The first feature film based on legendary fighting game Mortal Kombat made its way to the silver screen around the world back in 1995, met with mixed reviews, but still manged to become a cult hit. Ever since then, most video game to movie crossovers have fallen by the wayside in terms of creativity and staying true to the games’ they’re portraying. With a rebooted Mortal Kombat film on the way sometime in the future, one major detail has come to the attention of fans, the main character will be an all-powerful supermarket clerk, wait what!
According to a Bloody Disgusting, who got in contact with director Kevin Tancharoen, the main character for the upcoming film is rumored to be nothing more than a normal everyday supermarket assistant. From my days of playing Mortal Kombat like it was my last day on earth, I don’t remember playing as any character whose job is to restock shelves and clean floors. This obviously means a new storyline, which could also mean a new trilogy. Bloody Disgusting reported:
The live-action reboot will follow a lowly unlucky supermarket employee who discovers that he has out of this world powers and must decide between good and evil, even though the evil side has helped him discover his true potential and who he really is.
Tancharoen helmed the recent Mortal Kombat Legacy Webisodes which caused a buzz that handed him the directors chair for the feature film, if it is around the same lines as the webisodes, then we are certainly in for a treat. Let’s hope the promise of extra money and resources don’t give him Micheal Bay syndrome.