Holy fucking shit, you guys. The impossible has happened. The unthinkable. If this is legit — and given the actors involved, there’s no reason to think it’s not — we may be on the verge of something previously thought to be nothing more than a gamer’s drunken ravings:
A good Mortal Kombat movie. No, I am not shitting you. The footage below popped up on Youtube, and has little information other than the names of the players. It feels like a promo reel for a movie, but what’s weird is the only Mortal Kombat movie in development isn’t due out until 2013 (and is currently tied up in some legal troubles).
Whatever its story, this is actually pretty engrossing stuff. It’s gritty and definitely hard-R material, which a movie based on a video game that features as much blood and decapitating as Mortal Kombat does should be. It’s got some pretty cool stars, including martial arts badass Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite) and “Star Trek: Voyager” star Jeri Ryan. It features characters like Baraka and Reptile as real-world psychotics, not mythical creatures — insane serial killers with a talent for fighting and self mutilation. It’s got Scorpion!
It’s a Mortal Kombat movie based in the real world, with White as a detective named Jackson Briggs (Jax, natch) and Ryan as Detective Sonya Blade. And I’ll be damned if it doesn’t look pretty fucking cool. Take a look:
I know, right? Impressive. Also, it’s worth noting that anything becomes 68.7% more badass with the addition of Michael Jai White. It’s science, people.
We’ll just have to wait and see what this really is.
(Source: Film School Rejects)