Warner Bros. and Machinima have partnered up to premiere and distribute Mortal Kombat: Legacy, the live-action series spinning out of Director Kevin Tancharoen’s unofficial MK short, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth. The first episode of MK: Legacy will air April 12 exclusively on Machinima.com.
To celebrate this collaborative effort, Warner Premiere, the studio that produced these shorts, has released the first footage of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. You can watch it right here:
And now’s the time where we give you some official quotage from the folks that made this partnership and series possible. Take it away Allen DeBevoise and Ken Tancharoen, Chairman and CEO of Machinima, Inc. and Director/Producer/co-writer of MK: Legacy, respectively.
"With over 500 million monthly video views and 50 million monthly viewers, Machinima has the world’s most highly-engaged gaming audience, which makes this agreement with Warner Bros. such a great fit," said Allen DeBevoise, Chairman and CEO of Machinima, Inc. "Mortal Kombat is an epic franchise with a rich story and characters, we’re truly excited to bring 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' to our community. With our global scale and reach, we can now drive greater engagement and viewership than anyone for entertainment properties that fit our young, male-centric demo. Kevin’s new incarnation of the Mortal Kombat franchise is precisely the type of world-class, high-octane action content that our audience will love.”
“Machinima is the perfect entertainment destination to premiere the series,” said Kevin Tancharoen, Director, Producer and co-writer of “Mortal Kombat: Legacy.” “They have a massive audience of gamers from around the world. We worked very closely with NetherRealm Studios and Ed Boon, and we’re now putting the finishing touches on the episodes. I’m confident we’ve stayed true to the Mortal Kombat lore and am hoping the fans will be blown away by what they see.”
So get ready for April 12 on Machinima.com. The site has majors plans to lead into the series premiere with a special live event featuring Director Kevin Tancharoen. Stay tuned to Machinima.com for an announcement about specifics soon.