Kevin Tancharoen

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Kevin Tancharoen
Kevin Tancharoen by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Tancharoen at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
Born Kevin Harwick Tancharoen
(1984-04-23) April 23, 1984 (age 30)
Los Angeles
Years active 2004-present
Relatives Maurissa Tancharoen (sister)

Kevin Harwick Tancharoen[1] (born April 23, 1984)[1] is an American dancer, choreographer, television producer and film director. On September 29, 2011 New Line/Warner Bros announced that Tancharoen would be helming a big-screen adaptation of Mortal Kombat after he created the successful web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy,[2] although he dropped out of the project in 2013.

Life and career[edit]

Tancharoen was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the brother of Maurissa Tancharoen (frequent collaborator and sister-in-law of Joss Whedon) and the son of Tommy Tancharoen.

He is known for being a choreographer for Madonna, directing Britney Spears' "The Onyx Hotel Tour", and co-creating DanceLife on MTV.[3]

He made his feature film directorial debut in 2009 with the remake of the 1980 film Fame.[4] In 2010, Tancharoen directed the short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth as a proof of concept for his vision of a new Mortal Kombat feature.[5][6] From that, he directed and produced the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series.

In 2011, Tancharoen directed Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, a 3D concert film of the Glee Live! In Concert! tour based on the musical TV series.[7] On September 29, 2011 New Line/Warner Bros announced that Kevin Tancharoen had signed on to direct a new big-screen adaptation of Mortal Kombat.,[2] but he backed out of the project in October 2013.[8] In an interview, Tancharoen told Nerd Reactor that he is still planning to direct season 3 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
  2. ^ a b http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=82709
  3. ^ "Kevin Tancharoen Exclusive Interview – FAME". Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  4. ^ Here's the Skinny on that 'Mortal Kombat' Short Film!
  5. ^ Mortal Kombat crime short could go feature-length
  6. ^ Meet The Face Of The New MORTAL KOMBAT!
  7. ^ McClintock, Pamela (May 4, 2011). "Fox to Release 3D 'Glee' Concert Film in Theaters". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Kevin Tancharoen Departs Mortal Kombat". October 25, 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Gable 5 premieres, plus interview with director Kevin Tancharoen and the future of Mortal Kombat Legacy". Nerd Reactor. March 27, 2014. Archived from the original on March 27, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 

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