Kevin Tancharoen may have abstained from his former prospects as the hopeful director of a once-promised live action Mortal Kombat feature film, but his filmmaking days are clearly far from over as he has since moved forward with other creative ideas at his disposal. As such, we are now accommodated with Tancharoen‘s s brand new shortfilm, The Gable 5, which sees Dollhouse star and TV genre icon, actress Eliza Dushku as the unwitting subject of a government-sanctioned off-the-books experiment to find a way to end mankind’s capacity for war.
Dushku expressed her excitement for the project in a recent interview with Crave Online, stating, in part, the following: “I loved this idea of deconstructing science and psychology to change current and future humanity. It’s something that we attempted — and were limited in doing — with ‘Dollhouse.’ It’s in the same vein and we of course, jam packed it full of asskicking.”. Tentatively, The Gable 5 is a standalone pilot for a potential webseries that could happen if things look up. It’s a far cry from Tancharoen‘s previous area of focus, but it looks just as impressive and entertaining. And considering that Tancharoen also co-wrote this particular pilot, The Gable 5 represents a further amplification of him as a very strong writer on top of being a stellar director.
Mortal Kombat needs him badly. That’s just my opinion.
In the meantime, watch some magic happen in The Gable 5 right now, courtesy of Machinima Prime. James Morrison and Steve Harris also star, with action sequences designed by Larnell Stovall.
In a remote location, a secret facility exists unlike anything the world has ever seen. Run by Dr. Conrad Gable, a renowned neurologist, the facility is years ahead of it’s time when it comes to the technology it’s using to research the human body. With an unlimited budget backed by a classified department of the government, Dr. Gable’s motives appear to be for the greater good of humanity. – The chance to create a drug so powerful it could be used to win every battle, every war, with no casualties.
Now all he needs are, 5 test subjects…