancharoen took to Twitter to inform the world that after three years he would not be directing the proposed remake of the film. It’s kind of a rough thing to have happen, given that Tancharoen has been attached for so long. He’s also the director of a short film, “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth,” which he used initially as a pitch for a feature length-project. All in all, it was a pretty impressive idea, so it’s sad to see Tancharoen go.
Not that many people have been heard clamoring for a new film version of Mortal Kombat, though. The initial films »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Director Kevin Tancharoen recently helmed a second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy on Machinima, with the final installment ending in an ominous "To Be Kontinued..." Despite that cliffhanger, season two of Legacy will be Tancharoen's last work with the bloody brawler franchise. He recently took to Twitter to announce he is stepping away from Mortal Kombat to work on other projects. The announcement comes as a surprise. When we spoke to Tancharoen after the release of Mk: Legacy II, he was optimistic not only about the planned Mortal Kombat feature film reboot but also about future seasons of Legacy. When you add in the abruptness of his departure and his curt Twitter farewell, it's easy to wonder if his decision is about more than just a desire to "move on to other creative opportunities." Tancharoen had been linked to a Mortal Kombat feature film since that project was revealed in »
- Sam Gutelle
Finish Him! Director Kevin Tancharoen took to Twitter recently to announce that he was stepping away from the Mortal Kombat reboot: After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!. Kevin Tancharoen (@Ktanch) October 25, 2013 This is interesting news especially since Tancharoen just spoke about the reboot in September. Everything seemed to be moving along with the director stating that they »
- Niki Stephens
Director Kevin Tancharoen was instrumental in reviving interest in a live-action adaptation of the video game series Mortal Kombat. His test film, Mortal Kombat Rebirth, was a grittier take on the material than the 1995 adaptation, and when the footage when viral it eventually led to the Mortal Kombat: Legacy webseries. In 2011, New Line Cinema hired Tancharoen to direct a new Mk feature film, but that was made somewhat difficult by the rights being in legal limbo. If a Mortal Kombat film reboot ever does get off the ground, it will be without Tancharoen. Today, he tweeted, "After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!" It's always a bummer to see someone who's so passionate about a project decide that he has to move on, but we wish him the best in his future endeavors. As for Kombat fans, »
- Matt Goldberg
It was reported in 2011 that the popular video game was to be revamped into a film feature by Warner Bros and New Line Cinema, with Tancharoen attached to direct the project.
However, Tancharoen posted on his Twitter account on Friday (October 25): "After 3 years of Kombat, I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success."
Tancharoen previously directed a hit live-action short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which was screened on YouTube. The director-choreographer then went on to create the popular web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
The filmmaker discussed his progress on the movie just last month.
He said : "The script is in a good place. We're just kind of figuring out the budget and locations and that whole process is where we're at."
Mortal Kombat was originally adapted into »
Just weeks after the online release of Mortal Kombat: Legacy II - the second season of the popular live-action web series - director Kevin Tancharoen (Fame, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie) has revealed via Twitter that he's "decided to move on to other creative opportunities" and will no longer helm Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema's big screen reboot of the classic video game beat-em-up franchise.
Tancharoen originally secured the directing gig on Mortal Kombat back in 2011, having impressed with his 2010 proof of concept short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which then led to then ten-episode web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. The script for the new Mortal Kombat has been written by Oren Uziel (Rebirth), who also happens to have 22 Jump Street and Men in Black 4 on his upcoming slate, but with the project now without a director it's unclear as to the status of the planned reboot. »
- Gary Collinson
Kevin Tancharoen is not directing Mortal Kombat Legacy‘s Film Adaptation. It all began with Kevin Tancharoen’s short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth and now it has ended with a enigmatic announcement via Twitter. For someone to work his way up from a short film to being given the green [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Mortal Kombat may be one of the best-selling video game series in history, but the brand hasn’t had an easy time getting on the big screen. The initial 1995 film adaptation – directed by a pre-Resident Evil Paul W.S. Anderson – scored fairly well at the box office, but its lackluster sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, effectively put the budding film franchise to rest just two years later.
Things had been looking up for fans of the notoriously violent video games when filmmaker Kevin Tancharoen resurrected the live-action version of the franchise, first with his Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film and then with the hit web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Previous reports had Tancharoen leading the charge to bring Sub-Zero, ...
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- Robert Yaniz Jr.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen is the man who revived Mortal Kombat and made it cool again. He got fans excited for the prospect on an awesome feature film. He was attached to direct a movie for awhile, and was developing it with Warner Bros., but that's no longer the case. Tancharoen announced on Twitter that he's leaving the project saying,
"After 3 years of Kombat, I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!"
