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The web series is a medium that have yet to really flourish to its full potential, though it certainly isn't for lack of trying. Hulu has lots of original content, and Netflix has found success with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, and Mortal Kombat: Legacy has been pretty successful as well. The latter is based on the classic video game, and it's only inevitable that their would be others. Said "other" is Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, produced directly by Capcom. »
- David Hoffman
In September, Warner Bros premiered the second season of its "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" web series, which was originally launched by director Kevin Tancharoen in hopes of one day transitioning to a "Mortal Kombat" movie. The movie never happened and Tancharoen ended up quitting the entire thing. So while it's not clear about the future of "Mortal Kombat," Capcom has been developing its own web series, called "Street Fighter: Assassin.s Fist," which stars Mike Moh as Ryu and Christian Howard as Ken. Principal photography has now wrapped after filming for almost five months. Check out several set photo below. "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist" will explore the early days of Ryu and Ken and tell the story of their tutelage under Gouken, who must decide whether to pass down all the secrets of the Asatsuken (Assassin's Fist) fighting style after experiencing first hand the ill-effects that befall his younger brother, »
Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen recently revealed via twitter that he's moving on from Mortal Kombat, leaving many to wonder what will happen with the web series and the upcoming movie. But while the future of that franchise is mired in uncertainty, Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist looks ready to take advantage. It's thought that the web series will debut sometime in early 2014 and the productions teases the Assassin's Fist camp have doled out during filming have more than a few thinking something phenomenal could emerge. The story in Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist centers on the master of Ken and Ryu, Gouken, who himself trained under ‘Asatsuken (Assassin's Fist)' grandmaster Goutetsu. Also training under Goutetsu was the legendary Street Fighter villain, Akuma, who is Gouken's brother. In the web series Gouken reflects on how the Asatsuken sent he and his brother down conflicting paths of 'Light' »
Content has sold worldwide online rights for "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist" to an unspecified major global online channel.
Fight choreographer Joey Ansah makes his directorial debut on this new live-action martial arts web series adaptation of the Capcom video game series.
Similar to the "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" web series revival, the project started life as a proof of concept short film back in 2010 (which can be seen beloW). Capcom gave the creators the go-ahead, and the series was shot this past Summer in Bulgaria.
Funimation has also scored subsequent rights and windows in many western countries including the UK, Australia, Us, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Scandinavia.
Source: Screen »
- Garth Franklin
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 »
The future of Mortal Kombat: Legacy may be in doubt, but as one fan-created web series has shrunk, another one has risen. The second season of Fallout: Nuka Break, a web series set in the Fallout universe and based off a successful fan film from 2011, has arrived in its entirety on Machinima. The original Fallout: Nuka Break short film was released by Wayside Creations in January 2011, and it has drawn more than 2.5 million views to date. Jumping off the success of their original Fallout spin-off, Wayside turned Nuka Break into a full web series, which debuted in August of that year. In 2012, Wayside scored more than $130,000 via Kickstarter for season two of the series. At that point, Machinima came calling, and the top YouTube network began to work with Wayside on multiple productions. Machinima Prime served as the home for Wayside's Portal web series, Aperture R&D, before hosting a second Fallout fan film, »
- Sam Gutelle
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
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
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. »
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 »
If you haven't inhaled Season 2 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy (review) yet - Shame! For those of you that have (okay, if you still haven't, you can look, too), we have a special treat...
I was given the chance to talk to creator/director Kevin Tancharoen as well as some select cast members, and what they had to say was both enlightening and inspiring.
DC: How did Mortal Kombat: Legacy go from short film to series?
Kevin Tancharoen (pictured above; director): It was kinda crazy how it just happened organically because a lot of people timed it out perfectly, but my short film (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth) went out two days before the launch trailer for Mk Viiii was to be released at E3, so all of a sudden, Mk was the thing to talk about in general and I couldn't believe the timing worked out so perfectly; if it had been any other time, »
Last week Mortal Kombat: Legacy II was released, and I thought it was really cool. This comedy short was created to celebrate the release of the series. It's called "Nerd Vs. Scorpion," and in it Scorpion is hell-bent on killing the gamer. It was directed by Aaron Schoenke for Bat in the Sun Productions, and I enjoyed the outcome. There were some great moments.
- Joey Paur
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