New Mortal Kombat trailer not a film
While everyone was getting excited about the new Mortal Kombat trailer and the possibility of this being a videogame or a film, the reason it was made was skimmed over, for a while at least. This is actually a test video to convince the studio to make the film that the fans want, a full-on, R-rated version of Mortal Kombat, something that I believe worked and is going to bring Mortal Kombat: Rebirth to our screens.
The trailer features some strong names in it, Michael Jai White, Jeri Ryan, and some very talented fighters, and was directed by none other than Kevin Tancharoen, the man who directed, wait for this, Fame. Seriously, don't let that put you off.
There's something about the scene when the prisoner sheds the bonds and utters that line that has me thinking I've seen this before, but I just can't put my finger on it. In fact the whole idea of a Mortal Kombat film trailer that turned out not to be what it originally seemed is something we've seen happen before, isn't it?
Anyway, the trailer is dark, gory, and violent, so warnings all round. Watch this and you'll probably turn into an axe-weilding maniac, especially if you play video-games too, oh sorry, I thought I worked for the MPAA there.
Here's the test video trailer which Latino Review found and I pulled through First Showing, it looks pretty good and if this sparked off the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth then all we can do is hope that they've kept to this feel and idea, because pitching it this way could really deliver something people will want to see.