Footage shows what appears to be Mortal Kombat film [UPDATE]

Tuesday, 8th June 2010 19:27 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Update: According to a tweet from RZA (Robert Fitzgerald Diggs) from Wu-Tang Clan, the director is Kevin Tancharoen, and it should “bring back Mortal Kombat”. Word. (thanks, Mike)

Original: Some footage has surfaced that looks to be either a new film for Mortal Kombat or a live-action trailer for Mortal Kombat 9.

We’re unsure at this point, but we’re inclined to believe it’s for the film revamp Warner’s been aiming for, especially when it shows Jeri Ryan herself as Sonya Blade.

Then again, maybe not.

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been hinting around a lot lately about the next game in the series and how “M” rated it will be.

If this video ties into it in anyway, “M” is what everyone’s gonna get.

We looked over on IMDB to see if we could find anything pertaining to a new Mortal Kombat film and found that one was set for release for around 2013 but that it still may be on hold due to Threshold Entertainment’s breach of contract lawsuit.

Even so, it looks like plenty had been accomplished despite the lawsuit if it is indeed a movie.

We’ll send out a mail and see if this is the film or a live-action trailer for MK9, which seems to be all the rage these days.

It’s worth noting though that the film does not appear in Ryan’s resume on IMDB nor Michael Jai White’s for that matter.

So, it very well could be just a live-action trailer.

Via Kotaku.



  1. mathare92

    well if it is a live-action trailer, it’s probably the best produced one I’ve seen…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Fantastic trailer if you ask me.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Superfrog

    @1: QFT. Production values (in that case the fight coreography and filming/effects) are just too high for a game-related live-action clip.

    Anyway, looks great!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Holy fucking crazy drunk Jesus raping a Playstation 360 with 3D motion, WTF was that? What did I just watch?
    Seriously, MK reboot? Movie? Holy hell, that looks both awesome and terrible at the same time. Where is MK’s fantasy?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    “Holy fucking crazy drunk Jesus raping a Playstation 360 with 3D motion, WTF was that?”

    :D :D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Remember Warner owns this now…

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Dimacorgan

    This is SO awesome!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Freek

    That’s not how you trailer a film, but it does fitt in with the recent high productiuon value short movies games like to throw out to gain hype.
    First started by halo 3.

    And was the soundtrack from the Resident Evil movies?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Madlink

    That was pretty cool. If it does turn out to be a movie, count me in!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. The_Red

    @ Freek
    That’s part of my problem. That’s Halo! Freaking multi-billion dollar selling Halo.
    This is Mortal Kombat, a series that most people had forgotten about and only a few die-hard fans like myself still loved and enjoyed modern MK games (Excluding the stupid MK vs DC).

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @ Yeah, that was the only cheap part. Music was taken from Resident Evil movies.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    I just watched the full thing. That’s *fucking* awesome.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Freek

    It’s Warner Bros, they want to bring back a once giant franchise.
    It is verry well made, but nothing budget blowing. No wire work or massive CG effects scenes.

    Everybody is doing it, even Ghost Recon, wich isn’t a mega franchise either.

    And full blown films do not come falling out of thin air. If they were making a Mortal Kombat film, it would be known, it would have been teased, we would know who’s staring, directing and writting it, long before any trailer would be shown.
    And it would be a real trailer, not a short story like this that is basicly a set up for a new game.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. V_Ben

    Good Grief. that is a fantastic way of getting people excited :D

    #14 5 years ago
  15. xino

    looking forward to it!

    the game seriously needs a reboot, everything is getting out of hand.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Boris Fett

    Holy. Fuck.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. FlyBoogy

    this is just awsome ! not like the fear3 fail live action shit

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Mike W

    This might be the direction the series needed to make a comeback.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Dimacorgan

    @17 amen man… that trailer is SUCH A LET DOWN… F3AR SUCK5!

    #19 5 years ago
  20. The_Red

    @ Freek
    Good call on Future Soldier. That was really impressive too. I didn’t like FEAR3 live action trailers but it seems WB is serious about MK and this vid is rather nice.
    I’ll seriously miss MK’s fantasy elements and old versions of Reptile and Baraka if this is indeed the MK reboot.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. distraet

    I need to change my pants now.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. The_Red

    Thanks for the update VG247. Always the best and the fastest… now counting seconds until they release the screen shots.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    I’m calling this a fake. No way this is real. Its a prank. Has to be right?

    #23 5 years ago
  24. revolting

    HOLY. CRAP. That was completely unexpectly, illogically, unfathomably AWESOME.

    I’m not sure what is more surprising… that anyone would think making a new MK movie would be a good idea after the previous travesties, or that someone would make one anyway and manage to make it that fantastic. I’d love this to be a movie.

    I’m leaning towards the “live action teaser for new reboot game” theory, though. Purely because I think the net would have heard about this before if it were an actual movie and was far enough along in production to release that teaser.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Dralen

    That was totally Kickass!! That has hyped the shit out of whatever is coming for me.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. The Hindle

    That looks awesome.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. SplatteredHouse

    Holy shit that was incredible! I cannot wait to see what comes next about this! :O

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Amored

    Not sure whether this is suppose to be a movie or just some awesome promotion for the next game. I think it could be the latter.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Superfrog

    According to this it’s for the movie. ;)

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Tomo

    Agreed. It was superawesomewin.

    Johnny Cage getting nailed though?! Buhhhhh!

    #30 5 years ago
  31. AHA-Lambda

    woah! I’m not even an MK fan and that looked really good :)

    If this movie were to raise the bar for game movies like arkham asylum did for licenced IP we might actually get some good movies for a change ;)

    #31 5 years ago
  32. frostquake

    This is a Promo for the next season of RuPaul’s Drag Race!

    Edit: What the heck is these Word Press Errors..asking for Sign In and Password????

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Blerk

    Ha, that was surprisingly alright! And I’m absolutely in the ‘Mortal Kombat was/is/has always been shit’ camp. :-D

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Raining_Upwards

    Holy shit what world did I wake up in!

    #34 5 years ago
  35. mington
    “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…! ;-)”

    #35 5 years ago

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