Interview with MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH Director Kevin Tancharoen; Talks About What He Wants to do in a Feature Version!

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If you’re a Mortal Kombat fan, yesterday was Christmas.  That’s because an awesome short film called Mortal Kombat: Rebirth hit the net and it featured a gritty, real world approach to the material.  Featuring Michael Jai White, Jeri Ryan, martial artists Lateef Crowder, Ian Anthony Dale and Matt Mullins, the short film has been getting nothing but positive write-ups across the cyberspace.  You really should check it out.

But the big story was what was the purpose and who made the short.  Some guessed it was for an unannounced feature film, and others thought it might be for a new Mortal Kombat game.

When word got out it was directed by Kevin Tancharoen (Fame), I was kind of stunned. After all, who would have thought the guy who made Fame would have directed an awesome Mortal Kombat short.  Thankfully, I had Tancharoen’s email and reached out to see if he wanted to talk about how the short came together and why he wanted to make it.  If you’d like to know a lot more, hit the jump to either read or listen to our interview.  I’ve also included some highlights as bullet points:

Some highlights:

  • They shot the short film over two days on two RED cameras
  • Started in early April and it took 2 months to do the post production.  Most people donated their time.  The short was made for $7,500
  • Knew if he was going to get a chance at a genre picture, he’d have to show he could do it on his own.  This is a calling card for a chance at making the next Mortal Kombat feature film and it’s his vision for how he’d do it.
  • No one at any studio knew he was doing the short
  • Oren Uziel wrote the short.  He’s currently listed on IMDb to write the next Mortal Kombat movie at Warner Bros.
  • Says he wants to make a movie that balances the real world with the mysticism and the special powers.  Compares it to the way Harry Potter exists in two worlds.  As in there are two universes that coexist with each other.
  • Confirms “fatalities” are definitely in his movie.  He wants to put them in the tournament in an “organic way”
  • Definitely would use “get over here” (the classic line from the game)
  • Michael Jai White plays Jax Briggs in the short and he’d definitely be a part of the feature.
  • Says Scorpion is the bad guy and will stay a bad guy
  • They only had 4 hours to shoot the big fight scene

Kevin TancharoenHere’s the full interview that was done just a few hours ago. If you liked the short and want to know how it all came together, you’ll really like this interview.  You can either read the transcript below or listen to the audio by clicking here.

Finally, a big thank you to Kevin Tancharoen for giving me his time today…

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Collider: So let’s just jump on in.  This thing came out of left field on yesterday.  It was everywhere.  So how long ago did this project first get started?

Kevin Tancharoen:  I had been thinking about this for awhile now.  Just in passing, I’ve always had these conversations about “Mortal Kombat” because everyone was talking about rebooting the movie.  I guess that’s the popular term everyone uses now.  Reboot, reboot, let’s just take everything and reboot it.  Of course I had my opinions on it, because of the first two movies, and because I was such an avid fan of the game.  I was a quarter dispenser, and I don’t know how much I spent over at the Sherman Oaks golf course, whatever that place is called now.  Right by the Galleria.  And I had a lot of opinions on it.   I really, really thought that something special could be made there.  And it got to a point where we just kept talking about it, and I just had to do it.  It took over a two-month span of time.  I shot this whole thing in two days on two Red cameras that were donated to me with a group of friends who all believed in the cause.  We shot it at Lacey Street Studios on Saturday and Sunday afternoon and we just kind of had fun with it.  It all started at the beginning of April and it took two months to do all the post and the editing.  I edited it myself and the visual effects were great people donating their time.  It turned out to be pretty awesome.  I was very, very happy about it.  It’s one of those passion projects that lived in my head.  The technology is so accessible now.  There’s was no reason why I shouldn’t do it, so I did it.  I’m very, very happy that people are responding well to it.  I know that there’s definitely a handful of purists that have their opinions on the mysticism and the mythos of Mortal Kombat.  But I do have an answer for that: this is just a prelude to what my movie version would be.  And of course, when you’re working by yourself, you have a limited resource of budget.  I made this thing for $7,500.  I couldn’t go balls-to-the-wall on visual effects.  I had to utilize what I could and make the best of it.  I want the mysticism to be treated carefully and with integrity.  We just kind of went for it, and did it.  And everyone was available, they believed in the project.  We picked up the camera, and we went, and we didn’t stop.

It’s just funny when — I think one of the things that a lot of people thought was interesting was that the guy who directed Fame: hardcore Mortal Kombat fan.

KT:  Yeah, yeah, here’s the thing about that.  Though I had some success in the choreography realm and if you look at my background it’s more plastered with Britney Spears, and dance fights, and Pussycat Dolls.  But ever since I was a kid, and this has never changed, the first thing I did was take karate.  Forever, I’ve been nothing but a lover of comic books and video games.  I’ve been immersed in the fanboy culture.  That’s me as a person.  And somehow, because I got really savvy with the technology, I was able to utilize MPC and Pro Tools and really get into music, it steered me in the direction of the pop music scene and choreography and stage directing.  My heart has always been deeply immersed in fanboy culture.  As a kid, all I wanted to do was be a Ninja Turtle who morphed to a Power Ranger.  As long as I was in the suit, I was going to be happy, because I just wanted to be in the suit.  I think, of course, for the people that know me, this is not really a shock.  Because they know that this is my love.  And I do understand that it’s crazy to see such a shift in genre.  But this is what I want to do, and this is what I’ve always wanted to do, and am very passionate about.  And I knew that because I’ve always been in the performance world, if I ever wanted to make a genre picture, I had to do it myself first.  So that was another reason why I felt like I should do this.  And I went for it.

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Oh, no, I definitely think that sometimes you have to show people rather than tell people for them to understand where you’re coming from.

KT:  Especially nowadays, we’re just coming into a world where people are very skeptical of taking your word anymore.  And you can’t just really draw a storyboard or concept art, because the technology is so available that they kind of expect you to have already made it.  Seeing these handful of films from really great talent out there — I think The Raven was one.  Pixels was one.  Carl Erik Rinsch is obviously a very good commercial director.  But when his short films came out, everyone really responded to them.  It’s such a unique tool for younger filmmakers now more than ever.  And to not use that, I think is a mistake.  I think it’s great that younger filmmakers are really able to showcase their work on the web.  Because the social networking is so huge now.  It’s such a great testing ground.  There’s no reason to not do it.

So the big question is, did the studio, or anybody involved with the video game or anybody know you were doing this?

KT:  No.  They did not. (Laughs) This was something I did completely on my own.  However, there is a little bit of a tie-in, because I happen to be friends with Oren Uziel. And since we’re friends, I just called him up and said “Listen, I want to do this.  This is what I have in mind.  I want it to be contained, because I am not a studio with endless amounts of cash.”  Then we started storyboarding from there, and started calling my friends, and started pulling as many favors as I possibly could.   And I was thrilled that they all said yes.  (Laughs)

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One of the things that, looking at the comments online and something that I like about it is the whole — you’re setting it in the real world without the supernatural thing.  So everyone is sort of — it’s a very real-world, grounded kind of feel.  Obviously, a lot of fans out there are probably hoping you are going to land being able to do the movie.  Is this your take on what would be your feature film?

KT:  Oh, yeah.  Definitely, this is my take on what I would want to do with Mortal Kombat.  I would love it if Warner Bros. wanted to do it this way.  But I was so passionate about doing this, that I just had to pick up the camera and do it.  Now like I said, because I am such a fan of the Mortal Kombat series, I know there’s a lot of concern about the mysticism and the special powers and all that kind of stuff.  Well, like I said, this is really designed — the short so far is really designed like a prologue to the movie. Now, in a movie version, I am going to have that mysticism there, but it has to be done in a very tasteful way.  I wouldn’t like it too campy or too cheesy.  I know this is a weird analogy, but it’s the best one I can think of right now.  It’s kind of like when in Harry Potter, there’s two universes that coexist with each other.  There’s the real world, and then you get on the train and then you go to Hogwart’s, and that’s where all the magic is.  It was actually kind of similar in the first Mortal Kombat, too.  They had to get on the ship and go to the island, and that’s where all the crazy stuff happened.

Mortal-Kombat-Rebirth-imageSo that’s essentially what I want to do with this movie, but I want to do it tastefully.  I don’t want it to be over the top, too much wirework.  I think one of the reasons why I chose such a gritty, grounded base was because I am such a huge fan of movies like Flashpoint, Kill Zone, The Protector, Ong-bak.  I came at that from a choreography end and lately I’ve been a little tired of the wirework Crouching Tiger style of martial arts and really gravitated towards a hard hitting, in-your-face, ground-and-pound, just going for it kind of martial arts when Tony Jaa burst into the pop zeitgeist.  So that was one thing I did want to make sure I was going to be able to do, and it wasn’t going to be too over the top with fireballs and electricity.  Even though I do want to have that in there.  But I really feel like there has to be limitations to it.  There has to be rules.  Because when you take a special move, and you make it indisposable, to me it’s no longer special.  It has to all come from something that has a little bit of limitation to it.  I think whenever I talk about stuff like this, I always give the analogy of the whole Matrix trilogy.  I personally only really love the first one, because I feel like that’s the only one that had personal stakes with Neo.  He had limitations.  He had obstacles that he had to overcome.  His powers were limited.  But once you got him there, it was amazing.  The other two, not so much.  When he turned into a CG character, and he has the big metal pipe, and he’s killing eight thousand versions of Agent Smith. When I saw that for the first time, I felt like Peter Griffin trying to make it through Failure to Launch.  He got up and just said, “Done.”  I tuned out it because it wasn’t real for me anymore.  I didn’t really feel like there were any obstacles to overcome.  So with all that mysticism, I want to infuse it.  But I also want to infuse it with a little bit more of a demonic presence, as opposed to an Asian mysticism presence, so that it feels a little bit more evil.  That’s the thing about Mortal Kombat.  I love that it was all the bad things.  It was evil, it was bloody.  It was your way of being twelve and rebelling.  “I’m not gonna play Sonic the Hedgehog — I’m gonna play Mortal Kombat.”  I definitely want to incorporate all of that stuff, but I want to incorporate it in a very tasteful way.  Not in an over the top, campy way, where everyone one is just throwing fireballs, and throwing electricity, and having an unlimited supply of special moves.  Because then, if you do that, to me they’re not special anymore at all.  And I want to incorporate all of the very iconic things that have made Mortal Kombat so special.  I think, obviously one of the more iconic ones is Scorpion having a flaming skull.  However, you have to take in mind that that’s also Ghost Rider.  You have to really be clever with how you’re going to do that.  You can’t just do it again.  It just won’t look good anymore.  So that would be my movie version if I ever get to be lucky enough to to do something like that.

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Obviously Mortal Kombat, the original game, had limited characters.  And as the sequels kept going, they kept on adding more and more characters.  Do you see yourself — say you were able to make the movie.  And also, with the short that you did, was there a purposeful choosing of the characters that you got?  And where’s the line, if you did make a movie, between the realistic characters and the almost fantasy characters.

KT:  I wanted to put some grit in the fantasy characters.  Like with Reptile, I found a very interesting way, I think, of making him feel real.  Even though, of course, in real life it would never be that extreme.  Now the line that has to be drawn is I don’t want to go so crazy and just have so many damn characters that you can’t track — I think a lot of movies actually suffer that flaw where all of a sudden there’s too many.  The only thing useful I can come up with is the second Transformers and the third Spider-Man and it was like, I had no idea who I should watch anymore.  There’s just too many people.  I did want to make sure it feels focused.  Now in this short I made, these characters made the most sense, conceptually, to carry out a clean narrative.  Now, I love Liu Kang, but Liu Kang has been told already in the first and second movies.  Now I want Liu Kang for the tournament.  I don’t want to have to follow him as the main protagonist because that would be repeating the first movie.  Of course, as a kid, to me there were only two characters that I loved.  And it was Scorpion, and Sub-Zero.  And the fact that we haven’t seen their rivalry played out, I think, is a shame.  Because I really want to see that story.  To me there’s nothing better than a really, really good rivalry against each other, and a revenge tale.  It’s all so, to me, gratifying.  I wanted to utilize Scorpion, because he is arguably the most iconic of the Mortal Kombat franchise.  There are key words that pop up when you say Mortal Kombat.  There’s the techno theme song, obviously.  There’s “Fatality.”  There’s “Flawless victory.”  There’s “babality.”  And there’s “Get over here.”  That’s one of the big ones.  I wanted to take the bad guy and make him one of the leads of the movie.  I always think it’s interesting when you can have a three dimensional character like that be at the forefront of the film.  And I think Jax is such a real character.  I would love to see how he got his metal arms.  I thought that was great.  Sonya’s also such a classic character.  Everyone knows Sonya.  I did want to utilize the most iconic characters and not get too carried away with the over the top nature that you can get away with in video games, but not necessarily in cinema.  So I probably wouldn’t have people like Cyrax.  I would have people like Kabal.  But not Cyrax. Stryker is another interesting character.  I would definitely like to explore Kitana and Kung Lao.

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I definitely want to ask you…”fatalaties”.  That’s like the most iconic word with Mortal Kombat.  How do you plan to — is there a plan in your brain for how to put “fatalities” into the movie.

