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.
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 comes to theaters in 2015.



Sources: Latino Review

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  1. JOSE_CTM

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

    4 years agoby @jose-ctmFlag

  2. Emmytt

    holy sh*t this looks great

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  3. Chappy422

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

    4 years agoby @chappy422Flag

  4. CBF

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

    4 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  5. JT's Movie Page

    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

    4 years agoby @johnjohnson7777Flag

  6. Dethklokx7

    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!

    4 years agoby @dethklokx7Flag

  7. Solar XI

    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.

    4 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  8. Messenger

    @Chappy422

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

    4 years agoby @messengerFlag

  9. Cripple

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

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  10. Chappy422

    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.

    4 years agoby @chappy422Flag

  11. Romero1989

    Since when is baraka black

    4 years agoby @romero1989Flag

  12. Hurts_feelings

    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.

    4 years agoby @hurts-feelingsFlag

  13. Remy72883

    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

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  14. Chappy422

    i'm on board

    4 years agoby @chappy422Flag

  15. Mieko_Siede

    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.

    4 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  16. Ev1l_Sp00n

    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.

    4 years agoby @ev1l-spoonFlag

  17. XxPsychosisxX

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

    4 years agoby @psychosisFlag

  18. The Dark Knight

    this is awesome

    4 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  19. 337

    jacks (jax) is also Black Dynamite :))

    4 years agoby @lee7Flag

  20. kbg32

    guys here's sub zero looks like:

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

    4 years agoby @kbg32Flag

  21. Justhim_sir

    Hell yeah bring it on!!!

    4 years agoby @justhim-sirFlag

  22. Arctic00

    A Jeri Ryan tweet says video was made as a sales pitch to Warners.

    4 years agoby @arctic00Flag

  23. Lizcole2

    I will believe when I see it. They have been talking about this movie for years and nothing! So when I see an actual trailor then I will get excited.

    4 years agoby @lizcole2Flag

  24. TheSymbiote

    HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T F*CK YES ,THE APOCALYPSE CAN SUCK IT CAUSE NOTHING IS STOPPING ME FROM SEEING THIS MOVIE/SHORT FILM/TV SHOW WHATEVER

    ha cap lock was on

    4 years agoby @thesymbioteFlag

  25. Radimus-83

    loving the new take on it. Has a alot of potential.

    4 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  26. Cartman

    Hay Jacks is "Gambol" in The Dark Knight, the joker tears his cheek!!!

    4 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  27. Err

    turns out it was just a sales pitch
    http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/06/the_secret_of_yesterdays_awesome_mortal_kombat_vid.php

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  28. Vanboy

    Cool, but Johnny Cage killed? That sucks.

    Tony Jaa should be Liu Kang.

    I hope Michael Jai White is in this also. That would be awesome. I knew that was Jri Ryan the minute I saw her. Minus the implant on the side of her head. Like drew says..hope she gets naked. It says they're shooting for a hard R rating, so let's keep our fingers crossed.

    They really could tie that footage into the movie and it would fit perfectly. It's filmed really well.

    05:58, Like the weapon that Pinhead uses in Hellraiser 8, when he stuck that guy in the neck, it opened up at the end and cut his head off when the chain was yanked back. The movie that stared Lance Henrickson.

    4 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  29. JT's Movie Page

    I don't know where Sonja is coming from because I've always seen it spelled Sonya, but I believe the site is referring to Jax as Jacks because of how his name appears on the door in the trailer.

    4 years agoby @johnjohnson7777Flag

  30. Dedpool

    Talk about reimagining. It all made sense, and still had nods to the original versions of the characters, but was a completely new take. I loved it! I mean I love the original storyline as well only because it was different and added a sci-fi/fantasy take to the figthing genre, but this more real world take on the property is crazy. The best part is like the Tekken film they've gotten Martial Artists to play the parts. White as Jax, and Dale as Scorpion, Matt Mullins as Cage (though I'd loved to have seen Scott Adkins in the part) and Crowder as Baraka were perfect. Turning Sonja into an FBI agent and Jax into a cop was a bit upsetting because I don't think we'd get to see them fight (Could be wrong) but casting Jerri Ryan was perfect. WB better not drop the ball. Midway was looking for a way to reboot the series, as they feel they've gone as far as the story will allow, and this is a great way to go.

    4 years agoby @dedpoolFlag