Is this the reboot of Mortal Kombat?

 

 
 
Now, the Mortal Kombat series have been hitting a slump lately. Armageddon was the last game to come out of the main series and it was met with mixed results. Mortal Kombat vs DC was the last game to come out of the franchise and it took an interesting take of the series. Critics gave it pretty good reviews, but a lot of fans were disappointed in it, mainly because of the T rating and the lack of real fatalities. Plus, sales were pretty average. Personally, I liked the game mostly because of the fighting mechanic (and I wanted to kick Superman's ass).
 
In film news, Mortal Kombat movie series has been through hell. After the disaster of Annihilation (which is probably the worst fighting video game movie adaptation of all time), no one knew if a third movie would see the sight of day. Recently Warner Bros. announced that the next movie would be a reboot of the series.
 
This trailer shows a very different take of the series, possibly going back to their roots a little. It looks more mature, more violent, more modernized. more....realistic approach. It even got Hollywood stars in it such as Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan in it. That's got to be a sign for something, or it could be a very expensive fan made project.
 
E3 is around the corner so it could be a teaser of the video game. It could be a teaser for the movie in a way. It could be both, or an expensive fan made project. Thoughts?
 
Edit: I found some new info about this from twitchfilm.com and latinoreview.com saying that THIS has nothing to do with the new video game thats coming out.
 
http://twitchfilm.net/news/2010/06/michael-jai-white-does-mortal-kombat.php 
http://www.latinoreview.com/news/mortal-kombat-fans-this-is-the-hard-r-mk-movie-you-ve-been-waiting-for-10164
 
Edit: Some of the cast in the teaser:
 
  • Jacks : Michael Jai White 
  • Sonya Blade: Jeri Ryan 
  • Baraka: Lateef Crowder
  • Scorpion: Ian Anthony Dale 
  • Johnny Cage: Matt Mullins 

 
44 Comments
44 Comments
Posted by King Saturn
looks pretty cool
Posted by Yaujtapool

This looks amazing, perhaps im overreacting but im really excited now .

Posted by killermike

looks like it has potential

Posted by King Saturn
Michael Jai White is one of my favorite actors... love his stuff
Edited by cascadeking09

I like the way they explain y they look and do what they do.

Posted by King Saturn
this film could be impressive
Posted by Duo_forbidden

It is an interesting teaser. Its like a dark, sadistic approach to the series with serial killers and psychos instead of magic and other realms lol.

Posted by Stamps

love it.

Posted by cascadeking09

I hope it is a movie.

Posted by Yaujtapool

Im excited for Scorpion and Sub-Zero .

Posted by King Saturn
@Yaujtapool said:
" Im excited for Scorpion and Sub-Zero . "
yes indeed... finally Mortal Kombat is doing some sh!t right for a change... lol 
Posted by Yaujtapool
@King Saturn said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
" Im excited for Scorpion and Sub-Zero . "
yes indeed... finally Mortal Kombat is doing some sh!t right for a change... lol  "
Yeah lol, maybe they can make a decent movie this time it certainly looks promising..
Posted by cascadeking09

I heard a long time ago that they were suposed to reboot it and make an origin movie about sub-zero and scorpion I just can figure out if this is it or something else.

Posted by King Saturn
@Yaujtapool said:
" @King Saturn said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
" Im excited for Scorpion and Sub-Zero . "
yes indeed... finally Mortal Kombat is doing some sh!t right for a change... lol  "
Yeah lol, maybe they can make a decent movie this time it certainly looks promising.. "
mhmmmmm
Posted by Aronmorales

Hmm, cool idea, but I'm not sure if I'm ready for any re-boots going in that direction; feels to...
Batman", if that is even a descriptive term...

Edited by Duo_forbidden
@cascadeking09: 
 
I heard that as well. I heard they were trying to get back most of the cast that were in the first two movies for that project.
Posted by NightFang

Look's pretty cool.

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Posted by Duo_forbidden

I update my blog with a little bit of new info.

Posted by PrinceIMC

So they're taking the mysticism out? I dunno if I like that.

Posted by cascadeking09
@Duo_forbidden said:
" @cascadeking09:   I heard that as well. I heard they were trying to get back most of the cast that were in the first two movies for that project. "
 No, that was mortal kombat devastation. They were doing that b4 they decided to start over.
Posted by NightFang
@Duo_forbidden: Maybe you should send this teaser to G-man, that why he can post it on the news forums and more people can see it.  
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Posted by Sparda

This is how you make me interested in Mortal Kombat again. Have the cheese equal the awesome, and not have the cheese outnumber the awesome by 1000:1.

Posted by Bio Guyver

Looks serious.

Posted by Yaujtapool
@NightFang said:
" @Duo_forbidden: Maybe you should send this teaser to G-man, that why he can post it on the news forums and more people can see it.   "
Yeah spread the good news .
Edited by MKF30

Awesome video saw this few hours ago, was going to post but had to work a little before I left saw this....I think this is badass personally and MK looks even darker if they really want to...just imagine, if they reboot the movie like this(MK will be R rated easily...lol) but I'm thinking they'll make it PG13 due to the kiddy poos....MK is targeted towards the older crowd anyway but whatever. 
 
I think this is a hint, teaser of MK9 game we'll probably hear more about it via Ed Boon...and MK team, new MK reboot looks hot. 
 
There were rumors that MK would go 2D again like UMK3(god I hope so) if they do MK will be on top again no doubt but we'll see... 
 
As far as the movies, honestly only the second one sucked...first movie was badass but could have been "darker" still the best video game movie easily the first one I mean and Silent Hill wasn't bad either. 
 
Anywho, for the 3rd movie they're supposed to get Linden Ashby again to play Johnny Cage, Lambert back as Raiden and Robin Shoe for Liu Kang...and Chris Cassamassa(guy who played Scorpion in MK one movie and MKC series) back as Scorpion, that's all I heard so far. Let's hope ;)

Posted by Cherry Bomb

Jeri Ryan ... whatta babe!
Seriously, she's so badass. I am actually in love with her.

Posted by biggkeem89

It may not follow the crazy "war between mystic realms" story of the games, but this looks incredible. Hope its real and its good

Posted by Yaujtapool
@biggkeem89 said:
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It may not follow the crazy "war between mystic realms" story of the games, but this looks incredible. Hope its real and its good

"
By the looks of the trailer i dont think it will have any mystical properties and will take place in a more gritty and realistic environment.
Posted by Duo_forbidden
@cascadeking09 said:
" @Duo_forbidden said:
" @cascadeking09:   I heard that as well. I heard they were trying to get back most of the cast that were in the first two movies for that project. "
 No, that was mortal kombat devastation. They were doing that b4 they decided to start over. "
Ah, I thought there was another one besides devastation.
Posted by NightFang
@Cherry Bomb said:
" Jeri Ryan ... whatta babe! Seriously, she's so badass. I am actually in love with her. "
             Hopefully well see her fighting in the movie too.
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Posted by reaper2923

Not liking the new Subzero and no this is the new mortal kombat 
  

  
Posted by Sparda

Expanding on my last post, E3 is like, a week away so I think the most obvious conclusion here is that this is a tease for the style of the new game in the series, which I'm definitely down with.
 
Or a movie. Which I can also be down with.

Posted by exodus0000000

Lookin pretty good.  I must say that this is an extreme reboot though.  Looks better than that damn Tekken movie. 

Posted by Cherry Bomb
@NightFang said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" Jeri Ryan ... whatta babe! Seriously, she's so badass. I am actually in love with her. "
             Hopefully well see her fighting in the movie too. "
Definately! - Jeri Ryan has to do some ass-kicking, she's too hot not too.
Posted by SoA
@PrinceIMC:  yeah im not really feeling that vibe either
@Yaujtapool:  one of the reasons i do wanna catch this 
@King Saturn:  the other reason y i wanna catch this
Edited by NightFang
@Cherry Bomb said:

" @NightFang said:

" @Cherry Bomb said:
" Jeri Ryan ... whatta babe! Seriously, she's so badass. I am actually in love with her. "
             Hopefully well see her fighting in the movie too. "
Definately! - Jeri Ryan has to do some ass-kicking, she's too hot not too. "
             Yeah but who's ass would she kick? 
 
@exodus0000000: Are you kidding Tekken looks great.
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Posted by Cherry Bomb
@NightFang said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:

" @NightFang said:

" @Cherry Bomb said:
" Jeri Ryan ... whatta babe! Seriously, she's so badass. I am actually in love with her. "
             Hopefully well see her fighting in the movie too. "
Definately! - Jeri Ryan has to do some ass-kicking, she's too hot not too. "
             Yeah but who's ass would she kick? 
 
@exodus0000000: Are you kidding Tekken looks great. "
Anyone who got in her way! lol
Posted by Mr. Smiths

I do not mind the realistic approach and if they take the supernatural out of it it still looks awesome.
Posted by Mr. Smiths
@Yaujtapool said:
" @biggkeem89 said:
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It may not follow the crazy "war between mystic realms" story of the games, but this looks incredible. Hope its real and its good

"
By the looks of the trailer i dont think it will have any mystical properties and will take place in a more gritty and realistic environment. "

Yeah it looks great.
Posted by MKF30
@Cherry Bomb said:
"Jeri Ryan ... whatta babe! Seriously, she's so badass. I am actually in love with her. "


Would you kiss her? :) lol kidding...kidding :P 
 
But yeah, she could play a badass Sonya being the biggest MK fan on this site and in general you'll ever meet I'm down with that for sure lol.
Edited by NightFang
@Yaujtapool said:

" @biggkeem89 said:

"It may not follow the crazy "war between mystic realms" story of the games, but this looks incredible. Hope its real and its good"
By the looks of the trailer i dont think it will have any mystical properties and will take place in a more gritty and realistic environment. "
The mystical elements worked for the games and the first two films but i'm glad to see them doing something different and making things more realistic and darker.
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Posted by MKF30

I think either could work as long as it's done right with MK, it is fantasy afterall...you can do both routes yet keep it realistic with the darkness, fighting etc 
 
I'm hyped for it

Posted by Duo_forbidden

 

  
Well now its safe to say that the video game have nothing to do with that teaser.
Posted by shawn87

i hope they make the new Mortal Kombat...its been in development hell forever