Mortal Kombat: Legacy breathes new, never-before-imagined life into the Mortal Kombat franchise. The brainchild of auteur Kevin Tancharoen (Fame, Glee Live 3D), a lifelong fanboy, “Legacy” is Warner Brothers’ first foray into the realm of digital delivery. Distributed online in YouTube’s first-ever HD experience via online entity Machinima, “Legacy” erupted onto the scene, going viral with two million views in twenty-four hours, setting the pace on the way to over fifty-three million views to date.

The series offered cinematographic opportunities everywhere; nine episodes, each its own unique entity; six different realms and realities; six different styles. The goal was to create a product that hit the screen with theatrical cinematography of epic proportions. With the unselfish effort given by every single person involved, from special effects, camera, lighting and grip to the production assistants that keep us honest, that goal was most enthusiastically and most certainly realized.

An unbridled success, “Legacy” achieved its ultimate alternate purpose: to cement Kevin Tancharoen’s position at the helm of the new Mortal Kombat feature, due to go into production with New Line Cinema in 2012. Kongratulations, Kevin! Well-deserved indeed.