Warner Bros. has announced a deal with Machinima.com to premiere and distribute the Mortal Kombat: Legacy live-action digital series directed by Kevin Tancharoen on April 13th.
Tancharoen is the man behind the wildly popular, unofficial "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth" fan short. Machinima's YouTube channel will play host to each episode of Legacy, which the Warner Bros. press release describes as "an anthology of nine live-action shorts [that] brings to life the motivation behind each character's participation in the Mortal Kombat tournament. Each episode will provide never-before-revealed insisghts into characters featured in the upcoming video game as well as the game's universe".
"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 great fit," said Allen DeBevoise, chairman and CEO of Machinima Inc. "Mortal Kombat is an epic franchise with a rich story and cahracters. We're truly excited to bring Mortal Kombat: Legacy to our community."
Here's a teaser trailer for Mortal Kombat: Legacy: