Obligatory Viral Video Post: Mortal Kombat Rebirth

By Internet standards, this news is a couple of days old, so by now it’s practically ancient history. However, that hasn’t stopped people from talking incessantly about this brand new Mortal Kombat short film that made its debut on the tubes and swelled to mythical proportions in just hours.

Here’s the rundown: it’s a gritty, well made depiction of the Mortal Kombat universe with some excellent production values behind it. No, it’s not a trailer for a new game, nor a trailer for a new movie. It is, however, a brief proof-of-concept that director Kevin Tancharoen made to pitch to Warner Bros., in the hopes of getting a new movie produced.

While I’m not quite as enthralled as the rest of the Web seems to be over this, it’s still pretty damn entertaining, and would make a great opening to a potential new Mortal Kombat film. If this guy gets picked to bring the next one of these to life, then sign me up.

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4 thoughts on “Obligatory Viral Video Post: Mortal Kombat Rebirth”

  1. Wow! I actually got some shivers at the end. I’ve always played as scorpion when I was a kid, this makes me really happy. Very well done.

  2. I could be convinced to see a full length movie like this. I like the idea of killing off some of the old characters, though. The MK series could definitely stand to trim some fat from the roster.

  3. probably the best thing since sliced bread. I had always imagined that the mortal kombat universe was like this rather than the previous movies.

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