UPDATED: Is This Our First Look At The Mortal Kombat Reboot?
Children of the 90s likely have fond memories of Paul W.S. Anderson's 1995 adaptation of Mortal Kombat. Suddenly, the characters from everyone's favorite videogame were 100% real and kicking some serious ass on-screen. Looking back on it now, however, the film falls in line with just about every other videogame adaptation, and by that I mean it really isn't all that great (though the soundtrack still rocks). The film was followed by an even worse sequel in 1997 and promises to make a reboot have persisted ever since. Things looked most promising back in January, when wheels began to turn over at Warner Bros., but still many dismissed it as rumor. Now it's looking very real.
A video has popped online and with actors like Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan involved, it may be our first look at the fabled film. While the clip doesn't really pay much attention to the original mythology, it actually doesn't look half bad. Peppered with in-dialogue references like "Finish Him" and "Fatality" and containing references to Reptile, Jax, Baraka, Johnny Cage, Shang Tsung, Scorpion, Sonya Blade, and Sub-Zero, the clip is good for at least eight minutes of nostalgia. There has already been some conjecture as to whether or not the video is legitimate. Watch the clip below and decide for yourself.
UPDATE! In an interview with Craveonline actor Matt Mullins, who plays Johnny Cage in the above trailer, explains exactly what it was made for. Says Mullins, "The truth is, the short is about showing a vision of what the next Mortal Kombat movie can be."
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