KT:  I would definitely have them.  The thing about the first film was that it had to be tamed down so much for the audience.  There’s a part of me that understand that, but then there’s a huge part of me that’s like “Guys, Mortal Kombat was very popular for very specific reasons.”  I was so angry when they came out with the Super Nintendo version of Mortal Kombat and the blood was gone.  It was like sweat and sand and I was really pissed off.  And then they came out with a cheat where you can turn the sweat red.  It still wasn’t the Mortal Kombat that I wanted.  In the arcades, we would all cheer when someone actually knew how to do a fatality.  So I would want to incorporate a good amount.  Not over the top, where it feels like we’re just doing it for shock value.  But I think Sub-Zero has a great fatality.  I think Scorpion has a great fatality and I think Kano has a great fatality.  These are all the original.  I would go back to Mortal Kombat 1, 2, and 3, and adhere to those fatalities.  Because those are the ones that I feel everyone kind of remembers, and really has a nostalgic value to them.  I would incorporate them in the tournament aspect in a very organic way.

And what about the, of course, “get over here?”  And certain lines like that, obviously.  Is there a plan for certain characters to use those?

KT:  Yeah, of course.  I would definitely save that to the end.  It’s got to be one of those moments.  It’s got to be like “the movie moment”, when he finally says “get over here.”  If you have them say it throughout the movie, it’s not really special anymore.  But I want to make a huge moment of that.  You gotta have that moment where you think…in classic form you think Scorpion is about to die to his enemy and then he finally gets up and he says the iconic line and then starts kicking ass.  You want to have that.  And I 100% plan on using that.  You have to.  There’s just no way around it.  I even had to include it in the short because, I don’t know, there’s something about the way tonally that expression is said in the video game that just rings in my brain on, like, a broken record.  I just wanted to make sure I included it in the short.  But yes, there’s definitely a plan to have that movie moment, when he finally says “get over here” towards the end of the film.

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You have Michael Jai White as the police captain.  Obviously, the guy is just an incredible — he’s so good with action.  I’m assuming that if you’re able to do something that his character would be somehow involved with the battle.

KT:  One hundred percent.  He’s Jax Briggs.  He’s the detective from the real world.  And that’s actually part of the story of the original Mortal Kombat.  He’s part of a special unit that deals with the Outworld program.  I think having a grounded character in the mix here is very important.  That’s why I had Sonya and Jax be such important characters in the short film.  Because if I were to ever do a feature version of it, I do feel like their presence is extremely valuable to be thrust into that world.

You have Scorpion being the sort of protagonist of the short for the feature.  So is the plan for the character to basically — I guess a lot of people are always apprehensive about seeing the villain turned for good.  Is your plan to keep it so he’s just the villain, and he just happens to be —

KT:  Listen, Scorpion is the bad guy and will stay a bad guy.  His motives are personal.  It’s not to help out anybody.  It’s to get Sub-Zero.  If Jax and Sonya can coattail off of that revenge, awesome.  But Scorpion does not care.  He’s going after one thing, and one thing only.  And I personally love that.  I don’t want to see Scorpion go soft.  Do I think Scorpion can be flawed?  Absolutely.  There’s no such thing as an interesting character that’s just one dimensional.  I love it when the bad guy is at the forefront because you’re able to tell so many different stories that are not so conventional.  And I love that.  I really do.  I think there’s a lot of that kind of style of storytelling, I personally only see in Korea.  I would love to see that kind of new main character be told here.  I obviously respond to movies like A Bittersweet Life and Oldboy where this guy has one motive.  It’s very clear, and he goes after it.  And it’s never wholesome.  But for some reason you’re very engaged in his cause, and that’s exactly what I would hope to achieve with Scorpion, because I think he’s such a cool character, a really cool character.  Him and Sub-Zero are both, to me, will be the main Mortal Kombat icons.

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What’s your reaction to getting almost a million views, as I am talking to you, on YouTube in 24 hours?

KT:  I am so happy because I’m a huge fan of social networking and I feel like it’s such a unique tool for young filmmakers like me.  You know at first I was just making this to prove to Warner Bros, but then I sent the link privately to some friends for their opinions.  All of the sudden it was on some websites.  I freaked out for a minute, but I couldn’t stop it at that point.  And I was extremely nervous about this one.  Because what I wanted more than anything was support from the fans who like this kind of stuff.  And the fact that this is overwhelmingly positive so far — obviously you can’t please everyone, and there’s going to be a handful of people who don’t like it.  Even on Youtube, if you look at the likes/dislikes, it’s about 95% good.  The negative 5% is there, but I even think some of that negativity will be lifted once they know what I plan to do with the mysticism side of it all.  Like Raiden’s not going to be an electrician with lasers on his forearm or anything like that.  I have no interest in doing anything like that.  I just thought Baraka was a cool character and I know there’s — you know, on comment blogs you get a lot of mixed things.  And there’s obviously a lot of questions about race, but I don’t understand why that’s such an issue when Nick Fury is Sam Jackson.  I took the liberty of making Baraka a real.  I wanted to ground as much as I could in the prologue that leads us up to the tournament.  So I’m overwhelmed by the fan reaction because I did not expect for it to be this… viral, I guess?  I don’t even know if it’s considered viral yet, I just know that a lot of people are questioning it, and liking it, and watching it.  And I am more than happy that there’s a large group of fans who really like it, and that’s all I’m happy about.  I’m very happy about that.

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Switching gears completely, let’s ask — obviously, you wrapped Fame like a year ago.  I don’t even know how long ago it was now.  A year and a half?  It was a little while.  You got this.  Have you been developing other things?

KT:  I am developing two or three other things, but it’s such in a phase that I can’t talk about it right now.  But I definitely plan on telling everyone what it is in the next two months.  Obviously the past two months I’ve focused on doing this, and once you’re passionate about something and you do it, you can’t stop doing it.  So now that I’m done with it, I can focus on the other projects that I was getting started.  But I’ll have to let you know about those projects in a couple months.

Oh no, totally.  Do you have any sort of behind-the-scenes videos or any other stuff that fans can maybe look forward to seeing?  Or are you just keeping this short as “That’s it”?

KT:  Originally it was just the short, and that’s it.  But I didn’t even know if there would be an appetite for more.  Yes, we have behind-the-scenes footage.  Of course I had someone there shooting all the footage and the behind-the-scenes work and that kind of stuff.  But we didn’t do anything with it.  It was kind of my personal video.  I didn’t edit it or anything so it would act as a featurette.  But if it’s something that fans want to see, I would definitely put it out.  The fight scene was also cut down a little bit.  We only had four hours to shoot that.  So I was running and gunning.  Me and the fight choreographer had bigger plans, but then once you get there on set, and there’s so many other obstacles to jump over, you have to start trimming.  But there is a longer version of that fight that has a little bit more groundwork.  Like, MMA groundwork.  That slowed us down in the short film, but was pretty cool on its own.  Maybe I’ll release that as well.

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I think a lot of people really dig the design you came up with for some of the characters.  Often what happens is when, say, studios have characters they do these character posters.  So my question is, did you guys have anybody on set taking any still images of some of the characters that could be released for people as screensavers.

KT:  Yeah, yeah, definitely.  We took a lot of pictures of the makeup for Reptile and Johnny Cage and all the others.  We definitely had on-set photography.  What I’d be very interested in is releasing those photos and seeing if there’s anyone out there willing to make awesome posters.  Because that’s something I didn’t do.  But yeah, I would love to release those photos and things like that.  If I can get my hands on them and get the photographer’s permission, then yeah.  I think that’s something that would be really cool.

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  • Joe

    great job i hope u get a chance at it

    • Anonymous

      New details are here. Even if the story was revamped. It looks great! Review of MK Rebirth 2010

    • paul

      this movie when will it be on the big screen i cant wait to see it i think we all wont to see it i wont to see more

  • VALENTINEproductions

    Tgis short is pretty sweet. I like the real world stuff but really miss the mystic stuff too. I like his ideas. I say give this guy some money and let him go.

  • http://twitter.com/TheSmellyGuy Sir Mix-A-Lot

    THIS MUST GET MADE ASAP!!!!!!

  • Duffer81

    love it hope it happens

  • Syraphym

    Oh please deities in heaven, let this man get the deal.

    • Kobrakai

      Seconded, thirded, fourtheded

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  • Jonny Cage

    Please, if there is a God…….let this movie happen

    • Pathos’ Perks

      You must know there’s a God…Didn’t you see him one of the 3/4 times you were killed? I know at least A God brought you back to life…

  • Guest

    Holy crap this looks awesome. All that needs to be said.

  • kfizz

    I think it was cool but the whole job with the mythos around the game kinda seem a little off.

    • chassi98

      Its a short……. It’s seven minutes long…. how the heck is he going to fit all this crap people are whining about in this short, when he is trying to get a movie deal. This looks awesome bottom line. And if you read the interview at all you would know that he certainly plans to add the mysticism, but it won’t be cheesy like MK1. Warner Bros. this is certainly better than some of the crap you’ve been shoveling out lately get him signed.

      • Dankface13

        I agree.. I read the interview and see all the positive feedback so I dont know why they wouldn’t remake this.

      • Biglman1990

        Fag -__-

      • Biglman1990

        sorry wrong one

      • Horsec0ck

        stupid prick -_-

      • Erik Pena

        i made dankface 13 like rebirth movie

      • Jacobflores

        ur a bitch

      • Erik Pena

        you are right but it is like mortal kombat armegeddon every body comes back to life

      • Erik Pena

        you are right but it is like mortal kombat armegeddon every body comes back to life

  • Chupa23

    Why even attach “Mortal Kombat” to the title when it doesn't even resemble the MK universe in any way whatsoever even remotely?

    • MKfangirl1986

      if you remember even in the original MK movies they started out in the “real” world, and in the video games they had playing fields in outworld, the real world, and the tournament site. MK is about reality vs mysticism and if it was just about the MK universe(which is actually only outworld) it wouldn’t have some of the best characters (like Lui Kang, Johnny Cage, Jaxs, and Sonya, all of whom are from the real world) so dont complain, just be thankful someone with a real vision is taking up the franchise.

    • Lankyazza

      @chupa23.. your so stupid.. pay attention to the names of the characters which are from the mk games. this is about making mortal kombat more appealing to a cinematic audience you dumb fuck..

    • Wmw14424

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    • Biglman1990

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  • http://sixarmedsamurai.1up.com Mike

    This was lots of fun. I'd prefer Mortal Kombat myself, but if this were to get made it would be nice too.

  • Rocksexton

    Kevin, please FOR THE LOVE OF GOD just don't go too crazy trying to ground all the characters. I understand you had a small budget so you had major limitations on how you could represent these iconic characters…… but guys like Baraka and Reptile have never been human. Lord knows there are enough human characters to add to the mix (Kung Lao, Lui Kang, Stryker, Jax, etc etc). If all the evil characters are just sadistic serial killers, it's not nearly as interesting. Not to mention coming up with all the wild “explanations” for the baddies like you did with Baraka and Reptile would start to be overkill and campy.

    The first film had the mysticism. This has the edgy, dark tone. Please marry the two. It would be a Mortal Kombat fan's dream.

  • Wlocenterprises

    Awesome I hope he gets to do the feature Film

  • Scott

    Holy shit I can't believe how much this guy knows about this stuff. I think he would kill it if given the chance.

  • dealrant

    I disagree. I mean yes, they're not 100% human but the short was so sweet because it reminded me of Dark Knight (the only good super hero franchise). It was REAL! It wasn't cheesy. The fight scene were incredible. it was DARK! Mortal Kombat should be dark and the short was freakin awesome.

    I only disagree that it should be mythical. If it's mythical make it very sparse. I like the idea of freezing and magic powers but i HATE the idea of it not being dark. DARK DARK DARK! And MJ White is incredible.

    Go Kevin! Good luck mate

    • Etcfurniture

      I disagree with your disagreement, If you need to change the source material that badly then write a different story and forget mk all together. BTW xmen, spider man, iron man? You mean the only good DC franchise! Baraka is an alien, reptile is an alien, next we will do a superman movie with absolutely no powers because we want to ground it in reality too right? Though I am sure that is what they are going to try to do….

  • RockSexton

    It's funny you mention The Dark Knight because this kind of felt like The Dark Kombat. Nolan was able to do that because the story of Batman is grounded in reality. It wasn't like they were taking a demonic, otherworld Joker and making him human, so the transition was smoother. The short film bordered being Mortal Kombat only in name because of an overly aggressive approach at being grounded in reality.

    Take Marvel's upcoming movie Thor ….. they aren't abandoning the fact that Thor and Asgard are not of this Earth.

    It being dark is but one piece of the puzzle. Mortal Kombat is all about fatalities, blood, and mysticism. Always will be.

    • Etcfurniture

      Thank you! I could not have said it better! All these lame producers and directors that see someone get something right by being creative and then try to apply the formula on something else completely missing the point of needing to be fresh and creative. Nolan did it right for that particular story and franchise, that doesnt mean we need to ground everything else in dark brooding reality. Mortal Kombat needs that mix of violence, culture, color, and mysticism that make the games so great. It just needs to be handled by somebody that respects the source material and can envision how to make it feel like reality.

      • A Everett1287

        Where does it say mysticism is gone? In that interview, WHERE ON EARTH DID IT SAY THAT?
        I mean, if it did, I really need to go back to school or something, because my reading comprehension is way off. I mean… WAY off, because I read the exact opposite.

