News: Mortal Kombat movie pitch

June 14, 2010

-Warning: The actual video in discussion is quite dark and gritty and is not recommended for young eyes. If you choose to watch it, be aware that there’s some violence and blood, and one morgue scene briefly pans over a female cadaver. Not for the faint of heart.-

This 8-minute live-action clip hit the internet like a freight train last week. Mortal Kombat fans couldn’t decide what to do with it. Was this a ridiculously violent and gritty trailer for an upcoming videogame reboot? – Most seemed to think so. Until Jeri Ryan of Star Trek: Voyager fame wrote this on her Twitter account.

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, 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…! 😉

Though I’ve never been a tremendous fan of the games, I’m definitely a fan of a Mortal Kombat movie with this style. The 90’s tried the campy approach and that was fun in its own way. Bring on the Sin City version of Mortal Kombat, I’m all for it. I like the possibility of casting Jeri Ryan as Sonya, she displayed quite a bit of martial arts competence as Seven-of-Nine in Voyager. The only thing I’m unsure of is making Scorpion the main character. Can he really carry the film? Or will the dialog be peppered with “Get over here!”


2 Responses to “News: Mortal Kombat movie pitch”

  1. Nate Says:

    I like the video a lot.

    Can they turn it into a good movie? Possibly, but I’m not holding my breath.

  2. Isaac Says:

    I’m really curious as to how they’re going to handle the magic/superhuman abilities. They set up a very “realistic” approach for Reptile and Baraka, what about Scorpion and Subzero? Perhaps Scorpion will use some sort of bladed ninja weapon instead of literally have it come out of his hand.

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