Despite his promising outlook on the big screen adaptation of Mortal Kombat, choreographer-turned-director Kevin Tancharoen, has left the project. He announced the news via Twitter last week that he would no longer be a part of the team bringing the video game 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!”
However, he seems to have confirmed that the movie will continue to move forward however no other directors have been announced to take his place.
Tancharoen is also the man behind the “Mortal Kombat” web series that has been popular among fans since its premiere. Tancharoen’s “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” recently released its second season. The cast includes Harry Shum, Jr. (“Glee”) as the warlord adviser “Kuai Liang,” Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) as martial arts film actor “Johnny Cage,” Brian Tee (The Wolverine) as Shaolin Monk “Liu Kang,” and Mark Dacascos (Cradle 2 the Grave) as “Kung Lao” – a close friend of “Liu Kang.” Additionally, Ian Anthony Dale (“Hawaii Five-O”) returns as the resurrected ninja “Scorpion,” and Cary Tagawa reprises the role he made famous in the first Mortal Kombat theatrical release as the powerful, arrogant sorcerer “Shang Tsung.”