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New Mortal Kombat trailer explained

New Mortal Kombat trailer explained

Actress Jeri Ryan has explained her role in a new Mortal Kombat movie leaked to YouTube.

Star Trek: Voyager actress Jeri Ryan has explained the truth behind a new YouTube clip which started doing the rounds earlier this week and which seems to be part of a new Mortal Kombat movie.

According to Ryan, the movie was part of a pitch to Warner Bros. meant to inspire them to make a new Mortal Kombat movie.

"It's not a game trailer. Actually was made for the director to sell WB on his vision for a reimagined MK film," said Jeri Ryan, who appears in the video as FBI Agent Sonia Blade, via Twitter.

"I did it as a favour to a friend. No idea yet what WB's reaction to it was. And I'm not sure how you can contact WB to push them to make it. But you guys are resourceful!"

According to Eurogamer Wu-Tang Clan member RZA has also twittered about the movie, claiming it's directed by Kevin Tanchoeren. Tanchoeren's previous films include the 2009 Fame remake and Britney Spears Live From Miami. He's not yet attached himself to the film, however.

The movie seems to be a reboot of Mortal Kombat which discards the mythological basis of the games (no Raiden then) in favour of a more realistic, dark and gruesome tone. It involves Agent Sonia Blade and Detective Jackson Briggs trying to convince an assassin to enter an underground fighting tournament to help rid the city of dangerous criminals.

Other characters featured in the clip include Reptile, Sub-Zero, Johnny Cage and Baraka.

You can check out the clip in the forums - we've not included it on the front page as it's a little bit gruesome in places. Let us know your thoughts.

Thanks for the tip goes to forum member NuTech, who always gets a fatality.

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KrunchR 8th June 2010, 21:20 Quote
Hole E Crap.

I cant wait for this!

7of 9 is Sonya Blade!
Gunsmith 8th June 2010, 21:27 Quote
production values are too high to be a game, deffo looks like a film
NuTech 8th June 2010, 21:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
production values are too high to be a game, deffo looks like a film
That's what I initially thought, but short films to promote games are all the rage lately (Halo, Assassins Creed 2, Red Dead Redemption etc).

If it was an actual feature length movie, I just doubt they would promote it like this.
Fizzban 8th June 2010, 21:38 Quote
Oh wow. I hope this is for a film. ;)
D-Cyph3r 8th June 2010, 21:41 Quote
Film fo sure. And with Jeri Ryan featuring it's already worth watching.
Rkiver 8th June 2010, 21:49 Quote
If that's a full movie, I want to see it.
knuck 8th June 2010, 23:03 Quote
always a little cheesy to hear characters call each other by their game names but the trailer is really well made. I like how they took drastic decisions like killing johnny cage and making scorpion somewhat of a good guy (he's not on the villain's side after all)

really cool
goldstar0011 8th June 2010, 23:25 Quote
There's been loadsa rumours of a MK reboot but keeps getting shutdown, as much as that was a kickass video the stars aren't exactly top names (better than original cast though),

I reckon either a video to help reboot the movie or even the games, the story is too "real life" to be a follow on game
liratheal 8th June 2010, 23:59 Quote
Michael Jai White should be forever banned from saying "assassin", but yes, that looks like one badass setup, movie or game.

I'd prefer a movie, though.

Also: MJW was going to be Jax, but New Line snagged him for Spawn - Could well be a movie.
ccxo 9th June 2010, 03:32 Quote
Hopefully a film, though new game wont be bad either.
Hiren 9th June 2010, 10:34 Quote
I think it's a "proof of concept" for a movie, Warner got the rights to MK a few years ago and it's been rumored a reboot has been on the cards since. Here's hoping something gets announced soon!
NuTech 9th June 2010, 11:01 Quote
Okay, so Kotaku has confirmed (via Jeri Ryan's twitter) that this is a 'treatment' for a non-existent movie. The director basically fronted the money (and called in a lot of favours) to make a short movie in hopes of convincing WB of his vision in order to get financing for a full MK reboot.

No word yet how WB reacted, but considering that the video made it to the internet, it's not looking good (treatments are usually kept under lock and key while being shopped around).

