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Mortal Kombat Video Turns Out To Be Fully Unofficial

It really is just a pitch for a movie.

 No one is more authentic than Scorpion.
You wouldn't think that unofficial projects would get participation from known actors like Jeri Ryan and Michael Jai White, but as it turns out, that's exactly what happened. But the Mortal Kombat "rebirth" video that got out yesterday is more than just some crazy fan project. It turns out the short film was part of a pitch that, according to a Crave Online interview with the guy who played Johnny Cage, was designed to get Warner interested in making a new movie, and isn't some insane tease for Mortal Kombat 9.

I had back-of-my-mind doubts at that point, thinking that maybe the guys working on the game got ahold of it and threw it out there just to get Mortal Kombat back into the front of everyone else's minds. But that, as I understand it, is not the case, either.

So carry on, I guess. There's nothing to see here! But considering the substantial waves that video created, I have to imagine anyone associated with the game or the continuing push to get a movie made has to be feeling pretty good about their chances. Clearly, people continue to have an affinity for the MK property, provided it's handled by skilled individuals.

But don't expect Baraka to be a plastic-surgeon-turned-serial-killer in whatever the next Mortal Kombat game ends up being. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff
 No one is more authentic than Scorpion.
You wouldn't think that unofficial projects would get participation from known actors like Jeri Ryan and Michael Jai White, but as it turns out, that's exactly what happened. But the Mortal Kombat "rebirth" video that got out yesterday is more than just some crazy fan project. It turns out the short film was part of a pitch that, according to a Crave Online interview with the guy who played Johnny Cage, was designed to get Warner interested in making a new movie, and isn't some insane tease for Mortal Kombat 9.

I had back-of-my-mind doubts at that point, thinking that maybe the guys working on the game got ahold of it and threw it out there just to get Mortal Kombat back into the front of everyone else's minds. But that, as I understand it, is not the case, either.

So carry on, I guess. There's nothing to see here! But considering the substantial waves that video created, I have to imagine anyone associated with the game or the continuing push to get a movie made has to be feeling pretty good about their chances. Clearly, people continue to have an affinity for the MK property, provided it's handled by skilled individuals.

But don't expect Baraka to be a plastic-surgeon-turned-serial-killer in whatever the next Mortal Kombat game ends up being.
Edited by DiGiTaL_SiN

For the lolz
 
EDIT: Man, I'm really bummed out now that it wasn't real. But I kinda felt that it's some sort of pitch for a movie. 
 
Oh well, too bad they didn't go for it.

Edited by NathHaw

first 
 
edit:  Well, so much for that.  It certainly looked pretty cool.

Edited by Sjupp

I knew it was too good to be true.. DAMMIT QUEST!

Posted by Milkman

That's really disappointing. But I guess it would be cool if this movie gets made and ends up being as awesome as that video.

Posted by FinalDasa

Still, it would be bitchin if they made a movie similar to that short. 
Slightly sad that it's just a pitch but who knows what will happen. 
Fingers crossed.

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Posted by TorgoGrooves89

Cool?
Posted by AllanIceman

Bummer

Posted by George_Hukas

Well, I guess Warner could still become interested and make it so at least this isn't as disappointing as it seems

Posted by Rhaknar

i said this yesterday, but in my opinion, this might end up biting the game in the ass. Even tho some people didnt like it, the majority seemed (at least to me) to be really into the new look and direction, if it was for the game. When MK9 is announced, and its just yellow and blue ninjas all over again, people might get really deflated (i know I would be). It just went from amazing marketing to possible mistake very fast :/

Posted by AjayRaz

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

Posted by BlazeHedgehog

Thank goodness. I like my campy rainbow ninjas!

Posted by smudo

That's a bummer.

Posted by NickLott

I kind of feel bad for the people making the new MK game, whatever they show will undoubtably look disappointing in comparison to the people who want this kind of reboot (myself included). If they were planning on showing the game next week, I wonder if they're second guessing it.

Posted by abdo

When it comes to call-backs, no one is more authentic than Giant Bomb.

Posted by Turbo_Toaster

If they decline this and then proceed to churn out something like She's Out Of My League, there'll be a CAT 5 Chimp-out in this household.

Posted by Imensae

Dude Jeff, spoilers, some people haven't finished MK with scorpion.

Posted by AndrooD2

Boooooo!

