Is This ‘Mortal Kombat’ Short a Test for a New Feature Film?

We have some new details on this brand new short film that has exploded in popularity in just one day.
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Is This ‘Mortal Kombat’ Short a Test for a New Feature Film?

A brand new Mortal Kombat video has debuted online today with some speculating that it could be tied into a new feature film. Now Latino Review is reporting that the video is actually test footage shot for Warner Bros. to secure funding for a new, hard-R Mortal Kombat film.

The site is also reporting that the short film was directed by Kevin Tancharoen (Fame) and they also have a breakdown of who starred in the short as well. Michael Jai White played Jacks, Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, Lateef Crowder as Baraka, Ian Anthony Dale portraying Scorpion, Matt Mullins playing Johnny Cage with the fight choreography by Larnell Stovall (Undisputed III: Redemption). You can watch the full seven and a half minute short film below.


We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further details regarding a new Mortal Kombat movie as soon as we have more information.

Mortal Kombat was released in 2015.

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  • jose-ctm • 5 years ago

    Hells Yes I Cannot Wait For This Movie To Come Out. Why Cant Fighting Game Adaptions Be Like This (Street Fighter) -_-.

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    • emmytt • 5 years ago

      holy sh*t this looks great

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      • chappy422 • 5 years ago

        argh this is awesome............. watched it half a dozen times now...... please make a film of this

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        • comicbookfan • 5 years ago

          My bad lol. I guess it is spelled Sonya with a Y. Never knew that.

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          • johnjohnson7777 • 5 years ago

            Here's a link to the article where the director of the short finally spoke out about the film. He said that the mysticism would definitely be included and that Scorpion would be a bad guy. He said that he had $7500 to work with and did what he could. Damn fine job for $7500.

            http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/TheDealio/news/?a=19003

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            • dethklokx7 • 5 years ago

              if this is going to be more realistic (which is fine by me) then how will they portray raiden? all the characters look great and im ready to see some scorpion vs sub zero stuff. movie......GET OVER HERE!

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              • solarxi • 5 years ago

                I don't know what to say because this sh*t is just a vision. Can't remember what's-his-face, but he really has me pysched as a long-time fan of Mortal Kombat.

                Warner Bros. is really on a f*cking roll with films lately. Batman, Watchmen, Hangover, Matrix... Mortal Kombat will totally destroy upcoming video game flicks.

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                • messenger • 5 years ago

                  @Chappy422

                  I think they are going with a mechanical route of how he freezes things. I mean look at his mask...machinified LOL.

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                  • cripple • 5 years ago

                    That was pretty bad-ass. I would be down for a movie.

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                    • chappy422 • 5 years ago

                      it does look like they are going for a semi-realistic take, but, if you pause when they show Sub-Zero he is clearly VERY freaky looking. Just him being in it implies there must be some magic involved. to have that character and not make him capable of freezing stuff would be odd.

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                      • romero1989 • 5 years ago

                        Since when is baraka black

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                        • hurts-feelings • 5 years ago

                          I am sure I watched this short about six times myself. This is what we want. Let's just see if this is what wB does.

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                          • remy72883 • 5 years ago

                            i enjoyed this but i must confess the realism behind it with modern science i dont really know about the Franchise is a fantasy based theme and now with visual technology being what it is i think they would have a hell of alot better chance getting the film done right than they did 13 years ago

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                            • chappy422 • 5 years ago

                              i'm on board

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                              • mieko-siede • 5 years ago

                                I really like the craftiness of this a lot. Gritty...Raw edged...Hyper realism...Something to be appreciated when today's audience looks to relate to what they see. Not to say the average man is going to look at this and say, "Wow, I had an experience like this once!" lol! But they won't have to transport to another world to rationalize what they'd just seen. There's nothing like a creative talent to bring life to something otherwise unthinkable. The original Mortal Kombat movie was okay, hype when it first released; but just okay after multiple views. It stayed mostly true to the concept of the game. This take looks like the new approach still had respect for its source material, but it still retains its own style and look. Sense this was a sales pitch, I truly hope that Warner Bros. takes this and implements it into the scheme for their upcoming feature. If they really want to revamp the franchise, this would be the way to do it. Catch the eye and attention of the audience and avoid flashy gimmicks for the sake of identifying with the game. Christopher Nolan set a trend with, Batman Begins, in re-imagining classic...Telling a story that still held much respect for its original inception. Flashiness doesn't work in today's entertainment alone, the audience is far more sophisticated now. Sometimes less is more when the story is well crafted around the remaining pieces of the puzzle. I look forward to see what Warner Bros. does with this.

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                                • ev1l-spoon • 5 years ago

                                  I so want this to be made in to a full length film and keep it as we see it . could be the best computer game to movie adaptation ever.

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                                  • psychosis • 5 years ago

                                    holy sh*t finally hope this is a little taste of the movie

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                                    • thedarkknight23 • 5 years ago

                                      this is awesome

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                                      • lee7 • 5 years ago

                                        jacks (jax) is also Black Dynamite :))

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                                        • kbg32 • 5 years ago

                                          guys here's sub zero looks like:

                                          http://www.zbrushcentral.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=133717

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