  • Iron_souledsamurai

    I agree

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  • JDeRieux

    If Paranormal Activity got the attention it did from being a movie festival hit then holy crap who in there right mind would not buy into this a put money behind this idea because the effects that were used here for 7500 dollars are on the level of Batman and look at how huge of a success that “rebooted” series was… I haven't been to the movies since the release of “The Dark Knight” but my god if this comes out I will for sure be there for the release. Major props for the short film this is awesome and I have goose bumps just typing this…..

  • dealrant

    I completely agree that it should be dark, fatalities, blood. 100%.

    However, call me a skeptic but it's very hard for me to see the mysticism only because it's never done right. It's cheesy and campy. I like the take that baraka made the blades into himself and reptile has a disease (that's real btw). It makes it more real which makes the fantasy more real. Now if they somehow do some magic that is in some tibetan mountain, i'd be ok with it (read: batman begins) bc i could sort of believe that. But if Shang Tsung starts morphing, I think that'd be just too over the top. I dont think it could be done right. It takes something dark and makes it cheesy.

    But I guess my taste is different. I HATED spiderman (3 i almost walked out of), and i hated superman, xmen was ok, (2 was great bc of the beginning fight scene). BB and DK were the best bc they were real. Just my 2 cents.I think you could make it real or 90% real and have another huge success like dark knight. It's not a surprise it did 1bil. I think if MK was done right it could get close

  • Andrew

    Oh Man… I hope to god this movie gets made, It will be Soo AWESOME!!!!!!!!

  • RockSexton

    I respect your opinion, but you're too infatuated with The Dark Knight. Mortal Kombat is it's own franchise. To piggyback Nolan's take is lazy and uninspired. Again Nolan could afford to do that because the Batman storyline is not rooted in fantasy. MK deserves to have it's roots honored just like Batman'd did. Nolan changed the tone, not where story came from.

    Look, I hated those movies you listed as much as you did, but it was because of poor execution, not because they weren't “real”. That's the difference, because many of this big film companies want to ride the coats of the “name” of the franchise, pump out a summer blockbuster for a quick $500 million and call it a night. Again, I point to a company like Marvel who cares about it's properties and isn't selling out it's roots with it's films. If MK is going to mimic anyone it should be them.

    • Xrook1

      one of the reason the comic book to movie transition usually fails is the director putting his own lame spin on it (not saying the short was lame) instead of sticking to the comic. A comic that is a success is successful all by itself. If batman, spiderman, x-men were never comics, would the movies have been as big as they are?…the comics are successful, so stick to them,… MK is successful, stick to its script. The short is by far a step in the right direction as far as being dark and gritty but it definitely needs to stick to the script. its understandable that you can’t always fit every detail into a two hour movie and so to help cover alot of ground you might have to change a few things but use discretion and make sure it doesn’t take away from the feel or core content of the story. to me, the first MK movie had A very good strong moment… the iconic shot of scorpion and sub zero’s first appearance on the ship. when shang tsung introduces them.. the camera zooms in on their faces, their contacts and make-up looked great, YOU CAN’T ASK FOR A BETTER LOOKING SHOT, that part is probly the darkest scene in the whole flick, yes darker than scorpion and jonny cages fight, … if u gonna make a movie, recreate that scene and build the rest of the movie around THAT 1 SCENE

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  • http://twitter.com/Vondruke Sonova Vondruke

    Hey Mr. Tancharoen, i'm sure someone's told you by now, but if not.. Nick Fury is black in the Ultimates storyline, in fact they asked Sam Jackson if they could use his likeness.

  • Guestlo

    superman donners versions is the best and only good super hero movie

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  • James

    Stfu.

    • Wmw14424

      I agree this movie needs to be made now. so stfu Chupa23. Bitch face

      • Horsec0ck

        Go suck horse choda

  • guest3333

    dark movies are always the best another movie to look at is the watchmen great movie and roarshack was the best character because he was so dark.. the darker and less mysticim mortal kombat is the better..

    • Rocksexton

      I love The Watchmen …. but they were “comic book” characters that is why there is no mysticism and the explanations are grounded in reality.

      • sydh

        What about the green goblin in the Spider-Man franchise? They converted the pumpkin-throwing “creature” goblin into something more realistic, making it a suit and using bombs instead of exploding pumpkins. My point is, even if you think that Spider-Man is a crappy movie, this is what Kevin is trying to do, he’s giving it a more realistic and darker feeling. I’d rather see a darker, creepier, grotesque movie, than a mystic “stick the the story” one. After all – it’s Mortal Kombat, I want top-notch fighting, blood and gore, and i want it to be raw as hell!

      • Xrook1

        i definitely feel what you are saying,… same thing with x-men (for the record – i think it was horrible), wolverine didn’t have his signature suit. probly would of looked corney. just like exploding pumpkins would have been cheesy. so to a certain extent some things have to be changed to come across more effective in a movie.. but thinking about it.. MK is the sick, twisted, pyschotic version of x-men. Think about it, … (for the record – all 3 x-men movies where really bad but the graphics were nice)

      • Zombietears

        the short looks sick…i really hope it gets made so i can go watch it 3x in the theatre..subzero HAS to steal the show!!!!!!

      • Clerks95

        I get the feeling you didn’t read the interview your just commenting

    • Etcfurniture

      And yet you bring up an excellent sample of a movie that is true to source material, like the big blue transparent glowing guy…. only proving that mysticism should stay in Mortal Kombat

    • Funkid18

      bullshit, mortal kombat was built on mystiscm, blood and the gore. Parents, wanted to band the damn game. This movie is cool,but it looks more like a darker version of the dark knight, mixed with street fighter. Sub-zero, looks like Mr. freeze.

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  • Shefyg

    Totaly gonna watch it if it gets to be a full movie

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  • Hosedem

    it's not MK. Just typical action movie and very boring. People, stop it!!!

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  • Adastra14

    For once im praying in my life ….

    Get This Made!

  • Mutantmagnet

    I'm glad to know we are thinking on similar wavelengths. I hope you are tapped to direct the film. I am concerned though about the writer who is going to work on this movie. The dialogue was flawed and the plot inconsistencies were very large. I would prefer the plot issues become minimized when writing the script.

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  • Kung Lao

    MK is a Relic…personally i think God should direct it!!LOL…but this genius will do fine…great work!

  • Iltcnicodeicomputer

    Fantastico uomo ONU E ', lasciatelo tariffa, e Il piu bel mk Che SI Ricordi, mk Vero Nazioni Unite, SEI UN DIO continua cosi, ti adoro, sei grande, vieni tal quale cortometraggio Che hai Realizzato

  • Iltecnicodeicomputer

    Il Tuo commento scrivi qui.il piu bel mk Che SI Ricordi continua cosi, SI Che tempo condensato e mk, solo DIO UN te poteva venire realizzarlo

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  • Dima

    Please make a full-featured movie with same actors!
    Will go to cinema 3 times personally and will buy a dvd later!!!

  • Nospamplz

    Sorry dude, you just can't have lizard people in your movie and expect it to be taken seriously. This guy proved you can take Mortal Kombat seriously like Chris Nolan proved you can take Batman seriously.

    • Rocksexton

      My how broad you stroke that paint brush. That would mean ALL movies with fantasy-like characters are doomed, which we know is absolutely not true. The Dark Night is it’s own film and a comic book film grounded in reality. That is NOT Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat is fighting, fatalities, and mysticism. Always will be. You take the mysticism away and complete go away from their origins and change their appearances drastically – well then you only have MK in name.

      Anyways, in regards to your lizard people comment …. you’re not even comparing apples to apples (fantasy fighting film vs. comic book) but since you’re allowed to step out of bounds so will I ….. The Na’vi from Avatar. They aren’t a real race? That movie was successful no?

      • fan

        I totaly agree with you. I mean, you don’t have to make every aspect of mortal kombat grounded reality because then it wouldn’t be mortal kombat, it would be some cheasy action movie. I want to see the mysticism and it could work if you do it right. As in the video game, there was magic and stuff like that but it was also very dark and this guy just needs a way to fuse the two and I’m sure it would turn out great.

        PS> sub-zero kicks ass!!!

      • Xrook1

        After carefully reading many of the comments here’s my input. I agree with the mass majority in that this short looks great, it looks promising. Everything else outside of this short is speculation. The biggest obstacle which many of you guys have posted on here so far is balancing realism with mysticism. Can it be done. absolutely, but the task can be very very daunting. Me personally, i think the asian community does a great job in converting comics into movies..although MK wasn’t originally a comic, getting asian special effects artist, cinematographers, will help. Movies like “The Storm Riders, A man called hero, Curse of the Golden Flower, Dragon Tiger Gate, “Assassin” which came out this year”, and most of all, for its hand to hand coreography, “Final Fantasy: the advent children”. All of these movies possess a strong asset that MK needs.. i could go on and on with this topic, the key here is Asian Collaboration.

      • Xrook1

        by the way,.. who better to play jax than michael jae white.. it doesn’t get better than that… personal request, i like ninjas…. some way, some how, keep the ninja suits

      • Ilikepie

        You would be correct but the point of this new take on the movie is that MK has already been done in the past with lots of mysticism and it was a bit on the cheesy/campy side. This is a new take on things and a lot of people have responded well to it.

    • Etcfurniture

      Changing the source material of any story is not taking it seriously. This short film is taking the lazy route. Chris Nolans Batman is still true to the source material. Dropping the batmobile and the batsuit, would be as irresponsible as making baraka a body piercing fool. This short video is as crappy as the prior attempt to make street fighter chun li a grounded movie. CRAP!

  • Nospamplz

    He's already said Raiden won't be human. He'll be the god of thunder.

    • Bonds2526

      He really did’t say, to much of anything about raiden. He just said that he wouldn’t be a guy lasers coming out of his forearms. This movie could trun out to be just another DBZor tekkken movie.

  • Guest

    If you're a Mortal Kombat fan, yesterday was not Christmas. If you're someone who remembers MK but never really cared all that much for it, you probably loved the short.

  • Blively

    amazing. I hope he makes it. I would go see it twice in the first week at least

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  • Vucub Came

    I want to see that movie so please get it done as soon as possible !!! The idea to put up an connection between the real and surreal world is brilliant and also making my favorite MK-Character the protagonist….thumbs up. I really cant wait to see that thing !!!!

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/IQBLSF2PSHOS5A62EAFCWOQGN4 Christos

    Great work on the short film and totally support a bigger project. Liked the dark tone and the more realistic touch but never forget, if Sub-Zero couldn't freeze his enemies he would only be a ninja. Good luck!

  • Great Kung Lao

    Hello, Kevin Tancharoen, and listen to me carefully:
    Baraka is a tarkatan leader from Outworld – he is not human freak!!! He is not human, understand?
    Reptile is a raptor from Zaterra realm, got it? He is not human with disease!!! Understand?
    Scorpion is a dead ninja, bent on revenge.
    Why you want make fantastic MK universe to reality? I know, I read that you are hardcore MK fan, but you still want make Baraka and Reptile humans, are you crazy? It must never happen, please. Don't touch background of characters from MK games, please, leave it be! Nobody instead of MK Team couldn't make a good storyline of characters, you must understand that.
    Shang Tsung must stay sorcerer, not some kind of yakuza. And it concern everything, what you destroy from fantastic and Asian MK universe in your trailer.
    Please, be smarter, you are hardcore fan of Mortal Kombat. Then you must understand, that fans need MK movie, which will be fully canon with games and its characters. You don't need imagine something by yourself – game already have everything, what we need. You just need to carry all of it on the screen of cinema.

    Still, I hope that WB give to you rights, but you must approve our expectations. It seems, that you understand all MK universe, which have many Asian mythology, martial arts, magic, Realms, Gods, dragons and etc. So don't touch it, just put it in your movie, but don't touch storyline of games and background of every character – they already perfect.
    I like that you want discover more about Kung Lao and Kitana. Kung Lao is my favorite character, be cause of him I've become fan of Mortal Kombat. So don't touch his hat, his teleport abilities and etc.
    Please, made a good screening of great game series. But don't make it too realistic, please. Hold balance between both, please.

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  • Imperial369

    Understanding hurts ?

    “Says he wants to make a movie that balances the real world with the mysticism and the special powers. Compares it to the way Harry Potter exists in two worlds. As in there are two universes that coexist with each other.”

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  • Rayrayflores92

    yo deadass make this movie i go 2 see it 1000 times nah scratch dat a million dis movie looks fukin great

  • Dmrfilms

    I've wanted them to make a new Mortal Kombat for so long. But this movie has nothing to do with mortal kombat. They just took the whole idea of MK and tried to make it realistic. Thats dissapointing because it has such an intresting story that can stretch so much further than the first two movies did. My problems with this short: Baraka is a Tarkatan alien not some mad scientist with dreads, Reptile is a humanoid reptilian creature not a deformed baby, Scorpion isn't a pussy, and when the fuck did it become acceptable to kill Johnny Cage, hes the best character in the series! Thats why the second movie sucked! I'd say the only positive things about this movie is that Michael Jai White is playing “Jax” (not Jacks-on like the short insisted) and the director stated that he wouldn't shy away from the gore, thats of course what the original movies lacked. But as a long time fan of MK I can truely say that this is very upsetting.

    • Heartofsorrow

      The second movie would have sucked if Johnny didn’t die and he is no where near the best in the series. That is like saying Dhalsim is the best in Street Fighter. Yes he is a good character but you can never say he is the best. By the way Scorpion wasn’t acting lie a pussy in this. He kept it by flat out saying I’m here because I choose to be. No more no less. Besides he did say he is trying to prove that he can get the job done. I do disagree with what he did with the character, but I do agree with what he is aiming for.

