Kevin Tancharoen’s 7-Minute Mortal Kombat Movie Pitch

Update: According to Latino Review, this is actually test footage shot for Warner Bros.’s “Mortal Kombat” movie reboot, an attempt to get funding for the full movie, and not an upcoming game as originally thought. The director is Kevin Tancharoen, who did the “Fame” remake.

Update 2: Jeri Ryan has confirmed via her Twitter account that this was indeed something director Kevin Tancharoen shot on his own dime in order to show Warner Bros. what he could do, and to convince them to fund his vision of a “Mortal Kombat” movie. Who would have thunk the guy who did “Fame” could do something this visually awesome?

–Original Post below–

I wasn’t aware that the people behind “Mortal Kombat” was making another game, because this looks like an extended, live-action trailer for it. It’s definitely not a trailer for the rebooted “Mortal Kombat” movie, because last we heard, rights to that was stuck in legal limbo. And besides, the scripting in this one is pretty awful. The action, visuals, and atmosphere, on the other hand, are top notch.

It features Michael Jai White as a hardboiled cop name Jackson Briggs, Jeri Ryan as a saucy Sonya Blade, and posits Baraka and Reptile as crazed psycho killers instead of otherworldly beings. The hero of the trailer? Well, I won’t spoil it for you, as his identity is revealed only at the end, and I wouldn’t dream of spoiling it for you.

The trailer also stars Lateef Crowder and Matt Mullins, with Larnell Stovall (of “Undisputed 3″) providing action choreography.

Thanks to Nik Giangrosso for the heads up.



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  • Shuster

    Ive watched that about 7 times and i still get the chills every time.

  • Bobalicious

    Im kind of offended, your attempting to make something completely unrealistic in to something realistic, your saying the entire story that is in mortal kombat isn't good enough. yet midway has sold how many games… think about that. MK was not ment to be something realistic… it was ment to be fantasy

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Actually this is basically a prologue to what he wants to do. With the mythology just updated and there will still be interdimensional stuff intact. Scorpion is Still a villain and still a spectre. Hence the ending.

  • Bobalicious

    Im kind of offended, your attempting to make something completely unrealistic in to something realistic, your saying the entire story that is in mortal kombat isn't good enough. yet midway has sold how many games… think about that. MK was not ment to be something realistic… it was ment to be fantasy

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Actually this is basically a prologue to what he wants to do. With the mythology just updated and there will still be interdimensional stuff intact. Scorpion is Still a villain and still a spectre. Hence the ending.

  • Charleygreen700

    all i have to say is make it!! please!! this is a n9ice new way to present the movie whe nthe 7 minutes was over i got mad! lol i was wanting more but i couldnt hav any :(. but anyways settle lkawsuit make big money cause I AM GOING TO SEE IT. WB THIS IS 1 GARUNTEED CUSTOMER! im pretty sure theres more..

  • EnriqueMK9subzero

    WARNER BROS, Please help fund create this film. Not only will you be marketing towards the new generation of the Mortal kombat 9 gaming community, but you will capture those people who have watched the old 1995 Mortal Kombat. Due to the storyline in the recent award winning game MK9 and youtube series MK Legacy, you should see the superb storyline that leaves an enormous opportunity for creativity and profit. WARNER BROS, Please!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Well you kinda got your wish. Off the response of this and MK: Legacy, WB has tapped Tacheron to direct the next film.
      Sent on the go!