Michael Jai White starred as the title character, and also co-wrote the screenplay with Byron Minns and director Scott Sanders. It isn't known if there is a script in place, or if Scott Sanders will return to the helm.
No plot specifics were given, although the actor-writer is toying with the idea of setting this sequel in the 1980s. The actor-writer is also developing Black Dynamite: The Animated Series for Adult Swim.Read More
Actor Michael Jai White is no stranger to action, both off and on camera. An accomplished martial artist with black belts in seven disciplines, Michael Jai White has displayed his action chops in Black Dynamite, The Dark Knight, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and much more. The actor puts his skills to the test in Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown, which was just released on DVD September 13, and also serves as Michael Jai White's directorial debut.
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown is currently available on DVD shelves everywhere.Read More
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown comes to DVD September 13th. We have five clips and a trailer for this hard-hitting sequel from director Michael Jai White, which you can check out below.
Behind closed doors of a seemingly normal college, the ultimate showdown in underground MMA fighting is being planned. Ex-MMA rising star Case Walker (Michael Jai White) trains four college-age fighters, each with their own individual obstacles. Case will instruct them to master the most mind-blowing fighting techniques and go head to head in the most punishing competition ever devised: The Beatdown.Read More
Back in June, a surprising new short called Mortal Kombat: Rebirth hit the Internet and exploded in popularity almost instantly. The short was a 'proof of concept' project by director Kevin Tancharoen (Fame), to display his vision for a new movie based off this popular video game series. While a movie version may be a ways off, that short led into the new web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, which debuted its first episode on Machinima.com.
Among the cast featured in that original short was Michael Jai White, who plays Jackson "Jax" Briggs, and Jeri Ryan, who plays Sonya Blade, both of whom have returned for Mortal Kombat: Legacy. We had a chance to sit down with both actors, along with director Kevin Tancharoen and the creator of the video game that started it all, Ed Boon. Take a look at our video interviews for Mortal Kombat: Legacy below.Read More
The second episode of the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series has debuted online. Click on the video player below to watch the latest episode of director Kevin Tancharoen's series, which stars Michael Jai White as Jackson "Jax" Briggs, Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, and Darren Shahlavi as Kano.
Be sure to tune in next Monday night at midnight for the next episode of Mortal Kombat: Legacy.Read More
The first clip has just arrived for the upcoming web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, which will debut on April 12 at Machinima.com. Take a look at the first clip below, which features Michael Jai White as Jax and Darren Shahlavi as Kano. You can also take a look at the full press release regarding Mortal Kombat: Legacy's online debut below the clip.
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Machinima.com today announced they have signed an agreement to premiere and distribute the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat: Legacy live action digital series produced by Warner Premiere. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen (Fame), and starring Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager) as "Sonya Blade," Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight) as "Major Jackson 'Jax' Briggs" and Darren Shahlavi (300) as "Kano," this series will take gamers deep into the history of the warriors they know and love.Read More
Director Kevin Tancharoen is currently on the Vancouver set of his upcoming webseries Mortal Kombat, where he continues to offer a sneak peak at this video game adaptation via his personal Twitter page. Today, Kevin Tancharoen gives us Michael Jai White as Jax, a bloody spine, and a mystery man whose identity will be revealed at a later date. You can check out the images below.Read More
Kevin Tancharoen who directed and produced the popular, unofficial "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth" fan short that garnered over 10 million views worldwide, is bringing the same immersive directing style to this live-action digital new media series. Fans will be able to delve deep into the history of the warriors they know and love including "Sub-Zero" and "Scorpion." Shooting for Mortal Kombat is currently underway in Vancouver.
Mortal Kombat is one of the most celebrated videogame franchises of all time. Since its debut in 1992, it has spawned four arcade games, multiple console-based videogame titles, two movies (Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation), two television series and an animated prequel. Additionally, a new "Mortal Kombat" video game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. will be available April 19, 2011 on the PlayStationۏ computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.Read More