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  • Kostej

    Because of characters.
    Whole “MK universe” is inconsistent pile of shallow, random crap, if you'd ask me.
    The clip is awesome, ofc :)

  • David Savage

    NO NO NO!!! Scorpion has always been a NEUTRAL!!! For neither good or bad!!! Baraka is a totally different race as to is Reptile!!!

    The only reason for the so-called positiveness is because the newbie fans don't know the whole storyline of Mortal Kombat or the bio' of any MK character.

    The old school fans that had the time to study the characters,the bio's and the storylines don't like the changes to the storyline, the character origins and bio's.

    The changes are an insult to the franchise and the years of building up the origins and storylines that Ed Boon and the old MK crew had created.

    This is not Harry Potter… This is MORTAL KOMBAT for God sake!!!

  • Dmrfilms

    The dark knight wasn't that good and it has nothing to with MK, They should never be in the same conversation ever again.

    • Rocksexton

      My thoughts exactly.

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  • David Savage

    NO NO NO!!! Scorpion has always been a NEUTRAL!!! For neither good or bad!!! Baraka is a totally different race as to is Reptile!!!

    The only reason for the so-called positiveness is because the newbie fans don't know the whole storyline of Mortal Kombat or the bio' of any MK character.

    The old school fans that had the time to study the characters,the bio's and the storylines don't like the changes to the storyline, the character origins and bio's.

    The changes are an insult to the franchise and the years of building up the origins and storylines that Ed Boon and the old MK crew had created.

    This is not Harry Potter… This is MORTAL KOMBAT for God sake!!!

  • Dmrfilms

    i completely agree

  • David Savage

    NO NO NO!!! Scorpion has always been a NEUTRAL!!! For neither good or bad!!! Baraka is a totally different race as to is Reptile!!!

    The only reason for the so-called positiveness is because the newbie fans don't know the whole storyline of Mortal Kombat or the bio' of any MK character.

    The old school fans that had the time to study the characters,the bio's and the storylines don't like the changes to the storyline, the character origins and bio's.

    The changes are an insult to the franchise and the years of building up the origins and storylines that Ed Boon and the old MK crew had created.

    This is not Harry Potter… This is MORTAL KOMBAT for God sake!!!

  • David Savage

    NO NO NO!!! Scorpion has always been a NEUTRAL!!! For neither good or bad!!! Baraka is a totally different race as to is Reptile!!!

    The only reason for the so-called positiveness is because the newbie fans don't know the whole storyline of Mortal Kombat or the bio' of any MK character.

    The old school fans that had the time to study the characters,the bio's and the storylines don't like the changes to the storyline, the character origins and bio's.

    The changes are an insult to the franchise and the years of building up the origins and storylines that Ed Boon and the old MK crew had created.

    This is not Harry Potter… This is MORTAL KOMBAT for God sake!!!

    • A Everett1287

      You uhh… you really like saying the same thing like 12 times, I see.

      There’s a word for this. Oh yeah. TROLL.

  • David Savage

    NO NO NO!!! Scorpion has always been a NEUTRAL!!! For neither good or bad!!! Baraka is a totally different race as to is Reptile!!!

    The only reason for the so-called positiveness is because the newbie fans don't know the whole storyline of Mortal Kombat or the bio' of any MK character.

    The old school fans that had the time to study the characters,the bio's and the storylines don't like the changes to the storyline, the character origins and bio's.

    The changes are an insult to the franchise and the years of building up the origins and storylines that Ed Boon and the old MK crew had created.

    This is not Harry Potter… This is MORTAL KOMBAT for God sake!!!

    • William

      get over yourself David – this short looks awesome as do the follow up legacy shorts!

      they explain the characters and give them new dimensions and roles

      if you dont like it – dont watch it!

  • David Savage

    NO NO NO!!! Scorpion has always been a NEUTRAL!!! For neither good or bad!!! Baraka is a totally different race as to is Reptile!!!

    The only reason for the so-called positiveness is because the newbie fans don't know the whole storyline of Mortal Kombat or the bio' of any MK character.

    The old school fans that had the time to study the characters,the bio's and the storylines don't like the changes to the storyline, the character origins and bio's.

    The changes are an insult to the franchise and the years of building up the origins and storylines that Ed Boon and the old MK crew had created.

    This is not Harry Potter… This is MORTAL KOMBAT for God sake!!!

  • David Savage

    NO NO NO!!! Scorpion has always been a NEUTRAL!!! For neither good or bad!!! Baraka is a totally different race as to is Reptile!!!

    The only reason for the so-called positiveness is because the newbie fans don't know the whole storyline of Mortal Kombat or the bio' of any MK character.

    The old school fans that had the time to study the characters,the bio's and the storylines don't like the changes to the storyline, the character origins and bio's.

    The changes are an insult to the franchise and the years of building up the origins and storylines that Ed Boon and the old MK crew had created.

    This is not Harry Potter… This is MORTAL KOMBAT for God sake!!!

  • Nadir4edu

    Waiting for Full movie ………………….

  • Nadir4edu

    Where is Sub-Zero, please make a short film which shows Sub-Zero and his powers ……………….

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  • Tur61

    That's Fu***ng Awesome!!!
    I'll Wait That Movie So Long Time! And This Gave Me A Piece Of Hope For The REAL Mortal Kombat Movie!

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  • ejgf

    Sigh. Get over it. If you're going to have a movie with a Tarkatan alien, you might as well cut out the gore and make it a kids movie, because that's about a seriously as anyone is going to take it. God, I hate purists. Realize that different media need to be treated in different ways–there's no way to take all of the mysticism, fantasy, and science fiction from the video game and make a dark, intriguing film. It will just come across as campy. Let the director take a few liberties to make a better film, and if you don't want to see it, then stay home and jack off to your old Mortal Kombat games while the rest of us enjoy what looks like it could be a thrilling film.

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  • Frank M.

    Facebook Grup for the movie (with info on how to contact WB to suport the project), 432 members in one day:

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=127746020

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  • Micheal_th

    weldone, great/

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  • Dan

    make this now. plz.

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  • princeofcrime86

    This guy has earned the right to do the movie after putting this together and sounds like an absolute true fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise and I think has the potential to make one of the greatest things ever with the franchise. Please Warner Bros. hire this man to direct this movie! Love the fact that he is such a big fan of Scorpion and Sub-Zero as those were always my 2 favorite characters as well.

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  • Anotherfakeemail123

    So great to see old school gamers filtering through to different forms of media and having clout to do stuff like this.

    Please make an MK flick like this, it would be the best game-to-movie cross pollination in history.

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  • Greg

    The only thing I dislike about this is Johnny cage's death,I loved Cage in the 1st MK movie but was really angry when he dies in the 2nd at the very beginning.

  • LadyboyGaygay

    Please don't neglect SHAO KHAN if this comes to fruition.

    He's one of the most charismatic characters in the mythology and Shang Tsung as the lone 'boss' would be underwhelming.

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  • givemeabreak

    sub zero will be a disgruntled ice cream man who carries a liquid nitrogen tank.

  • Hugo

    We (fans) like! So you´ll get the call ;)

  • Thworldisyours

    Great great interview… This guy GETS IT and I wish him nothing but the best…

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  • Thworldisyours

    Oh yeah, have they actually written a script for the movie or is that still in the works? Would love to see this thing in theatres by 2012…

  • Guest

    Seriously, get over your fanboy-ism. You are not the only “fan” out there. And you're literally part of the 5% that want the story to be exactly the same. If that is possible, why don't all of the fanboys get together and save $7,500 and show us what you can do with it. Then maybe you can pitch YOUR version of MK to WB. Thanks.

  • Guest

    @ejgf

    I completely agree man. These “fans” want LORD OF THE MORTAL KOMBAT RINGS with aliens and different kinds of species and flying nuns. Then they expect a studio such as WB to take the chance of giving the director MILLIONS of dollars to make a movie that only a few FANBOYS will go out to see. Their imagination can only go so far and it's beyond limited. They're still stuck almost TWO DECADES AGO.

  • Guest

    There's a reason why Harry Potter is making BILLIONS where as your Mortal Kombat is dead at the moment.

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  • Ev

    I'm old school, and making Reptile and Baraka out to be serial killers is rediculous. The mythical element was the best part about the series… take that away, and it's just another gorey fight club with human lepers and crazy doctors. How will you portray Raiden? As an electrician? Sub-Zero? An Eskimo? The mythical part doesn't even need to be a main focus… just state that they're from outworld, have them cross dimensions in the most realistic manner possible(maybe Outworld has some seriously advanced technology?), and be done with that aspect. All I'm saying, is they're are not merely humans with mental and skin disorders. All of this being said, the overall dark feeling to this short was great, and the fight scene was spot on.

  • Dave

    oh shutup didn't you read the damn interview? geez the director is going to balance out the real world and fantasy
    And seriously baraka/reptile are minor characters , get over it ….i had no problem the way they were depicted…

  • Rocksexton

    5% eh …. you've taken the numbers, done the polling? Give me a break with your lazy fan'ism.

  • Rocksexton

    As opposed to you jerkin' it in the theater to a movie that's not even remotely close to being Mortal Kombat?

    God I hate lazy fans.

    It will only come off campy if treated light-heartedly. You have a dark tone like this short did and it completely changes the game.

  • MKfangirl1986

    If there is a god you will get a chance to make this movie, as a super fangirl, MK is the ultimate staple of my childhood! Growing up I was a faithful MK player from my first Sega Genisis (which I still have) to both MK movies as well as art. posters etc. Kevin's version looks fresh and new with a great storyline! I have always wanted to know why Scorpion and Sub-Zero hated each other so much, and I really hope Kevin gets to live out his vision, for him but mostly for all the fans… we deserve it after the last two MK movies.

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  • Jocrak

    This has to happen….

  • Steve Gano

    I've never been a huge fan of the games, but the movies always captured my attention immediately. When I was that age, Mortal Kombat was the first PG-13 movie I ever watched, come to think of it. So now at 22, I feel like this is exactly what I've been waiting for, it excites me more than I can say. Watching Mortal Kombat as a film grow and mature with me over the years, to be crafted into this excellent trailer and god willing, feature film in years to come. I think you've done a magnificent job sharing your vision with us, Mr. Tancharoen, and I truly truly hope that you get the chance at taking this to the big screen.

  • KERED

    BEST TRAILOR IVE SEEN IN A WHILE HOPE THIS BECOMES A REAL MOVIE

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  • Jeff

    Don't forget, this is just a short pitch…if an actual movie is made, things may deviate significantly from any plot or story lines this short has introduced. Even the actors/actresses and costumes can change from what you see here. The dude definately has ideas, I say we all wish him his chance to have his way and hope to be well entertained when if and when its done.

  • Poll Numbers

    I haven't, but YouTube has. There are a total of 22,798 ratings (thumbs up/thumbs down) with 22,173 of them being thumbs up. That's 97.26% aproval.

    • Horsec0ck

      Completely generalizing. I agree with Rocksexton and that King Lao dude, but I thumbed up. You just can’t use those figures.

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    i digg it

  • Cougswin1

    why does johnny cage always die??

  • eduardo

    This has to be made!!!!!!! its too late to turn back now, the people have tasted blood and now they want the whole carcass.

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  • Dolemite3000

    God you fanboys bitch alot.lol

  • Amontese

    im really happy he has scorpion as the protagonist, its about time he gets the spotlight, and sub zero is also my other favortie so im with this guy 200%

  • Chris

    Hi Steve. Seeing as how you have Kevin Tancaroen's e-mail, would you consider sending that e-mail to me? In all seriousness, I would like to discuss aspects of the movie with him.

  • Guest

    I think that this concept would make an incredible movie.

    Somebody, give Mr. Tancharoen a chance to make this a reality!

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  • Cher

    This guy is describing EXACTLY what needs to be done for the franchise. I would love to hear why a studio would not pick this up. Anybody who is familiar with MK should understand that what Mr. Tancharoen is saying makes SO MUCH sense. With the vision he's packing, I would lose a lot of faith in the industry if he doesn't get a deal.

  • ____

    About time someone did a decent take on the mk universe that doesn't involve guys dressed as drag queens in polyester, finally it feels like the franchise is living up to its own potential. After that rated t, no-gore, sub-zero fights batman bullshit published last year, a movie based on kevin tancharoen's concept and a new, more violent than ever mk video game feel like a much needed breath of fresh air. I hope warner brothers has the balls to support the project, it deserves it.

  • Ninjah

    Not to troll but you really aren't a fan if you don't know why Scorpion hates Sub-Zero. Scorpion.

    http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Scorpion#Abo

    In short, the Lin Kuei killed Scorpion and his family. All the reason he needs to hate Sub-Zero.

    Also the first MK movie was awesome, and a great compliment to the games, even if they did tone it down for the kids.

    As cool as this looks, I don't want Kevin to mess with the Canon of the games. The story is awesome on it's own, they don't need to turn this into some Fight Club for the sick and twisted. I do love his idea to follow Scorpion and Sub-Zero though. A Mythologies movie would be great.

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  • Peter R

    Dude seems pretty cool and seems to have a awesome idea about the franchise. Sign this guy up! But maybe we can unkill Johnny Cage for a bit? I kinda liked his backstory….lol

  • Celensor

    Don't listen to the negatives… you did a phenomenal job with this! It was inspired! I never thought MK could be so good.

