After the Mortal Kombat: Digital Series comes a new movie... or at least according to Mortal Kombat: Rebirth's and Mortal Kombat: Digital Series' actor Michael Jay White. In the #86th BAGGED & BOARDED podcast, entitled Babar Dynamite, Math Cohen and Brendan Creecy had the chance to talk to Michael Jay White and ask him about the upcoming Mortal Kombat Digital Series. Among some other things, he had the following thing to say:
41:40 [Michael Jai White]: ... We are going to do some short films, right before with do the major film...
Keep in mind that this alone, does not officially confirm the next movie, but it is always nice to hear that probably something is happening.
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IGN has published a new Mortal Kombat (2011) video, called "Brutal X-Ray Action Highlights". It shows the development process of the X-Ray feature of the game with a lot of behind the scenes footage. The video also reveals new characters and shows previously revealed characters in action. The newly officially confirmed characters are Liu Kang, Stryker and Baraka (no gameplay footage of this one, just a concept art). You will also see Goro and Ermac perform X-Ray moves for the first time. Here are some images:
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It is once again Monday and you all know what this means. It is Mortal Monday and a whole bunch of Mortal Kombat updates is on its way.
Netherrealm Studios has just provided us with characters' art work for both Cyrax and Sektor, two versions of the game's official logo and a photo of Goro's animatronic head from the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie, that Netherrealm Studios was able to purchase recently:
In addition to all this Mortal Kombat: The Web Series (this is not the title, just what we here are calling it until it gets an official name) has been officially announced with a press release:
“MORTAL KOMBAT” LIVE-ACTION DIGITAL SERIES
Directed by Kevin Tancharoen (“Fame, “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth”) Shooting To Take Place in Vancouver this February
One of the Most Successful Videogame Franchises Becomes an Action-Packed Digital Series Set to Debut This Spring through Online Digital Retailers Taking Fans Deep Into Background of Characters Such as Liu Kang and Johnny Cage
BURBANK, CALIF., January 24, 2011 – Warner Premiere today announced development of a live-action digital series based on the best-selling Mortal Kombat videogame franchise. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen, known for his popular unofficial fan short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth which garnered over 10 million views online, and in conjunction with the upcoming Mortal Kombat videogame, this action-packed, digital series will take gamers deep into the history of warriors they know and love such as Scorpion, Johnny Cage and Liu Kang. Shooting for the digital series will take place in Vancouver starting in early February.
Mortal Kombat is one of the most celebrated videogame franchises of all time. Since its debut in 1992, it has spawned four arcade games, 10 console-based videogame titles, two movies (Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation), two televisions series (Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm and Mortal Kombat: Conquest) and an animated prequel Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins. Additionally, a new Mortal Kombat game will be coming out April 19, 2011 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Available this spring through online digital retailers from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, the Mortal Kombat digital series is an anthology of multiple live action shorts, each providing never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game’s universe. Additional details, including casting, will be announced in the coming weeks.
The latest iteration of the award-winning videogame, Mortal Kombat, marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and a deep story mode. Mortal Kombat is being developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.
About Warner Premiere
Warner Premiere, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, specializes in the development and production of both features and digital content for home entertainment platforms. Past projects include Another Cinderella Story, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Batman: Under the Red Hood, as well as the digital series Watchmen Motion Comics. Warner Premiere is at the creative forefront in the made-for-home entertainment marketplace, producing properties that exemplify the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.
About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) oversees the electronic distribution of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s content through Video-On-Demand, Pay-Per-View, Electronic Sell-Through and Subscription Video-On-Demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBDD also distributes content through third party digital retailers and licensees. A worldwide industry leader since its inception, WBDD also manages the Studio’s E-commerce sites that include WBShop.com and WarnerArchive.com. Twitter: @WBDigitalDist
About NetherRealm Studios
NetherRealm Studios, wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a leader in the development of interactive entertainment as the creator of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat has spawned two theatrical films, multiple television series, and has sold over 28 million games to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois the award-winning NetherRealm team has been working and creating games together since 1992. Additional information about NetherRealm Studios can be found at http://www.netherrealm.com
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
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Mortal Kombat, the dragon logo, and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Netherrealm Studios has just provided us with great new media and information for this Fatality Friday. With a press release, the studio officially announced the release date of the game, the final box art and the Mileena gameplay trailer:
Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios bring fans an action-packed Mortal Kombat video featuring new footage of the infamous unhinged clone Mileena and what happens when she finds a new “playmate” to tear apart. In addition to the brand-new video, revealed today is the game’s official box art and release date of April 19th 2011.
Mortal Kombat is the most brutal installment of the landmark fighting game to date is set for release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system. The game is being developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.
Click on the image below to get access to the Mileena Gameplay trailer:
Bloody Disgusting has reported that the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film is going to become a 10-episode Web-Series. Filming should begin next month. From the news:
So much for the proposed Mortal Kombat remake that Warner Bros. Pictures had hoped to get off the ground. Still, fans of the bloody battle are in for a treat as Bloody Disgusting learned that director Kevin Tancharoen - who directed the awesome online short - will return behind the camera for a 10-episode web series dedicated to the popular video game. Penned by Tancharoen, Todd Helbing, and Aaron Helbing, star Michael Jai White leads the cast as "Major Jackson 'Jax' Briggs. Shooting will take place in Vancouver this coming February. Contested expected to be cast are: Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Durak, Kabal, Kitana/Mileena and of course Scorpion. No release date is planned, and there's no word on that R-rated remake. The only plot details we could conjure up is that a few Earthlings will fight to save the planet from Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung, two Gods ruling over parallel universes, or something to that effect.
In case you haven't watched the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film, here it is:
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