Want More Mortal Kombat Rebirth? How About 10 More Short Episodes?

That’s the word from Michael Jai White, who played Jax in Kevin Tancharoen’s elaborate sales pitch to show what he can do with the Mortal Kombat franchise should someone out there wants to give him a shot at directing a feature-length one. (In case you forgot what we’re talking about, check out the “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” short film below, directed by Tancharoen and starring some well-known faces in familiar roles.) There’s been nothing official about the movie since “Rebirth” exploded online, and as far as I know, there is still nothing resembling movement on a “Mortal Kombat” movie, reboot or otherwise, front. Of course, that doesn’t mean “Rebirth” is dead. Far from it, in fact.

Via Empire, White says that he and the gang will be shooting more “Rebirth” episodes soon, with Tancharoen co-writing and directing, before they take the whole shebang “to the next level”, whatever that means. Says White:

The next salvo is going to be hard-edged. We’re taking it to the next level. We’re going to do these shorts right before we do the major film.

White may be a tad optimistic there. Of course, the boys at Bloody-Disgusting says there will be 10 short webisodes in all, with Tancharoen co-writing with Todd Helbing, and Aaron Helbing, and that you can expect to see Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Durak, Kabal, Kitana/Mileena and Scorpion get their own moments sprinkled among the 10 episodes.

The first short lasted around 8 minutes, so if you make 10 more episodes to compliment that, you basically have a feature-length film right there. Then again, as far as I know Tancharoen doesn’t actually have permission to use the Mortal Kombat characters, so putting the episodes all together to sell it as a movie is probably not in the cards.

In any case, the whole gang is expected to head up north to Vancouver this coming February to commence shooting. And the plot? Something about Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung playing two Gods ruling over parallel universes or some such. Does it really matter? There will be ten more episodes like “Rebirth”.

Thanks to B-Flash for the tip.



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  • Milksalm

    Wow this impressive better then the real movies!

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

    I really liked this when i first saw it and it’s still amazing. I like the semi-realistic take on it that leads into something darker and more supernatural (at least thats what the writer/director said). I’d love more shorts. Even if this doesnt lead into an official new movie I think WB(who now own the rights) should put them out on DVD for fans. If they keep the coreography as good as the first short this could seriously. Rock. And even if this guy gets greenlit for a MK flick and they say he can’t do this take, he needs to keep the cast he’s put together.

  • Romeo Garcia

    The first MK movie was great…The second was a crap…But i read that the director of the movie says that a lot of fighting scenes and footage of fights was cut for the movie because the producers wants to save money….So i cant wait to see the next chapter of MK!!!

  • Sub-Zero

    MK REBIRTH IS PURE GARBAGE!

    JUST LIKE DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION, LEGEND OF CHUN LI AND MARIO BROS!

  • Sub-Zero

    Rebirth is just plain boring, No ty I hate it with burning passion!

    its a blasphemy! again like dragonball evolution, just shit with the name mortal kombat on it!

    even annihilation was better than this crap, least it was entertaining to see, this is a sleeping pill. pure crap! im ashamed of the MK team letting this crap director get away with this junk.