    Warner Bros. would be stupid not to give you a shot. If the movie turns out like this short, you could be the savior of video games movies that we've been waiting for.

  • Etcfurniture

    You guys are all paid, this looks like street fighter chun li crap! Lets find a director and writer that are capable of making the movie true to the source material! Magic and all!

    • ActionHero

      They tried it your way before. Look at how those movies turned out.
      FFS you fucking fanboys. You guys are the reason all video game movies thus far have sucked major ass; the filmmakers spend too much time trying to appease all your wishes that the films end up turning out like crap. Seriously, most of the movies made so far were from games that had no business being made into movies in the first place, or at least, not without some sort of competence (Paul WS Anderson for MORTAL KOMBAT? C’mon). Obviously this rule is not universal; MAX PAYNE was one of the most cinematic video games I ever played and somehow they fucked that one big time.

      I liked what I saw in this promo. If that doesn’t make me a “fan”, really, I don’t give a fuck. This was a promo and it was eight fucking long. No doubt, if this film ever does get made, things are going to get changed around. Why don’t you save your fucking complaints until you see something substantial? You fanboys should get your heads out of your asses. Seriously, it’s like everyone but them is not a fan or something. Pretentious douchebags. I played those games 10-15 years ago. I finally have a reason to be interested in the Mortal Kombat franchise again. So fuck you if you think that’s a problem.

      That said, thoughts about the actual promo:
      Why make Johnny Cage, a former action hero/movie star, into an undercover agent?
      I did like the spin kick though. Well choreographed fight scene. Good job not cutting it to shit like the Bourne movies. Nice to able to see what’s happening in a fight for a change.

      • ActionHero

        That should have said “eight fucking minutes long”.

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  • Etcfurniture

    Wait a moment, are you talking about the SAME Mortal Kombat that is one of the largest video game franchises to date? Harry Potters Movies are as true to the source material as they can be. Mortal Kombat deserves the same treatment, not this junk…

    • A Everett1287

      Look, no offense, but I’m sure there’s a lot more profit to be made doing a movie like this, as opposed to doing… whatever the hell it is you wanted.
      Face it- the MK universe is a semi-cohesive plot strand, at best. What really matters is the spirit of the piece, which this either could or couldn’t capture. Regardless, it looks GOOD, and I’d pay to see it.

  • Bob Dobbs

    An organic way to throw “Get over here” into the movie would be to have Jax tell Scorpion to “Get over here” (in a somewhat frustrated/forceful manner) when he wants to tell him something before one of Scorpion's fights at the tourney. Then, have Jax standing in the crowd, ringside if you will, when Scorpion's opponent gets rocked and is standing helpless. Scorpion could throw his hook through the guy right in front/ajacent to Jax, flash a look at Jax and yell, “Get Over Here!” Fatality bitches.

  • Bob Dobbs

    The short was awesome. Would be so psyched to see the MK franchise handled this way.

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  • goticetea

    I would like to see this like lost/heroes as episodes as if it was a movie we would get threw the hour and half and cry cause its over but if its in 30mins/1hour episodes we will get more content and more omfg i want the next episode wet your pants moments lol.

  • Shadowjoe33

    OMG I sooo hope he does Kano!!! Please do Kano!!! Im begging you to do Kano!!! And for the love of god dont make him a fuckin wimpy bitch who dies in his first fight like in MK the movie that would suck to see again! In fact let him escape!!!! Come back anohter day for the rivalry between him and sonya!! You like the revenge angle with sub-zero and scorpion? awesome its great do the same with kano and sonya for the sequel!!!!!

  • Gq_latino

    I hope you get it and the movie gets released faster. You did an incredible job on the short by having the real world feel to it and not some dumb mystical movie seen. this is really cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • piggy

    over-zealous fanboys are ANNOYING.
    if you want the fantastical crap from the video game, go watch the earlier movies and shut the hell up. this short is awesome. MJW is awesome. baraka is awesome.

  • Solistorres5

    i heard it was going to be made in 2013!!??…wtf please dont take that long to make it! if u are there has to be goro and sindel all the other badass charaters!

  • http://twitter.com/Trini_Gangsta Chys Nac

    I want to see the photos and extended Cage fight scene!

  • Solistorres5

    oh and raiden also!i mean come on in the mk movies raiden was always some how in control of the characters like the ''boss'' of them,like he was always giving a word to them..

  • Donny

    This is AWESOME!!!! For everyone complaining about the mystic stuff of course he's going to try to mend it together in a real film. Making Mortal Kombat realistic is way better. Like how they made bat man begins and the dark night. Not to mention Jason and Halloween. The more real the better now a days. We can kinda visualize and relate more to the stories and characters as if they were in our time and dimension. I HOPE THIS GET'S MADE!!!!!!

  • Guest Man

    Honestly, I feel like most people are just jumping on this because it looks so much better than the first two. Don't get me wrong, this looks great. The dark, gory, realistic aspect of it is perfect for the movie. However, that's just ONE fundamental part of making a good MK movie. It's like the first two had all the mysticism, powers, and storyline, but lacked what made MK famous, which was the blood and gore. This looks like it's got all the blood and gore, but is missing the mysticism, powers and storyline. I understand he's trying to make it seem realistic, but there are just some things about MK that are just too unrealistic to try and make realistic. I like the idea he had for Reptile, but that's just NOT who Reptile is. The whole reason his name is Reptile is because he's literally a REPTILE, not a human. I think he could get away with having a human Reptile, but it would suck if he lost all his powers, like acid spitting, invisibility, and being able to rip people apart with his tongue, just cuz he wanted to make him “realistic”. The idea he had for Baraka however was a little half-assed too me, but then again, that's just me.

    I know some people may call me a “purist” for this, but so be it. If your gonna make a movie on a fantasy fighter, you gotta remember to include the “fantasy” part. That's where Street Fighter failed. They tried to take the fantasy aspect out of the movie and totally ruined it. Imagine if they did the same with a movie like Spider-man, where instead of webs Spider-man swung around on ropes.

    • A Everett1287

      Didn’t mean to like this.
      Basically, I won’t call you a purist. Just a fool :).

  • Heartofsorrow

    Hey, dumbass, not to troll but QUAN CHI IS THE REASON SCORPION'S FAMILY DIED NOT SUBZERO!!! The original Sub Zero killed Scorpion but that was it.

  • kaytie

    i dont know what to say exept its nasty but good when that movie coming out

  • http://twitter.com/Raul_JRM JRM Raul

    The only character I have a problem with is Baraka. I really hope he looks nothing like that. However, I like his movements.

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  • Jay

    if WB don't give him the money he betta move on 2 da next 1 to get this movie out…ANYBODY PLEAZE!!!!!AAAHHH

  • Robby_da_silvia

    HEY GUYS I STARTED A FACEBOOK FAN PAGE TO SUPPORT THE PITCH AND MAKE THIS A FULL FLEDGED FILM BECOME A FAN AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mortal-Kombat-REB

  • Groovy

    I am all for this movie to be made. I think Kevin has the right idea. And correct me if I am wrong but there has been so many different MK games and different intertwining stories between the characters that it shouldn't be such a big deal has its told. As long as the fighting is up to par and the entertainment value is high. As much as I loved Paul's Mortal Kombat film, it was just tooo cheesy for its time. But to these so-called die hard fans, I assume you guys would love to see Paul Anderson direct and write this movie, and make it so absurd like how he did Resident Evil. We live in age now where when someone does a reboot of a series, they have the tendency to change everything around. Just deal with it.

  • Andy

    great job this short is awesome. I like the real world stuff but really miss the mystic too. I like his ideas better. I say give this guy to direct the real Mortal Kombat rebrith ;ive action feature movie and this guy get some money let him do it.

  • Domenico Albanese

    yes this a great short but dont take away from the story line that was made to make such a great game. like all movie that went down this path and made a movie base on a comic or game they change up the story or most important they change the charters origins. make the movie the way the fans wanna see there favorite charters. i like your story line on how there using scorpion to get in the tournament. baraka from out world not a F#@# up doctor and reptile is a slave of Khan. dude you have a great idea short looks awesome. i hope you get the job. just make the fans of this of MK happy. good luck

  • Lankyazza

    micheal jai white is definately the right person to play as jax.. hope you can pick scott adkins as sub zero that would be even better :).. Kevin Tancharoen has definately got the potential to pull this off. I like his ideas an the way hes decided to portray the characters with out making them look corny like anhhilation. 10/10 trailer

  • Behawkinsceo

    I enjoyed it. I am tired of directors attempting to make video games and comic books into movies and miss the mark completely. This seven minute clip of rebirth was better then the two mortal kombat movie combine. I would pay to see that seven minutes in the theatre. i hope this deal go through. Mortal kombat is a classic. It deserves to be filmed right. They messed up on street fighter, mario brothers, he-man and so many others. Give a real chance to a guy who obvisouly played to game.

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  • MR PEX

    THIS HAS TO BE MADE!! IM HYPED ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TELL WB TO FIX UP!

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  • Puddn_tame

    The way he describes how the movie would be sound perfect.
    He sounds like one of us (MK hardcore fans) and that's great!
    I really really hope this gets made ..

  • Goldendeathadder

    Now this is what I would pay to see and buy.

  • Cancer_flea

    think this film has great potential. let him make it. every critic in hollywood said neill blomkamp was going to fail miserably with district 9 and you know what, people loved it and so did the critics. plus the budget wasnt even that high. i say this has definitely got me very interested. this has a gritty look and feel to it.

  • Digital_Sky

    if hollywood can get funding to make trash like marmaduke then this should be a no brainer in getting funding for a kick ass movie like this

  • Artist_claire_jackson

    I SOOOO Cant wait to watch this movie! The was this film is directed is epic!! :)

  • skean calico

    ok… 1. this movie, should definitely get the green light for production. the 1st and 2nd mortal kombat games was dark, gritty, had a horrific twist to it.. since the majority of the fans at the time were under 17, the movies had to be made for acceptability, while maintaining some integrity to the game.. us hard core fans, wanted more, we wanted chills running through our spines, we wanted a real factor, like being at home alone, and thinking of what you've just seen, and think to yourself, just for one second.. “oh shit, this shit is real” then you get that, BOOM in your chest, your heart starts pounding, fingers start shaking, body starts getting that prickly feeling like your being touched, but no ones there.. all you can do, all you can think, is.. GET THOSE LIGHTS ON!! now your ok, and your adrenalin starts to receed from your bloodstream, and your like” DAMN, THAT'S ONE HELL OF A FUCKIN MOVIE” potential producers of this concept, please.. please, no chessyness, make this as real as morbidly twisted as possible, gore, gore and more gore.. kinda like saw meets ninja assasin, now, reptile perfect.. baracka, lose the hair.. and slim him down a bit.. keep along the theme of it being real, i'm 28, me and the other hardcore mk fans are grown up, we want the movie that way as well, the good guys don't have to win in this one.. you can use concepts like dark matter, to introduce the out world realm in the movie.. and growing phenominas like shadow beings.. to make sense of noob saibot, goro and shiva as fourth dimensional beings.. you know, using some real world concepts of today, to truly give the film a real feel to it.. they fucked up street fighter, and dragon ball.. mk, is hollywoods last chance to make a decent video game movie.. DON'T DISAPPOINT US.. this could be a box office smash, if done right.. hardcore fans will love the real world theme of it.. and the younger generation will be introduce to the mk world, with the same thrill, excitement and twisted horrific obsession we had with the first two mk games..

  • Jake

    I disagree with Mr. Savage on his main argument, while I must give credit to his openning line. I am a Mortal Kombat fan and have been for 18 years, and am familiar with the character biographies. A realworld adaptation is exactly what the franchise needs, which would explain the need for the film to exclude other human species. Bringing in new fans is not a bad thing for us die-hard fans, because without new revenue, we don’t get to enjoy the MK name indefinitely. I would like to center my last arguments around the character Scorpion, who has always been my personal favorite character and I would love to see a movie centered around his ass kicking. This was probably the most loyal a film has ever been to video game. Allow me to reference MK1 released in 1992. The character was an assassin. Scorpion only joins the MK tournament to exact revenge on Sub Zero. In a beautiful adaptation he is wearing the same colored uniform as in the game, while this time his detainment is in prison rather than the Netherealm. My only disagreement is with the bullet points provided from the interview. They state that, “Scorpion is the bad guy.” That should concern fans. Scorpion is a neutral player in the MK hierarchy. He is a bad ass, and capable of very bad things, but to say he is THE bad guy, rather than A bad guy is the problem. It suggests that he is driven by an evil plot or allied with a dark scheme. People can greater accept and appretiate a character who is now a bad man because of his quest for revenge for the death of his family. Either way about it, Kevin Tancharoen obviously has his creative juices flowing, and when that happens you don’t fuck with it. I wrote this post to kombat the “Nay-Sayers” and show support for the actions being taken. I would absolutely love to see a new MK movie in theaters, especially after being teased by this short film. I hope the current artists are given control of the situation quickly and that we can expect to see a full length production in theaters as soon as possible.

  • bousquetcm

    I need this movie to be made… The 12y/o version of myself is flipping out!!! WB needs to make this!!!

    I will guarantee to be at 3 showings!

  • Asa

    WARNER, UNIVERSAL, SOMEBODY?????
    Give new blood a try!!!

