Last Year's Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, a short sizzle reel made by Fame director Kevin Tancharoen rocked the web with it's name actors; Michael Jai White, Jeri Ryan and it's dark and gritty take on the classic franchise. With the youtube release literally a day before Nether Realm was to announce their reboot of the Mortal Kombat game. He unknowingly created a massive amount of buzz not just amongst the public but amongst the higher ups of Warner Bros., the parent company of of Nether Realm.
The great buzz on this short got this new web series; Mortal Kombat: Legacy (watch it here) green-lit and on the eve of its release Warner Premiere and Machinima had us down to meet some of the show's stars and creators. Granted this 26 year old guy is already well established as a director with the remake of Fame as well as his involvement in various Mtv, dance shows and music videos. But his determination to break out of the pop music culture and into some hardcore geekdom is inspiring. Calling in a few favors and just pulling a few grand from his own pocket he created one of the most awe-inspiring fan films since Batman: Dead End. I got the chance to chat with him on how he got it done and what you can expect in the next few months of Mortal Kombat: Legacy.