You guys might remember another similar treatment that appeared on the internet last year, for a British retro-futuristic/sci-fi/heist series called Slingers. Received a huge amount of attention but unfortunately, it never made it into development. :(

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CardJoe 9th June 2010, 11:42 Quote
I've updated this thread based on the news story at the front, leaving original content but including links. +Rep to NuTech
popcornuk1983 9th June 2010, 11:44 Quote
"Deep Space Nine actress Jeri Ryan"? Tut tut she was in Voyager. I'm not even a trekkie and I know it wasn't deep space nine!

Movie in this format would be saaweeeet!!
neocleous 9th June 2010, 12:15 Quote
Instead of WB deciding to make it shouldn't they ask us if we want them to make seeing as its us who are going to pay to watch the film and general feeling on You Tube is positive.

I for one would watch it if they made it.
Marc5002 9th June 2010, 12:19 Quote
THE ONE WHO SAID Jeri Ryan Is From Deep Space nine to Mass Give the Source of information is DEAD wrong : Jeri Ryan if Seven of Nine (Season 4-7 Voyager) She was a Drone Without humanity inside

But There one thing both Deep Space nine & Voyager are Linked to the same Stellar date : 2371 to 2378
Expect Deep space 9 was under construction when the captain Kathryn Janeway was In the Quadran Delta a unexplored area of space by the Alliance & Starfleet Federation :

thus the Deep space nine take time in 2373-2375 only two year as pass in the universe Time line while Voyager 7 Long Year with a goal return to earth within a pacific and the directive of Star fleet

But Yeah This movie seem to be really in making it called mortal Kombat Rebirth But I'm not sure if they changed the story of sub-zero vs scorpion and does explain why
CardJoe 9th June 2010, 12:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Marc5002
THE ONE WHO SAID Jeri Ryan Is From Deep Space nine to Mass Give the Source of information is DEAD wrong : Jeri Ryan if Seven of Nine (Season 4-7 Voyager) She was a Drone Without humanity insidey

My bad. I know all the facts, I just had a brain fart and turned Seven of Nine into Deep Space Nine. The part of me which used to be a really big Trekkie is now ashamed, but at least the article is corrected.
KrunchR 9th June 2010, 12:28 Quote
Oh how I miss Voyager so.
NuTech 9th June 2010, 12:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by neocleous
Instead of WB deciding to make it shouldn't they ask us if we want them to make seeing as its us who are going to pay to watch the film and general feeling on You Tube is positive.

I for one would watch it if they made it.
Doesn't really work like that I'm afraid. At most they'll get a few thousand fans responding, which doesn't mean anything to WB. I'm sure they're paying attention to the 'buzz' on the internet, but lets be honest, the internet will buzz for just about anything.

If it does get green-lit you can guarantee one thing, Jeri Ryan won't play Sonya Blade. The studio will most likely think she's too old and doesn't appeal to teenagers. Instead expect some vapid model/'actress' who couldn't act her way out of a paper bag.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc5002
THE ONE WHO SAID Jeri Ryan Is From Deep Space nine to Mass Give the Source of information is DEAD wrong : Jeri Ryan if Seven of Nine (Season 4-7 Voyager) She was a Drone Without humanity inside

But There one thing both Deep Space nine & Voyager are Linked to the same Stellar date : 2371 to 2378
Expect Deep space 9 was under construction when the captain Kathryn Janeway was In the Quadran Delta a unexplored area of space by the Alliance & Starfleet Federation :

thus the Deep space nine take time in 2373-2375 only two year as pass in the universe Time line while Voyager 7 Long Year with a goal return to earth within a pacific and the directive of Star fleet

But Yeah This movie seem to be really in making it called mortal Kombat Rebirth But I'm not sure if they changed the story of sub-zero vs scorpion and does explain why
100% pure unadulterated nerd rage.
Flibblebot 9th June 2010, 12:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by NuTech
100% pure unadulterated nerd rage.
I find the random use of punctuation and capitalisation combined with the nerd rage somewhat ... creepy.

I agree with others that the fact that this has been leaked onto the interwebs means that either there's no hope that this will be made or that the director is desperate to get some publicity to try and put pressure on WB.