  • ____

    ditto

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  • Beegor Bucleor

    The new Baraka is the worst part, for me. Making Baraka (and same with Scorpion) a human with claw gizmos on his arm is paramount to making Wolverine a non-mutant who tapes butter knives to his hands while shooting himself up with painkillers. It completely sucks and removes everything that made that character appealing and desirable to see in action.

    The director says that he wants to make things more demonic and evil, but then changing the form of characters like Baraka and Scorpion away from who they already are seems like a move in the total opposite direction of those goals. A top quality MK movie can be done without simply imitating the Batman route. A realism-based Batman reboot could have been either good or terrible in the hands of different people, just as a MK film in either setting could be done well or poorly… but where this MK concept differs from Batman is that the Batman reboot used the motif of semi-realistic plausibility to explain its characters, while this MK concept is using it to completely erase and replace its characters, who they are, how they look, and why they act like they do. Might as well, and should (if this route is continued), rename them all and not call it MK, but something entirely new. Otherwise, it's just shameless capitalizing on the name's popularity while not delivering the world and cast associated with it.

    Someone should make a movie that shakes loose the previous precedent of cheap, cheesy cheap video game -> movie conversions, without running away from the world that game entails to do so.

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  • Jake

    I disagree with Mr. Savage on his main argument, while I must give credit to his openning line. I am a Mortal Kombat fan and have been for 18 years, and am familiar with the character biographies. A realworld adaptation is exactly what the franchise needs, which would explain the need for the film to exclude other human species. Bringing in new fans is not a bad thing for us die-hard fans, because without new revenue, we don't get to enjoy the MK name indefinitely. I would like to center my last arguments around the character Scorpion, who has always been my personal favorite character and I would love to see a movie centered around his ass kicking. This was probably the most loyal a film has ever been to video game. Allow me to reference MK1 released in 1992. The character was an assassin. Scorpion only joins the MK tournament to exact revenge on Sub Zero. In a beautiful adaptation he is wearing the same colored uniform as in the game, while this time his detainment is in prison rather than the Netherealm. My only disagreement is with the bullet points provided from the interview. They state that, “Scorpion is the bad guy.” That should concern fans. Scorpion is a neutral player in the MK hierarchy. He is a bad ass, and capable of very bad things, but to say he is THE bad guy, rather than A bad guy is the problem. It suggests that he is driven by an evil plot or allied with a dark scheme. People can greater accept and appretiate a character who is now a bad man because of his quest for revenge for the death of his family. Either way about it, Kevin Tancharoen obviously has his creative juices flowing, and when that happens you don't fuck with it. I wrote this post to kombat the “Nay-Sayers” and show support for the actions being taken. I would absolutely love to see a new MK movie in theaters, especially after being teased by this short film. I hope the current artists are given control of the situation quickly and that we can expect to see a full length production in theaters as soon as possible.

  • http://twitter.com/HerMadness Kat Mars

    Great interview. The footage was just raw and gritty. I'm a big fan of the original film but to see a darker reboot would be just awesome. I hope with the fan buzz being generated with this short that he is able to get a green light on getting the film made.

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  • nali

    awesome short I seriously hope they'll make the film out of it……

  • chris

    i thought that if it had the sci fi element it could be really cool. what i didnt like was baraka,and johnny cage, i mean why would he reach over in the middle of a realistic fight for a smoke? and the blood coming from his mouth instead of smoke was alittle cheesy,and a surgen who knows how to fight that good was cheesy as well. but this does look like it could be really good if the sci fi element was added. i mean i would love to see a mortal kombat film follow,scorpion,sonja,and jax, and also have liu kand,kung lao ,kitana,rayden,the real reptile,goro,shang tsung,qaun chi,shao qaun,motaro,sheeva,johnny cage,sub-zero, the real baraka,kano,but not doing over the top fatalities like a heart rip but maybe a knife stab. i would love to see reptile use some acid spit, then jump ontop some one and use his tongue to tear off the head.and sub-zero useing his ice freeze and smashing someone. for me the fighting has to be better coreograpghed, and the characters have to be done with the sci fi element, then this could be realy good. and do not go over the top with the action,and blood do just enough,and make a great story,acting,and effects.

  • brandon

    this need to be a movie

  • Mr. Man

    Mortal Kombat (The original game) was based on Big Trouble in Little China. They should do it based on the material fromthe game. Don't reimagine anything. Usually Hollywood screw up everything they want to make like in real life. just Look Street Fighter. And dont kill Johny…

  • DK

    I grew up on mortal kombat and honestly if u dont get to make this into a movie it will be the biggest dissappointment ever, ive have been waiting for a new mortal kombat movie since i seen the second one forever ago, but i wasn't expeciting a reboot, this is honestly much better, less cheesier, and good luck im sure all MK fans are just waiting for more

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  • Venomprime

    So I’ve been reading the post some guys have made and I would like to put in my 2 cents , first of all … Reptail, Baraka well you could live at this replacing Scorpion and Sub-Zero role of Shang Tsung human henchmen from the original movie … and come in with on this follow up Scorpion Jax Sonia get in the tournament they meet some strange fellows a dude called Raiden with his follower Liu Kang (and other characters that have a relation with good in the movie)which comes in as cooled shower telling the the bigger picture that there are other world and gods do exist and the tournament is much more than meets the eye. So now you can input the mysticism, gates are used for travel, the conquest of the world is decide by this tournament Shang Tsung cane morph etc. So you could present as a second plot the effort of Jax Sonia Liu knag and Raiden in trying to prevent the destruction of the world while focusing on Scorpions vendetta with Sub Zero … and now you can keep things grounded and all so put in the mysticism without becoming ridicules and cheese, after all the fate of a entire world rest in balance (PS and by keeping Scorpion focused on killing Sub Zero while knowing this … makes him a egocentric man how puts the fate of the world before the Human kind).
    And this comes from a person with just a hyperactive imagination … if the writers play it good it could establish solid grounds for further sequels but let’s not go over our heads.
    An on a final note … it a difficult job trying to make a movie that could match the fairly mentioned Dark Knight … but at least it could pull of enough money to make it worth wile and seeing the reaction there would be enough fans to goo watch it myself including.
    Hope they make it a good movie and the Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li reboot failure doesn’t happen…

  • http://sunnysawrav.blogspot.com Sunny Sawrav

    I want it!!! This movie is a people's choice!!! (In the future!!!)

  • Twig-man

    I don't understand why people are making such a big deal of him changing the story a little. If he would do the story exactly the same as the original mortal kombat story, then it would be much too predictable.
    it makes it much more interesting this way. I think this man should get the chance to make this movie. Im very interested on his aproach on the movie. And Im very enthusiastic about the characters in this movie.

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  • RivKrey

    Awesome. Just please, please don't ruin SubZero like they did in the originals…

  • snowboard guy

    yes yes yes YES, omg yes

  • Football1544

    plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz pz plz plz plz make the movie pllzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Kevin B. Forman

    Let Kevin direct this movie. I'm a huge fan of Mortal Kombat, and I'm glad to finally see someone actually doing something about this franchise and taking it to a different direction while still having the main characteristics of the game, somewhat. I mean, this was a short film of it. Imagine a full length feature of the movie that's 2 hours long. It'd be pretty epic.

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  • Anônimus

    Cara esse filme vai ser do filé,foda,incrivél!

  • Ducky

    guys lets not forget that Baraka and Reptile are only 2 of if i remember correctly like 90 plus charicters, they all cant come from one world, and i want to know what they do with Shang-Thung hes a worlock and hopefully still a worlock which in theroy could be used to explane otherworldy beings like Raider and Ermac, or even the dudes with four arms whos names escape me, but non the less this movie would be beast if it got redone

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  • J724choi

    Failure, mark my words.

  • Mkforever

    u r a bitter bitch choi… go back in your moms basement and hold on to your precious memories while complaining about how hollywood keeps doing the same ol stuff.. smh..

  • Xrook1

    I wrote an earlier post about keeping the movie as close to the game as possible. Why change something that is already successful.. MK as a game/storyline, is already successful,…would MK have something to gain from the movie being a success,… no… IT'S ALREADY SUCCESSFUL… would the movie have something to gain from following something that is already a success.. absolutely, … it would in turn become … i dunno… SUCCESSFUL… it would of course have to be properly executed but to capture the true essence of the game and what it stands for… it would be like no other movie in existence, revolutionary (if done right), fans and movie goers alike would love and respect what was done,… i do love the short.. i do, but lets stick to whats already successful… the original storyline, concept, emotion, and overall feeling of the game…

  • Lucas

    I really liked the short trailler and i was thinking “but what about the misticism?” and reading the interview I can tell with 100% certain: If this movie happens its in the right hands! I REALLY hope this go forward

  • Antonis_papageorge

    Kevin Tancharoen you are the next Steven Spielberg. WB let this passionate and talented man give us the MK movie we want. And we will give you our love and.. our money as well :-D

  • Michael

    Give him the job Warner Bros! I'm a huge Mortal Kombat fan and this short is exactly how I want an MK film to look like. Realistic but also containing elements that MK is known for. Please, we're all dying for this movie!! A++++++++++

  • Akayemengangster

    yoooo!!!! i realy wish this becomes a real movie….my man sub zero look craaaaazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vince

    Warner Brothers MAKE THIS HIRE HIM. PLEASE!!!!

  • Tracey Lewis

    Hollywood has no choice but to do this film. It will be a huge moneymaker but I'm just afraid the concept will be lost. Hollywood would want to put their twist on it and become alil to animated. I just hope if this movie is done keep it as real a possible that if animation is needed keep it to a bare minimum. And IF this becomes a movie, don’t try to have more characters than able. Having too many characters can also throw off the movie. Make sequels, make the fans wanting more. There is so many storylines, don’t try to fit them all in one movie. This could become the biggest trilogy in movie history if this is played right.

  • kile

    totally like how this guy thinks, has my full support!!!

  • Raynornelson

    you should really make that movie and put it on the big screen you would make millions on it i promise you that my friends

  • jao

    No Doubt, this movie will be made. Not only will it be made, he will have to give some justice to DBZ afterward.

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  • V. Night Zamora

    I have always loved Mortal Kambat, it is and always will be one of the best games out there. I believe it just gets better and better with time and has more and more fans old and new.
    Now I understand what some are saying about Baraka and Reptile being human in this short and their characters in the game never being human. But if you look at it, and just bare with me a min, from a psychologist’s point of view, these characters in the short were not human and here is why. If you are truly that demented and psychopathic to surgically implant blades in your arms, sharpen your teeth, alter your face in such a way as this Baraka in this short did then you are not human. If you are able to detach a humans head from their body and put it in the refrigerator to eat it later then you are not human. Any one able to perform such acts have lost everything and anything that made them human, they have lost their humanity and are consider to be animalistic and insane. Therefore the take Kevin had/has on these characters is the right approach not only does it give this short and possibly soon to be movie a realistic view of the actually world but it gives it a dark and truly evil side to the game that has not yet been done in any of the movies made for MK.
    I hope Kevin has the chance to make this movie and from the interview I just know he will do it justice finally, and I look forward to seeing it one day on the big screen. As long as Kevin keeps the plans and ideas he has for this movie one day, it will be wicked! This movie needs to be dark, evil and bloody such as the game is and even more so.
    All the best to you Kevin and I believe I’m not alone when saying this, all of us Mortal Kombat fans are behind you and hope that you get the opportunity to put your dreams on the big screen.

    ~V. Night Zamora~

  • mattcolvin24

    “Saw” gore+ “Avatar” CG = Barakaboner (not to be confused with a fetish for our President)

    This remake has all the elements of finally doing the MK saga justice. Yes it strays from the original story-line, but come on, did we play the game to get intimitately close with these characters? Did I feel the need to cry for them? I think not. I played so I could pull people's heads up or uppercut them on to stalagtites. Thats why I played. Get over the story. Its a reinvention and it works. Make it rated R and bring on the blood. This thing is a gold mine waiting to happen. Ill buy tickets right now.

    http://matthewcolvin.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/u

  • Nicksawlione

    Scorpion and Cyrax as humans in the prelude???

  • Victor_manuel101

    I hope this film comes to life some day it would be the best idea ever made so far, and I definitely agree with the selection of characters, but the only one thing is that Lui kang has to be there and it is kind of akward bringing the same story line as the original mortal kombat movie but if a couple things are changed this could be no just a succesful project but the beggining of something that could keep on having and bringing a part 2 or part 3 of the movie and bringing all characters that already exist to appear in each one of the new movie parts, i mean this could be possible since harry potter.. spiderman… iron man… X-men all movies been having their first second third and even 6 part (SAW) and this can not be an exception!!!

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  • Spike

    A nice twist to the Story. They kept the characters true to the Originals, but changed them enough to make them new again. If Hollywood doesn't get a hold of this and they get a private investor to make it a full length film, using the same actors/effects, this could be one of the, no, maybe the best Video Game based films ever made. IMO of course…

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  • TheMetalHead

    I was a little concerned at first with the whole lightness on the supernatural when i first saw the short but now im super hyped about it. i think that if this film gets made it will make a statement as to what the perfect video game movie should. There will be blood, characters, mysticism and realism. This is going to be the true adaptation to Mortal Kombat…if it gets made.

