If you're any kind of fan of Mortal Kombat, then you definitely saw the original short film made by director Kevin Tancharoen, released towards the end of Summer 2010. But if you're either not an MK fan or just have been an MK fan that's been living under a rock until now, here's what fans have been drooling over.
This video went viral in a matter of hours, and MK fans have been wanting a full-length motion picture done in this style ever since. After seeing that trailer, you can't really blame 'em, now can you? Black Dynamite as Jax and Jeri Ryan as Sonya? Plus, a couple of rewritten origin stories (Baraka and Reptile), something new for a change; after that, I'm definitely sold.
In an update, Jeri Ryan had said that
- The short film was made a a pitch to Warner Bros. for a re-imagined MK film.
- She only acted in this as a favor to a friend. She wasn't planning on playing Sonya if it was ever picked up.
Well, somebody was listening, and they definitely liked what they saw; however, a full-length feature film wasn't in the cards. According to Bloody Disgusting, instead of just having one single movie in theatres, it has been decided that this style of Mortal Kombat (which has since been renamed from MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH to MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY) will be released as a web series.
In the past week alone, two trailers were released:
- ...a teaser trailer...
- ...and a debut trailer...
Now, starting today, the series of MK: LEGACY has started their release in episodes. For your viewing pleasure, here is Episode 1
(featuring 2 more kombatants: Kano and Lt. Kurtis Stryker):
...see you later when Part 2 is released!
story via Mortal Kombat on Facebook
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