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'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' Director Drops Out of Movie Reboot

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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, Scorpion and numerous other fan-favorite combatants back to the big screen, but that's no longer going to happen.

Tancharoen took to Twitter to make the announcement that he has left the big-screen Mortal Kombat reboot.

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