Tomorrow, April 19, Mortal Kombat the video game (which is nothing short of amazing; look for a review soon) will be hitting store shelves, but the franchise has already hit new heights on the web!
Variety is reporting that thanks to an amazing 5 million views of “Mortal Kombat: Legacy,” the first episode in a 10-part web series, Warner Bros. is hoping the popularity will lead to a new feature film that will hopefully kill it in theatres.
“Now the studio hopes the edgy new series and grittier game, developed by NetherRealm Studios and led by “Mortal Kombat”-creator and creative director Ed Boon, will eventually lead to a big screen adaptation and relaunch a film franchise whose last outing was New Line’s cartoony “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation” in 1997,” reports the industry staple.
Within two days of its bow on April 12, the first installment of web series “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” had already been viewed more than 3.6 million times and had become the most viewed YouTube video in Australia, U.K., Russia and Sweden at the time. Through Saturday, the webisode had crossed the 5 million mark, based on 3.4 million uniques, on Machinima.com’s YouTube channel, which is exclusively rolling out the series.
Look for more soon including the skinny on the official Mortal Kombat: Legacy Blu-ray and DVD!
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