Either way, it'll be a game-based movie and as such will probably suck big time. In fact, I'm surprised Uwe Boll hasn't thrown his hat into the ring :D
Marc5002 9th June 2010, 12:54 Quote
:) it not nerd rage it called CAP FUN!! LOL want some Captain crunch cereal with that :D ?
B1GBUD 9th June 2010, 13:05 Quote
I'd give her 7 of 9.... then tease her with the other 2
AshT 9th June 2010, 13:12 Quote
Oh, I want both the Mortal Kombat film and Slingers :(
cowtc 9th June 2010, 13:27 Quote
Movie would be awesome as long they keep the gruesomeness and gore element in, i.e. special moves and fatalities. Has to be 18 rated with lots of blood
goldstar0011 9th June 2010, 14:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldstar0011
There's been loadsa rumours of a MK reboot but keeps getting shutdown, as much as that was a kickass video the stars aren't exactly top names (better than original cast though),

I reckon either a video to help reboot the movie or even the games, the story is too "real life" to be a follow on game

How right was I!!
mrbungle 9th June 2010, 17:47 Quote
If it has Napalm Death on the soundtrack it might be good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MNH2_OstNg
UncertainGod 9th June 2010, 17:51 Quote
It seems that this was made by Kevin Tancharoen. I hope WB pick this up, it's a very nice concept for a Mortal Kombat reboot.
hyperion 9th June 2010, 20:26 Quote
Looks good but it's not Mortal Kombat.
HourBeforeDawn 9th June 2010, 20:43 Quote
Dammit Johnny dies AGAIN... ugh

to be honest I dont like it, it doesnt feel like Mortal Kombat, I mean it would probably make a for a good watch but it just doesnt feel like the game, I mean I loved the first Mortal Kombat movie, the second was okay, the new Sonya they had play in the second one was much hotter but I dont know I have mixed feelings about this one.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 9th June 2010, 21:18 Quote
WOW this "Hype trailer" looks better the movies they actually made. Hope they make it as the fight scene was very good. My man Reptile is back...Acid spit, Atom Ball, and Disappearing I hope.

Jerri Ryan playing Sonja Blade.... IDK as she is old and needs to get buff and learn how to fight or she could just put on her 7 of 9 outfit from Star Trek Voyager and I'd go pay just to see that.
Blademrk 9th June 2010, 22:07 Quote
Looks good, but it doesn't really feel like it's really an MK film without Outworld and the threat of the realms being invaded (I happen to like love the original MK film, it perfectly suited the backstory of the games, even if the 2nd one did lose the plot and just tried to fit too many character cameos in just for the sake of it).
Star*Dagger 10th June 2010, 04:49 Quote
Hate to burst your Collective bubbles, but Jeri Ryan is 42, Voyager was her last "hot" role.
We shall remember her udderly wonderful role in Voyager though!
Bindibadgi 10th June 2010, 04:59 Quote
Last hot role?? Are you serious? She's a cougar mate. I wouldn't kick her out of bed.
Star*Dagger 10th June 2010, 05:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
Last hot role?? Are you serious? She's a cougar mate. I wouldn't kick her out of bed.

Neither would I, but if it was a choice between Emma Watson and 7 of 9, Id be casting spells with my wand!
B1ackbeard 10th June 2010, 11:11 Quote
I was never much interested in MK, but this does look like it could be an awesome film.

And, on the Watson versus Ryan debate, all I can say is "Resistance is Futile"...
Apoptosis 10th June 2010, 15:54 Quote
That clip looked expensively produced. Hopefully MK is done justice and not raped into a shitty blockbuster by the lowest common denominator.
UncertainGod 10th June 2010, 16:34 Quote
Interview with Kevin Tancheroen about his Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film. I hope WB let him make the feature.

http://www.collider.com/2010/06/09/kevin-tancharoen-interview-mortal-kombat-rebirth-feature-film/
Blademrk 10th June 2010, 16:41 Quote
Well WB are creating a new MK game at least (via Ed Boon's NetherRealm Study)
Lemmingzappa 10th June 2010, 20:32 Quote
I hope the film goes ahead !
Frohicky1 10th June 2010, 22:38 Quote
On the Mortal Kombat note, check this geekmix out . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYCGkyI5HiE
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