Warner Premiere today announced initial casting for their upcoming live-action digital new media series Mortal Kombat which is based on the iconic gaming franchise. Jeri Ryan, (“Star Trek: Voyager”) will reprise her role as the headstrong “Lieutenant Sonya Blade” from the unofficial fan short. She is joined by Michael Jai White (Spawn, Kill Bill, The Dark Knight) as “Major Jackson `Jax’ Briggs” and Darren Shahlavi (300) as the sly and cunning “Kano.”
Kevin Tancharoen who directed and produced the popular, unofficial “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” fan short (shown below) that garnered over 10 million views worldwide, is bringing the same immersive directing style to this live-action digital new media series. Fans will be able to delve deep into the history of the warriors they know and love including “Sub-Zero” and “Scorpion.”
Shooting for “Mortal Kombat” is currently underway in Vancouver.
Liu Kang is by far one of the most well known Mortal Kombat fighters. If you watch the video below you can learn a but more about him, and find out why you shouldn’t cross him. Watch the end of the video to get a nice preview of what you can get in the Kollectors Edition of Mortal Kombat.
The game is due out April 19th of this year, on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. READ MORE
Already announced right here on Bloody Disgusting, Warner Premiere today officially announced development of a live-action digital series based on the best-selling “Mortal Kombat” videogame franchise. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen, known for his popular unofficial fan short “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” (watch it inside) which garnered over 10 million views online, and in conjunction with the upcoming Mortal Kombat videogame, this action-packed, digital series will take gamers deep into the history of warriors they know and love such as Scorpion, Johnny Cage and Liu Kang. Shooting for the digital series will take place in Vancouver starting in early February. READ MORE
Coming in April, ‘Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired By The Warriors’ is a compilation of songs for many of your favorite characters from the upcoming Mortal Kombat game. The first track that is available is ‘Mileena’s Theme’, which you can pre-order either off of Amazon or iTunes. The album is being produced by JFK of MSTRKRFT.
The video below gives you a 1st look at one of the ladies of Mortal Kombat, Mileena. The video also explains her horrible and brutal origin. Though she is beautiful, don’t let her looks fool you. Behind that face mask is something horrifying that will fuck you up if you get too close.
Mortal Kombat is looking at an April 19th release date on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. READ MORE
So much for the proposed Mortal Kombat remake that Warner Bros. Pictures had hoped to get off the ground. Still, fans of the bloody battle are in for a treat as Bloody Disgusting learned that director Kevin Tancharoen – who directed the awesome online short – will return behind the camera for a 10-episode web series dedicated to the popular video game. 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. READ MORE
Looks like the game will be getting two awesome special editions dubbed the Kollector’s (I see what you did there you clever beaver) and Tournament Editions. The former will house within it a figure of Sub-Zero and Scorpion and a snazzy art book. But if that’s just not enough to satiate your appetite for all things Mortal Kombat, the Tournament Edition comes with an arcade-style fight stick controller and opens up to reveal a storage area for the game’s case (perfect for showing it off to any of your equally nerdy friends).
Both editions will include codes that unlock the classic costumes and the Xbox 360 version will have some stylish avatar costumes as well. PS3 owners that get any edition of the game needn’t feel bad since you’ll have Kratos as a playable character, and that’s way better than any dumb ‘ole avatar costumes. READ MORE
It’s understandable if you missed the awards show this year, perhaps you were busy reading a particularly interesting book, watching a good movie or simply had better things to do. I don’t blame you for having a life but it’d be a shame to miss out on all the goods this year’s VGAs had to offer. Many we expected, some were rumored and a few managed to surprise (Elder Scrolls V!).
If you’re into watching kickass videos for amazing video games, I’ve made catching up on all of tonight’s premiers easy. All you have to do is click that adorable little Read More link that will then proceed to frisk you away into a land filled with amazing video game trailers, unicorns and yours truly (but not necessarily in that order). READ MORE
The early 90’s were the time when I was figuring out exactly what musical styles spoke to me and what drew my interest. It was also a time when music was…well, music, unlike much of today’s offerings. Gone were the days of hair and speed metal as well as electronic and synth-based bands, replaced by grunge, the beginnings of nu-metal, an evolving and growing hip-hop/rap genre as well as the popularization of contemporary country music. It was the end of an era that had grown into stagnation and the beginning of a fresh, new time that brought many of my (now) favorite artists to the forefront of the music scene.
One of these bands is Alice In Chains, whose 1992 release ‘Dirt’, is considered by many to be one of those ‘timeless’ albums that appears over and over in Top (insert number here) albums of (insert however long here). So, do I agree? Does ‘Dirt’ deserve all of these spots and this recognition? Find out after the jump.
Want a closer look at Scorpion from the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot? I knew you would, and as a little bonus you can also briefly watch as Scorpion opens a massive can of flaming whoopass on poor, unsuspecting Sub Zero in the video below.
Yeah, that’s pretty awesome. With each new video I see for this game I get a little more excited about it, and that’s coming from someone who’s never been much of a fan of, or terribly adept at fighting games. Mortal Kombat hits our consoles and inveritably blows our minds soon after sometime next year. READ MORE
Yes yes, we are all excited and blah blah blah. New Mortal Kombat, I talked about it not too long ago, so just head past the break for the eye candy and watch out for the game the 2nd quarter of next year on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
Many many many of us used to wander in to arcades, bowling alleys, movie theaters, etc to play Mortal Kombat. To watch that one kid who would stand at the machine for hours destroying anyone who came near it. Spending well over the cost of the game on any console.
Well it took a long time but you’re going to get your chance to relive the magic at home and playing against I’m sure millions of others across the globe. Mortal Kombat is back spring of 2011 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Screens past the break. READ MORE
It took way too long for Street Fighter 4 to come out. It took way too long for us to hear about Marvel Vs Capcom 3. And finally, Mortal Kombat is the next classic fighting game to make it’s glorious Next Gen comeback. This will be an all new game in the Mortal Kombat series, 2D, with amped up graphics and plenty of new game modes to keep you busy.
You will of course be able to play the game online against many others, however, you can also up to four players can battle tagteam mode, two players can team up in the new co-op arcade mode, or compete against another team online. READ MORE
Ready to rip out some spines for the umpteenth time? The series that broke
new ground for the fighting genre in 1992 with its copious quantities of
blood and gore is returning for another deathmatch before the year is out,
Bloody-Disgusting can confirm. READ MORE