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Post by Dan @ 11:43am 09/06/10 | 46 Comments
As cheesy as they were, the Mortal Kombat films are still heralded among the best video-game to movie adaptations. But even though the popularity of the games has burned down to a dull flicker, it looks like there's still a few people out there who want to have another crack at bringing the great tournament back to the big screen.

A new live-action short found it's way online today and given the timing, many blogs assumed it was a teaser promo for an upcoming game. It has since been all but officially confirmed however, that the clip is actually a test-short intended to sell the idea of a "Hard-R" rated Mortal Kombat flick to Warner Bros.

According to movie-blog Latino Review:
  • The short was directed by Kevin Tancharoen, who did the remake of Fame last year. Judging from this short, Kevin is the perfect director for this movie.
  • Jacks is played by Michael Jai White. Michael played Spawn and was in Undisputed II. Michael makes a great Jacks (Jax).
  • Sonya Blade is played by Jeri Ryan, who played Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager.
  • Baraka was played by the very talented Lateef Crowder, who plays the Brazilian fighter in Undisputed III.
  • Scorpion is played by Ian Anthony Dale. Ian plays Kazuya in the upcoming big screen version of Tekken.
  • Johnny Cage was played by up and coming martial arts sensation Matt Mullins.
  • Still working on who played Reptile. Will update when I find out.
  • The fight choreography was done by Larnell Stovall. Larnell did the fight choreography for Undisputed III and is one of the best fight choreographers in the business. You want to see the fights you deserve? Then you fans should DEMAND he be the guy in one charge for this reboot.
The short is cheesy as ever, but if there's one thing that could have instantly improved the original MK movies, it's more gore and a proper adult rating.

Check out the short below or hit up our files library for the HD 720p or 1080p downloads.




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Latest Comments
Hogfather
Posted 11:49am 09/6/10
Rather than lock a thread with actual discussion already in it, can you edit and promote? Is it hard to do or something? Or lock the news item and link to the discussion thread (seen that done too).

It just makes it a bit awkward to reply to people on the topic once its locked.

No metal arms is a bit weird but looks awesome :)
Sc00bs
Posted 11:47am 09/6/10
Its about 1million times less cheesy as the last movie dan....
thermite
Posted 11:56am 09/6/10
I agree with hogfather this is an outrage

dan will ban us for a week I bet
Khel
Posted 12:03pm 09/6/10
I found it a bit cheesy when they dropped the MK names of people in there, but I guess they had to do that since it was only a short and they didn't have time to spend making the introductions more subtle. But still awesome.
greazy
Posted 12:18pm 09/6/10
GG on the lock.
Midda
Posted 12:18pm 09/6/10
Something could happen to Jax in this film, meaning that if it does well, he'll have metal arms for a sequel.

Looks pretty awesome though. It's still a bit cheesy, but in a good way. Sif show Johnny Cage being killed in the teaser though. Johnny Cage is awesome. :(
glynd
Posted 12:23pm 09/6/10
Something could happen to Jax in this film, meaning that if it does well, he'll have metal arms for a sequel.

Looks pretty awesome though. It's still a bit cheesy, but in a good way. Sif show Johnny Cage being killed in the teaser though. Johnny Cage is awesome. :(


don't worry, he'll be back for the tournament.

i srsly came buckets. this could be as awesome as the expendables.
ravn0s
Posted 12:40pm 09/6/10
this isnt an preview from the movie, just a test to see if its worth doing a reboot movie. so if they do go ahead with a film, it will probably have a diff storyline to this short film.
Crakaveli
Posted 12:53pm 09/6/10
That looked bloody awesome to be honest!
Sc00bs
Posted 02:37pm 09/6/10
f***** oath is worth doing a reboot and they should use that story...
Crash
Posted 02:43pm 09/6/10
From Jeri Ryan's twitter -
Okay, so... Mortal Kombat. It's not a game trailer. Actually was made for the director to sell WB on his vision for a reimagined MK film. More MK FAQs: I did it as a favor to a friend. No idea yet what WB's reaction to it was. And I'm not sure how you can contact WB to push them to make it. But you guys are resourceful...! ;-)
Martz
Posted 02:44pm 09/6/10
I don't remember jax having metal arms in the original movie or am i wrong? (I loved the original movie back in the day, sequel was the biggest fail though)
Sc00bs
Posted 02:54pm 09/6/10
pretty sure he did, i can recall him in a medical lab smashing s*** up with metal arms?
Sc00bs
Posted 02:55pm 09/6/10
And I'm not sure how you can contact WB to push them to make it. But you guys are resourceful...! ;-)


you guys with facebook should make a group called bring back MK! with that short movie and heaps of ppl would join. then wb would have to remake it
glynd
Posted 03:06pm 09/6/10
http://tabmok99.mortalkombatonline.com/jax_mkda_fatal_in_mk2.gif

Jax didn't get metal arms until MKIII so it makes sense that he doesn't have metal arms in the new movie.
ravn0s
Posted 03:04pm 09/6/10
he had metal arms in the second movie



last edited by ravn0s at 15:04:32 09/Jun/10
BillyHardball
Posted 03:52pm 09/6/10
F*** yeh! Looks fkn awesome. Loved the first film. I was kinda hoping the guy being questioned was going to be Kano, and thought lovingly of this:
Martz
Posted 04:24pm 09/6/10
f*** she's a sexy b****

I reckon this was the best fight in the movie:

Josh
Posted 04:55pm 09/6/10
I wish this was the real thing, I doubt Warner brothers will take it as is, if at all.

