Kevin Harwick Tancharoen
April 23, 1984
|Relatives||Maurissa Tancharoen (sister)|
Kevin Harwick Tancharoen (born April 23, 1984) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, dancer, and choreographer. On September 29, 2011, New Line Cinema/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, although he dropped out of the project in 2013.
Tancharoen was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the brother of writer and producer Maurissa Tancharoen (and brother-in-law of Jed 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.
He made his feature film directorial debut in 2009 with the remake of the 1980 film Fame. In 2010, Tancharoen directed the short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth as a proof of concept for his vision of a new Mortal Kombat feature. 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. On September 29, 2011, New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. announced that Kevin Tancharoen had signed on to direct a new big-screen adaptation of Mortal Kombat, but he backed out of the project in October 2013. In an interview, Tancharoen told Nerd Reactor that he is still planning to direct season 3 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy.