Live Action "Mortal Kombat Rebirth" Short Gets Series Greenlight

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Remember that awfully cool yet strangely disturbing live action Mortal Kombat short that we posted last year?

It was created in an attempt to pitch a Mortal Kombat movie reboot, but the idea was canned not too long after. Fans of Mortal Kombat will be really happy to hear that the concept was awarded a 10 episode web series. Sure it’s not as awesome as a television series but hey, it’s a start.

As well as more information on the series, I also have one of the greatest moments in cinematic history embedded in a video after the jump.

The news was broken by bloody-disgusting.com who posted up the following information on the new series:

“Penned by Tancharoen, Todd Helbing, and Aaron Helbing, star Michael Jai White leads the cast as “Major Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs.

Shooting will take place in Vancouver this coming February. Contested expected to be cast are: Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Durak, Kabal, Kitana/Mileena and of course Scorpion. No release date is planned, and there’s no word on that R-rated remake.

The only plot details we could conjure up is that a few Earthlings will fight to save the planet from Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung, two Gods ruling over parallel universes, or something to that effect.”

Sounds like it could be pretty interesting, although I wonder how much time will be allotted to each episode, as 2 min shorts really won’t cut it. Still, I think back at how bad the movies were and realise that it can only get better. Sure, I still kinda like the first one because it showed us what we wanted to see for the most part, but that second one… oi, oi, oi.

Youtube actually has a video up with 3 million views titled The Worst Line in Scriptwriting History and for those of you who didn’t know, it’s actually delivered by South African actress Musetta van der Merwe.

Source: Bloody Disgusting via Kotaku

Last Updated: January 17, 2011

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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