NEW Mortal Kombat Demo Reel
Are you sitting down? Well, of course you are, who goes on the computer without using a chair? Okay, let’s try this again. Are you ready to be pumped? CAN YOU TAKE THE NEWS I’M ABOUT TO GIVE YOU?!
Apparently the gaming franchise for Mortal Kombat, which had also branched out to a few feature films is potentially coming out with a THIRD movie. There’s a video that popped into my email from a friend, but I kind of dismissed it as being a really well made fan movie. That is until I noticed that Jackson Briggs was the dude from Spawn and Sonya Blade was being played by Jeri Ryan. That sounds a bit more legit, right?
I did some snooping around and this is as real as it’s going to get. Although it’s in the developmental stages, and the IMDB page for a Mortal Kombat: Devastation provides absolute shit results, there’s more than enough information spilling out to make this more than a mere hoax. Here’s what was written on IMDB:
Ian Anthony Dale as Scorpion talk[s] of a new “Mortal Kombat” movie [that] has gained steam over the past year or so and today it seems to have boiled over as a new seven-minute video starring Michael Jai-White as the video game character Jax and Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade [and] has hit the Internet and Chud has confirmed it is related to a new film.
Devin Faraci writes: This is for the movie, and it comes from the mind of genius fight choreographer Larnell Stovall.
He’s the guy who did the fights for the excellent Undisputed 3: Redemption, on DVD and Blu-Ray right now. I hope that this movie gets made with Larnell plotting the punches, because this guy isn’t just a geek like us, he’s also got an incredible skill and ambition to create the next generation of fight choreography. I’ve only seen the 1995 version of Mortal Kombat based on the Midway video game.
That entire quote was a grammatical hot mess but I did my best to fix any errors as I possibly could without reformatting it. Mainly ’cause I’m a dick and want to show that people can’t spell anything properly so I’ll point out their mistakes by snidely correcting. Wow, tangent!
Right now, seeing as this is just a demo reel, it’s being shopped around to investors. Hopefully this’ll do better than the Tekken movie as it seemed to be stuck in 2005 and went straight to DVD. Mortal Kombat has been in developmental hell for more than 13yrs, and even though I actually ran into Linden Ashby, who played Johnny Cage in the first Mortal Kombat, he seemed unsure about a new Mortal Kombat ever coming out. Although, rightfully so, he was probably confused by me as I approached him at a film festival and asked what it was like to fight Scorpion.