I like the reimaginings that was used in this.
DM
Posted 05:09pm 09/6/10
I doubt Warner brothers will take it as is, if at all.

The general reaction to this has been "holy f*** that is awesome" so I don't see why WB wouldn't. Unless they have come down with a sudden crippling fear of money and success
Khel
Posted 05:11pm 09/6/10
Near the end of the test/trailer/movie thing, when Scorpion is looking at the photos in the Sub-zero file, there was a quick flash of something, and I didn't quite catch what it was, so I played through it again and paused it on that part. Looks like its a picture/concept for sub-zero, and it looks pretty sweet. I print screened it and saved it, this is what it was.

MatchFixah
Posted 05:24pm 09/6/10
It's hannibal lecter.
Bah
Posted 05:55pm 09/6/10
the Mortal Kombat films are still heralded among the best video-game to movie adaptations.
FilmS?
The first one was ok, the second was retarded, and is at the bottom of the barrel of video game movies, along with uwe boll crap.
Reverend Evil
Posted 06:26pm 09/6/10
F*** yeah!

That trailer thingy looked f*****g bad-ass. Michael Jai White is perfect as Jax and iit would be awesome to see Matt Mullens on the same side as him. Even though the story is nothing like the game it still looks like it would be f*****g cool if they go down this path.
trog
Posted 07:36pm 09/6/10
Looks really good. Probably the best movie to video game thing I've ever seen.
paveway
Posted 07:49pm 09/6/10
yeah that was probably my favourite fight aswell martz

they definitely need more special moves in this next one, i know that isn't easy to do to be real but lui kang needs to be doing fire balls and s***

probably the biggest let down with the first original movie was the lack of real special moves from lui kang/sonya/johnny cage

also is that all we're going to see of johnny cage in that movie? so he's just dead from the get go?

also f*** me raiden better do something in this movie. probably the most annoying bit of the first movie that raiden did f*** all as some guide bulls***
neffo
Posted 07:55pm 09/6/10
Hey pave if they make this movie you might finally get to see what a Fatality looks like, yeah?
Khel
Posted 08:28pm 09/6/10
also is that all we're going to see of johnny cage in that movie? so he's just dead from the get go?


Like someone else said, this is just a test that the director made to get Warner Brothers interested in the concept, when/if it gets made into a full thing, none of that footage would probably even be used. At least I hope thats the case, because sif kill Johnny Cage like that.

I hope theres still a bit of a mystical angle to it, even if its grounded and gritty and gory and all the other g-words that are popular in movies these days, I hope they still have a bit of the mystical stuff, cos that kinda was a big part of MK.
The GuVna
Posted 08:29pm 09/6/10
I think the biggest challenge for the movie is to outdo the previous sountracks for the MK Films.

Or do a new mix for the old theme song. :)

Reverend Evil
Posted 08:40pm 09/6/10
It looks like they've spent a fair bit of money making that so it would be pretty disappointing for it not to happen. I really liked the dark gritty look of it. If they could get the fight scenes looking like the ones from Blood and Bone they would be onto something special.
paveway
Posted 08:45pm 09/6/10
haha f*** yeah that theme song was awesome from the first one
MatchFixah
Posted 08:58pm 09/6/10
I thought Jax's briefing to scorpion at the start was as cheesy my d*** cheese.

Didn't bother me too much though.
Reverend Evil
Posted 09:05pm 09/6/10
This is why M ichael Jai White should play Jax...

Midda
Posted 09:15pm 09/6/10
How was that at all cheesy?

As mentioned, the way Jax introduced each of the characters was pretty cheesy. I imagine in the actual film (provided it actually gets made), they won't just be like "this guys codename is such-and-such." They need proper introductions.
taggs
Posted 09:16pm 09/6/10
aha, no way!

that dude in rev's vid with the massive beard is kimbo slice!
MatchFixah
Posted 09:48pm 09/6/10
No s*** sherlock.

He gets his ass kicked, just like in real life MMA.
DM
Posted 09:54pm 09/6/10
Everytime I see that B&B fight clip I can't help but notice THE F*****G FART AT 4:07
MatchFixah
Posted 09:59pm 09/6/10
lol DM.

I specifically skipped to 4:07 and low and behold the BVVVVVVVTTTT ahaha
taggs
Posted 10:01pm 09/6/10
No s*** sherlock.

He gets his ass kicked, just like in real life MMA.


chill out, sweetheart. was just pointing it out for the people who didn't know.

also 4-2 ain't so bad for someone who started without much serious mma training but he isn't exactly ufc material as history has shown. there are definitely better heavyweights around, can't wait until brock comes back!
trog
Posted 10:35pm 09/6/10
Yeh Jax briefing was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay OTT.
MatchFixah
Posted 10:45pm 09/6/10
Man i'm really getting out of touch with my acronyms..OTT?
glynd
Posted 10:47pm 09/6/10
Man i'm really getting out of touch with my acronyms..OTT?


over the top is my guess.
Damo
Posted 07:26am 10/6/10
Hot damn!!

That trailer was awesome. As people have the darker grittier looks suits it so well.

I didn't think the trailer was cheesey at all, intro couldn't have been different for each character rather just say code names. Makeup looks mad as did fight scenes.

I was thinking Johnny cage was gonna do his super kick when he took a puff of that pipe..
thermite
Posted 07:29am 10/6/10
MatchFixah
Posted 01:04pm 10/6/10
I don't think that's real, looks photoshopped.
fpot
Posted 01:05pm 10/6/10
Fighting games suck (>>>>>>>IMO<<<<<<<<) but I wouldn't mind playing that Fight Club one, mainly because you can be Lou. I'm f*****g Lou.
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