Director Kevin Tancharoen is leaving the director’s chair for New Line Cinema’s upcoming “Mortal Kombat” film.
Tancharoen announced his departure via Twitter on Fridays, writing: “After 3 years of Kombat, I’ve decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success.”
The director was originally chosen to helm the reboot after releasing a fan-made live action short in 2010 titled “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.” The short landed Tancharoen a Warner Bros.-sanctioned web series, “Mortal Kombat: Legacy,” which recently aired its second season on Machinima.
With the second season of “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” already released in its entirety on Machinima, it is unclear as to whether or not Tancharoen is departing from strictly the film or the “Mortal Kombat” franchise as a whole.
However, with no news of a third season of “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” in the works and the director’s abrupt departure, it’s unlikely the web series will continue with Tancharoen steering the ship, if it returns at all.
We’ve reached out to Machinima for comment and will updated accordingly.