In two days, this video showing director Kevin Tancharoen's vision for a reboot of the Mortal Kombat film franchise has garnered more than 1 million views. Why?
Well, for one thing it offers a unique take on the Mortal Kombat mythos. By toning down the hokey magic and mystical elements from the game's mythology and instead treating its outlandish characters as if they were Batman villains (you can't tell me the cannibalistic Reptile in this video is not inspried by Batman's KILLER CROC), this vision for a new Mortal Kombat is still pretty hokey but in a good gory way. If this were a real movie, I would see it opening day.
But for now, it remains only a very professional fan video. If the online response is any indication, I hope Hollywood looks at this seriously and gives Tancharoen a call. This might just be what Mortal Kombat needs.
Check out an exclusive interview with Tancharoen over @ Collider.com to find out more about the production of this short.