Mortal Kombat Trailer To Become a Web Series
Remember that Mortal Kombat: Rebirth trailer that made the rounds on the Internet back in the summer? It’s not going to be a Warner Bros. movie, but it will be a web-only series.
Bloody Disgusting reports that Kevin Tancharoen, who directed the 8-minute, explanation-heavy trailer (which we’ve got below), is slated to do a 10-episode web series based on the concept. Tancharoen (director of Fame and a few other music-related things) is writing the series along with Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing. There’s no release date yet, but shooting starts in Vancouver in February.
Michael Jai White returns as Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs, as we saw in the trailer, and Bloody Disgusting says the cast is expected to include MK characters Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Durak, Kabal, Kitana/Mileena and Sub Zero (not Kratos, though). There’s also Scorpion, who seems to be the series’ central character, if the trailer is any indication. And if Tancheroen includes any of that earlier source material, we’ll get Reptile and Baraka as freaky murderers and a brutally murdered Johnny Cage.
The trailer is dark, gritty and above all, serious — good news for the Mortal Kombat prospects. Hopefully there’s a little less talking and a little more ass-whooping when it comes time for the actual series.