‘Mortal Kombat Rebirth’ Test Video

Posted June 8th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

A video related to the game Mortal Kombat posted under the account name ‘MortalKombatRebirth’, found it’s way onto Youtube earlier today. At first glance you really can’t tell if this is a trailer for a movie, or a teaser for an upcoming video game. Later, Latinoreview.com confirmed it was a test video shot for Warner Brothers to get funding for a new Mortal Kombat film. There are some familiar faces in the clip, and Latinoreview.com has the breakdown:

  • 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.

From this video alone I’m excited about the idea for this movie. I’ve always been a fan of the game and loathed the previous films as I felt it didn’t do the game any justice. This seems like it will be a bit more dark and adult oriented. I like the idea of guys like ‘Reptile’ and ‘Baraka’ being somewhat human. Hopefully some more details get released soon.