Mortal Kombat Video Turns Out To Be Fully Unofficial

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Posted by Jeff (3627 posts) -
 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.
#1 Posted by Jeff (3627 posts) -
 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.
#2 Edited by DiGiTaL_SiN (1790 posts) -

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.

#3 Edited by NathHaw (2793 posts) -

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

#4 Edited by Sjupp (1910 posts) -

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

#5 Posted by Milkman (17029 posts) -

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.

#6 Posted by FinalDasa (1893 posts) -

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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#7 Posted by TorgoGrooves89 (346 posts) -

Cool?
#8 Posted by AllanIceman (1323 posts) -

Bummer

#9 Posted by George_Hukas (1317 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

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 :/

#11 Posted by AjayRaz (12441 posts) -

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

#12 Posted by BlazeHedgehog (1100 posts) -

Thank goodness. I like my campy rainbow ninjas!

#13 Posted by smudo (150 posts) -

That's a bummer.

#14 Posted by NickLott (793 posts) -

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.

#15 Posted by abdo (1037 posts) -

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

#16 Posted by Turbo_Toaster (976 posts) -

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.

#17 Posted by Imensae (141 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by AndrooD2 (224 posts) -

Boooooo!

#19 Posted by jakob187 (21691 posts) -
@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.
#20 Posted by Daveyo520 (6861 posts) -

Damn, I wanted to see this movie too.

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#21 Posted by Pepeman (112 posts) -

Such a goddamned shame...

#22 Posted by Landon (4152 posts) -

FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

#23 Posted by Metal_Mills (3011 posts) -

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

#24 Posted by soupcan58 (9 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by JLMRACING91 (98 posts) -

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

#26 Posted by eezo (285 posts) -

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

#27 Posted by 34wsdfsdfwe (153 posts) -

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

#28 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5276 posts) -

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

#29 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

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.

#30 Edited by lolwot (257 posts) -

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#31 Posted by colinjw (222 posts) -

Hell, the short was kick ass anyway. 

#32 Posted by mrfluke (5271 posts) -

DAMM!!!!!!!!!

#33 Posted by s10129107 (1184 posts) -

Scorpion is a cowboy baby

#34 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

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.

#35 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2130 posts) -

Nothing is more authentic than a Mortal Kombat 9 trailer.

#36 Posted by odintal (1095 posts) -

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

#37 Posted by triple07 (1198 posts) -

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.

#38 Posted by iAmJohn (6128 posts) -

Why do you do this to me? :'(

#39 Posted by borgmaster (514 posts) -
@Daveyo520 said:
" Damn, I wanted to see this movie too. "
#40 Edited by TadThuggish (908 posts) -

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.

#41 Posted by Goopynose (62 posts) -

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

#42 Posted by TheKidNixon (1564 posts) -

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

#43 Posted by MeatSim (10896 posts) -

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

#44 Posted by biospank (660 posts) -

man I hoped for a new season of tang with a new mk movie
#45 Posted by MormonWarrior (2617 posts) -

"No one is more authentic than Scorpion."

#46 Posted by Jamerific (15 posts) -

called it

#47 Posted by fox01313 (5081 posts) -

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.

#48 Posted by Ratfoot (199 posts) -

No one is more authentic than Saucepan Man.

#49 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

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

#50 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -
@fox01313 said:
"

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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