Mortal Kombat: Rebirth
I remember it like it was yesterday. Brooklyn, New York, 1992 ... I was standing in Pete's Pizza ordering a slice when from behind me I hard the words "FINISH HIM" uttered from an arcade machine. I turned to see a ninja ripping out the spine of some dude in white and then holding it up like a trophy. It had me at "hello".
Today is a great day to be a Mortal Kombat fan. Two bits of news coming in, one concerning the live action web series and the other regarding the game itself. Ready ... Fight!
Okay kids! Before you get ready to finish him, I suppose it would be wise to find out exactly who that "him" is! We've already heard about the return casting of Jeri Ryan (Sonya) and Michael Jai White (Jax), but another kombatant has joined the web series fray! From the Press Release
After seeing the promo film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth months ago, we've been stoked for another live action adaptation. When the announcement from Warner Premiere came that the man behind the awesome short, Kevin Tancharoen, would be bringing his vision to an official Mortal Kombat web series, we were elated. The good news keeps on coming!
The good folks over at Warner Premiere made official the news we told you about last week. Kevin Tancharoen, director of Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, will be delivering his unique vision of the series via the web this spring, and we have all the details you need! From the Press Release
Remember that really awesome fan film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth from a few months back? There's no denying it was more interesting than both the MK movies put together (I'm still pretending the second flick didn't happen. In fact, what second flick?), and if you were a fan of it, brother, do we have some good news for you!
The original Mortal Kombat has the dubious honor of being one of Paul W.S. Anderson's best flicks. It's sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, bears the even more dubious honor of being one of the worst video game to film adaptations out there, nearly on the same level of bad as the Street Fighter movie. There's been talk of a third one for a while now, but thanks to various pending lawsuits it's been kept at bay. Wait until you guys see this.