Posted by jakob187
@DiGiTaL_SiN: No one is saying that it isn't real!  It's just an unofficial pitch video.  Given the reaction that the video has brought about, I would almost guarantee that Warner Bros. is gonna say "fuck yes, let's do it, these people are going goddamn bonkers for it". 
 
@Jeff: Don't see why they wouldn't keep Baraka as a surgeon-turned-serial-killer.  That was actually kind of interesting.  They just need to lose the dreads and some of the facial makeup.  Also, Sub-Zero is more authentic than Scorpion.
Posted by Daveyo520

Damn, I wanted to see this movie too.

Posted by Pepeman

Such a goddamned shame...

Posted by Landon

FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

Posted by Metal_Mills

People took the pitch so well why the hell can't they make it? >:(

Posted by soupcan58

If that's a pitch for a movie, that is one movie that has me excited, I'll say that at least!

Posted by JLMRACING91

THAT  pitch worked for me....pls make that movie....that was a great 8 min clip

Posted by eezo

 http://epicbattleaxe.com/mortal-kombat-movie-trailer-goes-gruesome-awesome/

Posted by 34wsdfsdfwe

Scorpion's grin on that screen is so amusing...

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Bummer. This could have been something awesome whether be a game or movie. 

Posted by WinterSnowblind

Don't see this being sucessful.  The Halo ones were far more impressive, more proffessionally done and even created more of a buzz.  It still seems like nobody is willing to take on a high budget, serious take on a videogame.

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Posted by colinjw

Hell, the short was kick ass anyway. 

Posted by mrfluke

DAMM!!!!!!!!!

Posted by s10129107

Scorpion is a cowboy baby

Posted by WinterSnowblind

While it looked very cool, and would have made a good movie.
I'm somewhat relieved it wasn't for the game.  Removing a lot of the mysticisim elements I don't know would have worked too well in the game..  I really want to see the series start again from scratch.  But I'd also like Sub-Zero to remain the awesome ninja he's always been.

Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

Nothing is more authentic than a Mortal Kombat 9 trailer.

Posted by odintal

I really liked the more realistic tone to it. 
Kinda like Nolan's take on Batman. 

Posted by triple07

Damn that was the most excited I had been for anything MK in years. In fact I think that 7 minute clip was far better than both MK movies. And it was fan made! Although I have to wonder what kind of budget they had for this.

Posted by iAmJohn

Why do you do this to me? :'(

Posted by borgmaster
@Daveyo520 said:
" Damn, I wanted to see this movie too. "
Edited by TadThuggish

A seven-minute clip of cool shit doesn't make a good movie.  Even if it turned out to be a film, I wish people would shut the fuck up about "wanting a new MK movie!" 

Mortal Kombat does not have a good enough storyline to be a movie.  It's good for video games.  A fighting video game, no less.  There's nothing spectacular about it aside from the characters; no real story arc.  If this does find itself into a film, it will be horrible, just like nearly every other video game movie ever made.  It's the same reason why Street Fighter stuff (even all the animated stuff with one lone possible exception) is so bad.  The story works as a means to move a fighting game along, but it's not any more than that.  This film would be panned and slaughtered and with good reason. All the fans clamoring for it now will come on here and say "Too bad they couldn't follow through with that seven-minute clip of cool shit!"  But there was nothing to follow through on.   That seven-minute clip of cool shit was the entirety of what live-action Mortal Kombat should be.

Posted by Goopynose

Seemed like it could have actually been a cool game. Too bad :(

Posted by TheKidNixon

Man, I really hope that this authenticity meme goes on forevvvveeeeerrrrrr.

Posted by MeatSim

So what your saying is that this isn't authentic.

Posted by biospank

man I hoped for a new season of tang with a new mk movie
Posted by MormonWarrior

"No one is more authentic than Scorpion."

Posted by Jamerific

called it

Posted by fox01313

Was hoping it was real as it would have been rather different & new to what the last bunch of MK games were looking. Also hope that they went back to the original & photobombed the screen with certain moves.

Posted by Ratfoot

No one is more authentic than Saucepan Man.

Posted by Karmum

Son of a bitch, I was actually excited for it.

Posted by 234r2we232
@fox01313 said:
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Was hoping it was real as it would have been rather different & new to what the last bunch of MK games were looking. Also hope that they went back to the original & photobombed the screen with certain moves.

"
You mean the last bunch of MK games weren't cliche and cheesy? Heh.
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