New Line Cinema (which is owned by Warner Bros.) has announced that it is making a new Mortal Kombat film. Production is expected to get underway next year, with a release for 2013.

“It’s really important that we show we can bring our game properties to movies instead of just the other way around,” said Warner home entertainment President Kevin Tsujihara.

Kevin Tancharoen has been tapped to direct the film, with his partner Oren Uziel writing. He created the nine-part Web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy for about $2 million.

“The new game and the online shorts prompted us to consider a reboot of a brand we hadn’t been actively thinking about,” said New Line president Toby Emmerich.

It is expected that the new Mortal Kombat movie will be released alongside the next game, or possibly come in a combo pack with the DVD and Blu-ray.