There's no information on why or what happened for him to make this decision, but it sounds like the movie will move forward without him, and that he's got another project or projects on the horizon. It will be cool to see what he ends up doing next! »
- Joey Paur
The Mortal Kombat movie has lost its director Kevin Tancharoen who has dropped out of the New Line Cinema action fantasy. Tancharoen made the announcement on Twitter, stating “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!” The project was based on Tancharoen’s short film and web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, which is now in its second season. The Midway fighting game first appeared in 1992 and was created by Ed Boon and John Tobias which took place in a fictional universe »
“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.
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 »
- Dave McNary
In news that feels like a good old fashioned Sub-Zero spine rip for fans clamoring for a new Mortal Kombat film, Kevin Tancharoen, who helmed the Mortal Kombat: Re-Birth fan film as well as both seasons of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, has broken some sad news.
It came via Twitter, where Tancharoen tweeted the following message:
“After 3 years of Kombat, I’ve decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!"
For now that means the never-ending blood-soaked battle between Outworld and Earth will most likely be put on hold. It would have been incredible to see what Kevin would have done with the series, but alas, he evacuated before getting knocked into the pit. Shitty news indeed.
We'll keep our ears open.
After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. »
- Uncle Creepy
"After three years of Kombat. I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!"
Tancharoen created the web series "Mortal Kombat: Legacy," the success of which led to the proposed revival of the big screen franchise based on the hit video game series.
He became linked with the film a while back. Though he says the project will move forward without him, no other talent has been announced at this time. »
- Garth Franklin
After two successful season of the popular webseries Mortal Kombat: Legacy, director Kevin Tancharoen is leaving the popular franchise that he helped rejuvinate just as it begins its journey to the big screen.
Here is the Tweet that Kevin left for his fans last night as he moves onto different creative opportunities.
After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!
— Kevin Tancharoen (@Ktanch) October 25, 2013
The Mortal Kombat movie, based on the popular fighting game, continues to move forward, now in search of a director. No cast has been announced, and no further details have been revealed.
Mortal Kombat comes to theaters in 2015. »
Kevin Tancharoen’s involvement with the “Mortal Kombat” franchise has always been a tad perplexing. The guy, a big fan of the games, shot a short “Mortal Kombat” film that got the Internet into a frenzy and piqued the curiosity of Warner Bros. Enough that the studio sunk some money into letting Tancharoen direct a “Mortal Kombat” web series called “Legacy”. The idea was for him to, eventually, helm a big-screen live-action reboot of the franchise. A few weeks ago, Tancharoen released the second part of his “Legacy” web series, and yesterday he’s announced that he’s no longer involved in the franchise, tweeting: After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks! — Kevin Tancharoen (@Ktanch) October 25, 2013 If I had to guess, I would say that Tancharoen got tired of waiting for Warner Bros. to greenlight the reboot, »
We've been talking about a new "Mortal Kombat" movie for years, but no one was more passionate about the project than Kevin Tancharoen. Several years ago, he put together a "Mortal Kombat" short film in hopes that Warner Bros would let him direct a feature length version. Warner Bros loved the video, but instead of greenlighting a new movie, the studio decided to let Tancharoen direct a "Mortal Kombat" web series, called "Mortal Kombat: Legacy." The idea is that it would be a test of Tancharoen's abilities. The first season was a huge hit, becoming one of the most-watched web series of all time, receiving over sixty million views. Talks of a "Mortal Kombat" movie started up again, but the next time we heard about the franchise was when Warner Bros was announcing a second season of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy." Tancharoen once again directed the web series, but apparently he's had enough, »
Although he was optimistic about the project just last month, choreographer-turned-director Kevin Tancharoen, the man behind the Mortal Kombat reboot webseries, just announced via Twitter that he is no longer involved in bringing the property to the big screen.
"After 3 years of Kombat," Tancharoen writes, "I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!"
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Tancharoen first got the attention of Warner Bros. and Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon with this 2010 short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth which starred Michael Jai White as Jax. Backed by WB, Tancharoen produced the first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy in 2011 and recently released the second season last month. Tancharoen previously stated that his vision for the Mortal Kombat movie was completely separate from the 2010 short or more recent web series. With Tancharoen departing, it's anyone's guess as to whether this will hold true or if this film will even get made. After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!— Kevin Tancharoen (@Ktanch) October 25, 2013 »
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