  • Warmer28

    It cracks me up that a few people are getting angry about the sense of realism. I think it should have realism with a little mysticism which it will have it this man makes the movie. This will make the movie interesting. All these people who want more mysticism and less realism are just begging for another Mortal Kombat Annihilation.

  • Warmer28

    And yes I realized that I made a typo.

  • HYATTMETAL69

    THE NEW MORTAL KOMBAT REBIRTH SHORT KICKS ASS PLEASE MAKE THE FEATURE

  • raaz

    fantastic short!!!
    I hope it turn into full length … this is Mortal Kombat done right!!!

  • Andrewsakamorpheus

    i think same tone/blood and gore in the film but I think that he should recreate the fantasy element and same authentic characters as was in the first mortal kombat. also change the story a bit such as the origins of the tornament, true rivalry of scorpion and sub-zero.

  • LauraK

    I want a movie!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our support from Argentina!!!! Awesome job!

  • Horsec0ck

    Whyyyyyyy kill off Johnny Cage?????

  • Banks1981_1

    This movie is by far the best remake of any Mortal Kombat! Get It Done, Well Planned out and not cheesy like the other ones! plus not some no name actors! Go for it, lets get it to production ASAP!

  • Sub_Zero

    This Is Fucking Great
    MORTAL KOMBAT ForEver m/

  • Ascencion Rodriguez

    im watching mexico lose against argentina in the world cup and instead of having a huge frown. I CANT STOP SMILING.!!
    THIS GUY HAS TO GET ALL KIND OF SUPPORT.!
    THIS SHORT IS SOOO AWESOME.!!
    SOMEONE HELP HIM MAKE IT.
    I WANT TO SEE IT SSSSSSOOOOOOO BAD.!!!!!
    iT SOUNDS FLAWLESS.!!!

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  • Adam G.

    Annihilation failed because many of the characters were there only for fan service or were wrongly characterized. Just the same, The Legend of Chun-Li made this same mistake, and Capcom co-wrote the script.

    Also, three of the five original actors didn't return, some of the scenarios, like Raiden against all the ninjas, made no sense, and unlike the first film, very few of the actors showed any hints of taking their lines even the least bit seriously.

    To be frank, I don't believe Tancharoen's word that he couldn't add in some special effects to show off the mystical elements of the MK world so fans like me wouldn't have to fume over this. The fan made Street Fighter short had some, and most of the shows on TGWTG.com, which are run by maybe three people per show, have them.

    Honestly, if he or Mr. White were fans like he say they are, they would be skeptical of this idea, not glowing over it. If Tancharoen is a fan, then I recommend to him this idea: Look at the Silent Hill movie, and follow it's example. That film was successful for a reason: It retained the mythology, settings, and characters while telling the first game in a way most could understand. The first Mortal Kombat did that, minus the blood, and it did well.

    Do the same, Tancharoen. Don't re-imagine Mortal Kombat like you're doing right now. If this film continues to go the way it is, it'll fall under the same category of slasher films as Final Destination and Texas Chainsaw, which is not what MK needs.

  • Divisionhouse

    Its been years since Ive been in a theater, watching movies. Well, they better do this movie, or i will probably never step foot on one again.

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  • Tylerwest2009

    no way it was almost decent but Baraka was waaaay too off, Like he wasn't even thought out…if this is made and Baraka looked like that, Promise i wouldn't watch it…

  • Cragar

    Hope Warner Bros wants to take part in this version of a feature film, quite frankly the other Mortal Kombat movies were crap in my opinion. The special effects were over the top, and all they were doing were their powers half the time. Realism is the way to go on things like this, it puts a much deeper view of the topic in general.

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  • Dtaylor227

    Lets say the mysticism behind Raiden is that he drags his feet on carpet when he fights. LOL

  • jbkc85

    “And there’s obviously a lot of questions about race, but I don’t understand why that’s such an issue when Nick Fury is Sam Jackson.”

    To clarify, Nick Fury is in fact an African American in the 'Ultimate' Universe of the Comic Books, which happens to look nearly identical to Sam Jackson. Also, the Avengers and most of the Xmen are actually taken FROM this alternate dimension of comic books (in relation to the movies).

  • Moe

    If this gets made then I would book it a year before it is released!
    And wait outside the cinema a week before its released!
    And be at the counter a day before its release!
    PLEASE RELEASE IT!! :D

  • Johnmcgee

    why did u kill johnny cage!!!!!!!!!!!! he is as classic as sonya and lui kang if u want more viewers johnny cage has to make it pass the first round!!email me at johnmcgee@myemail.com i wanna kno why

  • Punkrockpazer

    the whole thing with reptile and barraka, seems to me that the peeps in the real world are just thinking that there fucked up serial killers coz they dnt understand and theyll probably be an overlap where it explains all that shit. if the films made. coz the reptile baby thing dont look human for shit blud

  • guest

    he said he wanted to explore kitana. hehe. but seriously how about he doesnt make this and we just go watch seven or memento, that way he doesnt have to rip those off.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TFRACNX4TLGZF4FW3F5ASCTRWM Serpentis

    it was totally awesome!! If he keeps it grounded like this Id totally go see it!!!

  • Joeywashington76

    i think u should at least since u started the movie take time filming it and make the release year 2011

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OZ5HGIFV2DNW5DEPXHVQTJBH7A Tumendelger

    Wow.., I'm really fan of mortal kombat.., and liked this short film too much.., hope there'll be a movie soon :)

  • Juniormcneill

    im a huge fan of mortal combat you need to hurry up an make this movie

  • Lucas

    this film HAS to happen! after all the shameful comic/video game remakes lately this looks like the one to bring honor back 2 tha genre

  • TravisG1304

    Iam a very huge mortal kombat fan and Iam Really Praying this guy gets this movie made and hey hey dont fuck up 1st mortal kombat movie was good second one sucked please please if you make this movie dont fuckkkkk it upppp it must be gooooooooooood

  • Coyote_silence

    Sounds nice, but with some not great effects (face of the Reptile, should be much better, the mask looks like someone was trowing a cake on his face (not great at all) and the claws of Baraka (in the moment they come out looks so unrealistic (the makeup of the arm is not well made).
    In a point of view of a makeup artist sfx, your work really sucks.

    Good luck.

  • Exit

    Johnny Cage killed by Baraka??? I dont think so, you so called “mortal kombat fan”. The short is pretty good except for that stupid detail.

  • ronald beasley

    when do it come out???

  • http://twitter.com/d4m_d33zy Devin Alaxender

    Okay, 1st I doubt if KT even see's this but what the heck. An idea for one character I like *POLICE REPORT: A blood gang member/hitman by the name of Erick McDaniel, goes by the name Ermac, paid by urban individuals to eliminate anyone for the right amount but he doesnt just kill them, he enjoys hanging them by a chain and makes small cuts around the stomach with a hatchet. Adds weights that are chained to their legs till their body slowly rips in half while they are alive. Likes to leave a note on the victim: FLAWLESS*

    Mystic Aspect: I wouldnt go with the “magic” at this point nor Outter Realms but maybe having a few characters see “visions” hear voices, things that happen in real life. And you can display what they “see” and hear on screen as flashes and/or dreams but always leave it vague. And add a twisted reaction to it that leaves the person running off or going on a killing spree.

  • Conrad

    First of all I would like to say I am so happy to see someone doing something with MK. I am a huge fan of MK and loved the Trilogy where you could do the one button fatalities.
    I started playing since the first MK was out on Super Nintendo and have read the original stories.
    My questions to KT if it is still possible. Regarding Scorpion and Sub Zero, will you be showing how Sub Zero murdered Scorpion and Scorpion coming back to avenge his death and mocking sub zeros Ninja clan by wearing the same suite changing it to cowardly yellow color?
    I believe it was told and seemed that when Scorpion was alive, he and his family were murdered.
    Sub Zero seemed to be the villain in the beginning. Then I can see Scorpion coming back as a villian out for only one thing and that’s to kill Sub Zero.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FSLAKYBLULB4ICMXPS4MMZ4EDU Gastro Man

    The problem with this MAGNIFICENT promotion trailer is that you have these MK PURISTS who refuse to want to deviate from anything EXACTLY matching the storyline of the video game. May I remind you nit wits that they've already made Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 in the 90's that both bombed TERRIBLY, and to add insult to injury, they were both MUCH closer to the video game storyline than this demo trailer is. Just because you follow something exactly doesn't mean that it will be an instant success. Sometimes, you have to update the subject matter to appeal to the MASSES. If you gave the usual MK purist 10 million dollars and told him to make an MK movie that would appeal to TODAY'S audience, it would WITHOUT A DOUBT bomb TERRIBLY. It would appeal to NO ONE but OTHER MK purists, who make up a pathetic minority of the population. In order for this movie to be a “hit”, it needs to appeal to a combination of at least SOME fan boys, plus the population majority. The bottom line about this movie is that it's not about only being devoted to fan boys, it's about getting PAID, mixed with pleasing the AVERAGE MK fan, plus hopefully SOME of the fan boys. I'm 44 yrs. old and still remember the first DAY when the FIRST MK was wheeled into the bowling alley where I played video games after getting off from high school,. I'm a definite fan of the game, but not a fan boy purist. I'm willing to see what Kevin Tancharoen is going to do with the video game concept. Like I said before; the 2 movies that came out in the 90's about this game flopped terribly, plus they were both terribly made, even though they both followed the original game's story line much closer than this rebirth demo does. But I must say that this rebirth demo trailer moved me much more than when I originally saw the trailers for the movies back in the 90's. I hope this movie gets made, and I think it will do much better than EITHER the original movie, or it's sequel did in the 90's.

  • MK fan

    Dont change a thing looks amazing 5 Star

  • Politikwang

    I want this movie rite now!!!!!!!!!

  • Sonya Blade

    It would be damn amazing to see this as a movie! Woule absolutely love to see it = )

  • Martin

    man this better get released..it looks sooo sick..this would definately be a great hit..You have got to finish it..i wanna see scorpion in action..to me it just looks dope..can't wait to see it!! hOPEFULLy This becomes possible!!!

  • http://www.orango.nu Jens Mikkelsen

    It looks really awesome and well made with good actors! I really hope this become a new Mortal Combat movie. And I love that Scorpion is the main character! :D

  • Stephanie

    I wonder what Ed Boon thinks of this?

    For starters I disagree with the person saying Reptile and Baraka are minor characters because they are NOT. If you paid attention to the games they are in almost every game. How can you call them minor?

    I am quite skeptical on this, but at the same time I like some of it. The voilence part works, but I don't see how changing the appearance of Reptile or Baraka does. We know who they are and they should stay with their origns. Then again Reptile has had an make over so many times in the games it is hard to say what he exactly looks like. Still keeping him in some kind of humanoid reptile appearance relates to his nature. Let's not destory the characters please. Baraka I have no comment on. Although for the most apart……

    Tastefully they can disfigured disguise to fool people in reality. That would ceratainly caused their prey to be unexpected by their ambition. It would also circulate the balance between the realism with the mystical stuff.

    I have seen the spinoff off Mortal Kombat if anyone has ever seen Mortal Kombat Conquest. It was close to the first movie in some ways, but still had the fighting (minus the violence) and mystical stuff. It was a short series,( but like a prequel before Liu Kang) and held a collection of various characters in it. Of course not every character was in it and there were a few added new ones. Aliigences made and broken, etc, not perfect, but it still was good considering the bad guys win. Good always prevailing over evil seems boring.

    So yeah go ahead have Scorpion be the main protagonist because he deserves the spotlight for once. Just make sure in some point he is recognized as Scorpion. The ninja with the yellow attire. He was supposed to have an game centering around him, but who knows what happened to that project.

  • ROBTUCC3

    DAMN I CANT WAIT TO SEE THIS. I REALLY NEEDS TO GET MADE NOW!!!!!!!

  • Dariano

    hope you get the green light for it it was awesome

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  • Jspeed86

    please make this into a movie this characters look way more realistic thank the original movies

  • Marvin

    This trailer was so awesome! AWESOME! i was totally speechless. the need to make this movie like yesterday.

  • Milanky_6

    hope it gets made!

  • Minimac

    this is a short film but who gives a shit mak the movie

  • Jpr32591

    MAKE THE MOVIE!!! RAWR!! Scorpion FTW!

  • peck

    this really does look amazing…….i REALLY hope this gets put into FULL production….the last 2 were awesome…but this is out of the box thinking in the likes of mortal kombat…….im stoked….VERY stoked.

  • Emzee

    This pitch has been REJECTED for a while now.

    It's a shame because I was looking forward to it I thought it looked great.

  • Jaguar11586

    please let this movie happen. i saw the great storyline and great effects on youtube,and this movie looks amazing.even though it's just a short version that the director created,i would love to see how far a sequel would go from this one.

  • Latrunn

    man this shit is ganna blow the fuck,n roof off and if you make it R damn man you ganna be roll,n in money i would go see it a million time fuck the bootleg one thing doe keep all the dark mk people go foe it man and afther that make a dark tmnt look we all in our 30 now our kid dont look at dat shit make it foe us not the kid ya know if we go see it you know we take,n our kids like look at that thats what i grew up look,n at not no pussy ass
    zack and codey lol

  • F4ilede4gle

    This looks… awesome. Beyond awesome. I mean, I was excited when like the first 2 were released, but if this is made, i’ll probably end up seeing it in cinemas like 10 times. The only sad thing is that it seems like your going to have Sub Zero killed, and, just as the Scorp v. Sub rivalry goes, I love Sub-Zero and… dislike… Scorpion.
    Remember, Don’t Fuck With Sub-Zero.

