Another 'Mortal Kombat' Movie Happening

September 30, 2011


As you may recall, in June of last year, writer Oren Uziel and Glee: The 3D Concert Movie director Kevin Tancharoen made a seven-and-a-half minute Mortal Kombat fan short that starred Spawn and Seven of Nine but did not include techno music nor Christopher Lambert--an offering of evidence that the Mortal Kombat story could in fact be effectively told without techno music nor Christopher Lambert. Fans loved the realistic, gritty take on the material--because gritty realism is clearly the only way to adapt a fighting game that included the ability to tear your opponent's skeleton out of their body or transform them into an infant--and Warner Bros., who at first sought to take down the short, commissioned Uziel and Tancharoen to make a a 10-episode internet series, and yet still Chris Lambert never got a call. Never got the call for the film sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, either. It was really some bullshit times for Chris Lambert.

Well, now that the Uziel and Tancharoen have Tested Their Might with that miniseries, they have become the Supreme Mortal Kombat Warrior, with New Line hiring them to reboot the film series with a new movie that would continue with the darker tone instigated by the director of Fame and The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll. By the way, here's what that dark, edgy short looked like again:

Could probably use more techno.

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