Kevin Tancharoen was given the role of director after his self-financed promo trailer (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth) which went viral last year. He did the trailer to show what could happen if he was even given the chance to direct the film. As of October, Tancharoen is no longer set to direct the film.
According to a new report, James Wan, director of The Conjuring, Saw, Insidious, and Furious 7, was hired by New Line Cinema to produce the upcoming film. The film's script is being written by Oren Uziel and Dave Callaham.