  • Latrunn

    did you see how he made subzero look man he look bad ass go to you tube and right at the end b4 scorp walks out man I know this man is ganna make the best damn movie ever fuck all the powers i wanna see killing and fighting i think what he is say,n is when they get to outworld its ganna be a whole new ball game.

  • Latrunn

    its called mortal kombat!!!!do you know what a mortal is???

  • Latrunn

    did you see subzero he look like the game but darker and i know he got his power dude!!!come on if peole like you keep talk,n we ganna have another gay mk wit bad c.g boss fight how crappy and no i cant spell but i lay games and look at movies all fuck,n day and i can tell you this THIS FUCK

  • Latrunn

    did you see subzero he look like the game but darker and i know he got his power dude!!!come on if peole like you keep talk,n we ganna have another gay mk wit bad c.g boss fight how crappy and no i cant spell but i lay games and look at movies all fuck,n day and i can tell you this THIS FUCK

  • Latrunn

    let it go man damn im a die hard mk fan and in the game cage did die i bet you dont even know who killed him or how he came back so what your say,n is you want another gay ass mk right?let the man flip a few things and look a new game will be born afther for the kids come,n up ya feel me how would you feel if batman was still going POW!ZaP! WAM!or joker dance,n to like a lame for real.

  • Conrad

    Alright Gastro, you made your point but I hope this was not directed toward me. I happen to like the Trailer but as far as being called a “Nit Wit” I think its very uncalled for.
    Of course change is good but I don’t think too much change is.
    There is an origonal story line and Im sure it took years to come up with it.
    Now a days alot of kids are into online Halo and Call of Duty type games. The “purist” you are talking about are the ones that is gonna keep MK alive as long as possible. ;{>

  • chitiz

    AWESUM………..PLZ GET HIM TO MAKE THIS MOVIE…………THIS IS THE BEST CONCEPT FOR MORTAL COMBAT………FIRST TIME SUMONE HAS TAKEN THE MAKIN OF THE MOVIE SERIOUSLY…………LOOK AT THE PRINCE OF PERSIA .IT WAS SWEET TOO……….

  • Conrad

    I agree homie ! Keep close to the game ;{>

  • Mrgrim27898

    hell ya we need a new mdk and spiced up with more realizm

  • Theheartstone

    that´s a good one. lol. how is that you are still alive……..

  • Gbaba22

    fuck you
    -george baba

  • Els198325

    That’s my shit get this one rite

  • geogie

    Well i like the fact its darker and more realistic, but wheres the storyline
    gone.Dont get me wrong the first 2 movies were a let down and what about the martial arts. They have come a long way in movies over the last 10 years or so. Think matrix, ong bak, bourne identity ect…I think the original caracters should be kept along with the storyline that needs to be texturised as does the acting. You need a bit of mysticism but this must nt be over done. You also need some big names who can perform martial arts and viable interpersonnel storylines that give meaning to it.15 years ago you could have had jony cage-van-damme/lui kane – jackie chan ect. Need to keep it comtempory and classic. As for classic sayings leave em out they have been over done. A difficult balance. Lets hope it works if it comes out….

    • Frigobox

      Yo, you have a big point, this short is totally awesome, i really like the atmosphere and the darkness, blood and gore are a must have in this kind of films, in my opinion mk is by far the most brutal fighting vs game ever! I also agree on sticking to the origins of the characters, but it’s a short so it’s nog a finished script. But I would nog hope on actors like Van Damme (even if he is from Belgium) or Jacky Chan, they’re a bit old for this movie. The guy who plays jax in the short should definetely stay, but why not scott adkins of tony jaa? Both great fighters who don’t use that ridiculous look at me I can jump 40 yards hangin on a wire in a fight scene :) btw, this is posted in june, any more updates on this?

    • Funkid18

      Bullshit, the first one was cool. Now i do agree with you on the second, but this guy is coming to make it worse.

  • geogie

    Well i like the fact its darker and more realistic, but wheres the storyline
    gone.Dont get me wrong the first 2 movies were a let down and what about the martial arts. They have come a long way in movies over the last 10 years or so. Think matrix, ong bak, bourne identity ect…I think the original caracters should be kept along with the storyline that needs to be texturised as does the acting. You need a bit of mysticism but this must nt be over done. You also need some big names who can perform martial arts and viable interpersonnel storylines that give meaning to it.15 years ago you could have had jony cage-van-damme/lui kane – jackie chan ect. Need to keep it comtempory and classic. As for classic sayings leave em out they have been over done. A difficult balance. Lets hope it works if it comes out….

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  • Xabbu2323

    Great film demo! I hope u make a full length!

  • http://twitter.com/James_Riter James Riter

    I cant wait to see this movie!
    http://www.jamesriter.com/blog/2010/06/12/sub-zero-mortal-kombat-rebirth/

    If you ask me sub Zero look bad ass!

  • http://twitter.com/James_Riter James Riter

    I cant wait to see this movie!
    http://www.jamesriter.com/blog/2010/06/12/sub-zero-mortal-kombat-rebirth/

    If you ask me sub Zero look bad ass!

    • Gerryb

      ur right dude sub zero does look bad ass .

  • Gerryb

    cool this guy should remake dragonball evoultion aswell .

  • Yakkamorris_123

    MAke this movie everyone from the mortal kombat gaming generation will watch it!!!! very nice take on all the characters, i believe with all your ideas will come together :)

    just try to include some more of teh “good guys”, Liu Kang and Raiden are a mus!

    PS: Goro would be kinda cool to see

  • True MK fan

    Sub-Zero looks like Terminator’s abortion, Reptile has a disease, Baraka a mad surgeon, Scorpion in custody… The director should have studied history of every character and MK in general, before making this “Fight Club” sequel with psychos and radiation effect survivors. Go to mkwikia, or simply wikipedia and do some research on the subject! Guy obviously have a talent, and he could make a good movie, but don’t change the characters and the storyline! I’M BEGGING YOU!!! You’ll make a same mistake like people from Street Fighter – Legend of Chun-Li or Dragonball!

  • Chiew Saetern00

    Man this look super kool…I dont mind if the concept get revamp but man i hope it get make

  • sub zero

    I can’t flippin wait… its like waiting for christmas. Dude someone cough up some loot, if I wasn’t so broke dude…. lol I would have already been right there placing it in your hands 5yrs ago. Wat I’m waiting on is a movie about kung lou

  • sub zero

    I can’t flippin wait… its like waiting for christmas. Dude someone cough up some loot, if I wasn’t so broke dude…. lol I would have already been right there placing it in your hands 5yrs ago. Wat I’m waiting on is a movie about kung lou

  • Darren

    When is the movie coming out??

  • Subzero7720022

    This video is amazing for the small amount of cash used to make it and the mostly unpaid actors and other people that helped make it simply out of the love of acting and the MK universe! The haters will always be there bitching about whatever. I am a fan of many movies(I own almost all the live action superhero movies and many seasons of the Marvel toons on dvd) and also music(old school rock and roll, new rock, metal, some rap, some country)…don’t hate, appreciate!

  • joseph

    i would love for this movie to happen,i am a fan of mk,so yes and make subzero look awsome

    • scorpion

      yall need stfu This movie is da bomb fk yall hope it come out soon!!

  • get over here

    Hell yeah its about time..I been a mortal kombat fan from the first mk game
    Am 38 years old and I still play the game.I just love it .so a new movie
    Would be awesome ..thnk u ..toastie

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  • Janfaber87

    THIS MOVIE HAS TO GET MADE!!!!! PLEASE!!!! THE SHORT WAS AMAZING, IM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING A FULL FEATURE FILM!!!

  • Aaron

    short luks awesome hope you really get to make a feature film out of it u cud count on me to watch it

  • cito

    If this movie aint made ima be very fuckin pissed man the shortt film was hotttttt

  • Schwarza

    I’m a die hard fan of Mortal Kombat, and to be fair, i think that this new concept of the whole franchise it’s a good idea.

    Please Tancharoen, DO IT!

  • Johnny Cage

    This movie is the worst idea since the Dragonball evolution movie. It has nothing to do with the orginal storyline of mortal kombat. Half the charater aren’t in it. Johnny cage one the best charater dies which sucks. He should have never died in the mortal kombat 2. Trading Johnny Cage for Jax is the main reason mortal kombat two sucked. Changing the storyline and leaving out lu kang, katana, radien, kano and of course goro. Take out the magic and just make the charater beat the hell out of each is like make another bruce lee or chuck norris flim. I like martial arts movie movies and brucle lee and chuck norris. But mortal kombat is a martial arts movie it’s a fantasy movie. If your gonna make the next mortal kombat moive witch is deception follow the story line of where of coourse my favorite and possobile the best charater in mortal kombat johnny cage returns alive to help lu kang defeat shang Tang or shao kan who ever it is it. Making this move has no connection the the mortal kombat franchise at all.

  • mayon

    hey ppl!!! i m one crazy fan of mortal kombat …. mortal KOMBAT is number one story and fighting movie…. right now i m talking for alot of ppl around me that i kno they ll love it… the short movie is nice as heaven

  • bik3b0y

    please let the him do it

  • Clappy

    this version looks absolutely sick, i know i’ll be in line to see it opening night if it manages to get there.

    but can i suggest as a comedic moment scorpion pulls off a awesome combo and then a guy comes out of the corner with “TOASTY!!!”

  • Lui Kang47

    Where am in this short cocksucker

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  • cb14

    im actually anxious for the movie to be made,but I also think they fucked up scorpion up the asshole. he looks like fucking tony stark!! if he really is such a big scorpion fan he should at least cast someone who looks more bad ass! but either way I hope u break the curse of bad game based movies.

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  • hk

    How can u guys forget about sin city let the man do his thing if u can do it better than do it if not stfu

  • kerry

    I could live with trying to increase a little realism. I could live with trying to update some things.

    I cant deal with some chinaman trying to harry potter and batman a mk film. Mk vs dc=fail so why are you trying to force it to be a batman esque movie? Keep it seperate fella.

    Thus guy sounds like he played mk and got owned by the computer and players all the time and lost all those tokens. So was i. Im not out ruining mk by making a crappy dark reimagination of the film franchise. This crybaby could only pull off sub and scorps moves and did the same shit over and over and always lost. So now he can take his revenge by dumbing it down so he can feel better about losing. What next guy? You gonna add a dance number and song so it adds to the realism and you can ride your fame movies coat tails?

    How about we let the guy who directed the notebook do a “dark realistic gritty remake” of god of war. In it there will be a love story. Kratos wont be a god hell be a college student. No knives on chains here fellas. Were giving him a badass chainsaw. Makes more sense and its realistic. And heres the treat. All the bad guys arnt bad guys. Theyre fashion designers trying to ruin the world of football. Kratos doesnt care about that though. Hes too busy bein the bad guy getting his girlfriend who is married. Awesome! Sign me up for that!

  • Benperkins

    alright. all of you say you are true mk fans. . . dont you remember when they had new characters in ever game?? or when they didnt have scorpion in mk 3?? you accepted cyrax as scorpion because he had something to get you enemy across the screen to you. man give this a chance. ya i dont agree with the realism because MK was made around a mystic design but who knows it might work. keep an open mind. dragon ball evolution was not so bad. think about it. if they didnt make goku a teen then he would be some dumb cgi character. . .laaaaaaammmmmmmeeee. so just chin up and wait. he said there will be some mysticism so who knows it might just play off right. and hes right to many fireballs being thrown gets annoying. ive been playing this game since i was a young kid. since the first one that came out. ive seen it evolve and its flaws. so this is a new look. lets wait and see how it turns out

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  • Stephen

    This looks like a great movie possibility. Regarding his comments on Samuel Jackson being used as Nick Fury. Nick Fury is a very reserved military figure and Samuel Jackson is completely the opposite as being a highly obnoxious idiot where one just wishes whatever character he portrays is either arrested for his theft in the Red Violin or killed in Revenge of the Sith (YES!!)

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  • Ben Albiston

    Once the budget is obtained and the movie is on it’s way the characters needs to be deviated from planet Earth and mutilations.

    Baraka for instance needs to have been captured from another planet and is a completely different species, where as Shao Kahn is at least 15ft and built like a brick house. All the characters need to be massive compared to the human form, Jax, Kano, Sonja and Striker need to be exceptionally big and that’s why they CAN enter the tournament, same as Liu Kang and Kung Lao because they are technically from planet Earth.

  • cornstalk

    I think this is the most realistic rendering of mortal kombat thats has been produced.I personaly think you guys should go through with making a feature length film out of this using all the same character designs but leading off of the minis series mortal kombat legacy.The mini-series if anything was a let down as far as katana and mileena and they changed baraka back to a bald freak.When you guys make the movie keep him as a sergeon with dreads.And keep reptile as a dude with a skin disease…you guys were going places with that…

  • Hassan

    Man David People Have To Always Be open To Change Like With Batman The Changes That Was Made In That Flick Made It An Incredible Film This Will Be Good I Can Feel It

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    DUDE!!!!! this shit is gonna be sick i hella cant wait i dont care what u homo ass gamers say this movie is gonna be dope..all i want is when this movie is gonna come out cause i cant wait any longer…. I NEED TO KNOW!!!! dont leave ur big fans hangin….

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    Just do it it will be the shit just keep it looking the same

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