New Mortal Kombat Mini-series announced

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth tv series screenshot
Remember the live-action Mortal Kombat movie-like trailer that appeared online last June and threw the gaming world upside down? And is now officially referred to as “Mortal Kombat Rebirth”.

It eventually turned out to be a fan-made proof-of-concept trailer by director Kevin Tancharoen (and starring some B-list celebrities like Michael Jai White as Jax and Jeri Ryan as Sonya), in his bid to convince Warner Bros. to allow him to make a new MK-feature film based on his brutal, extremely dark, realistically violent take on the series.

While he didn’t get exactly what he wanted, he has gotten the next best thing!

Warner Bros. has given Tancharoen permission to produce a 10-part “webisode” series of online videos that will chronicle the characters of Mortal Kombat as demonstrated in Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, complete with Michael Jai White (Spawn, Black Dynamite, Undisputed 2) returning for the webisode series as main character Jackson “Jax” Briggs.

Apparently the series may even lay the groundwork for an upcoming film (this will undoubtedly depend on how successful the webisode series is. But considering that the MK: Rebirth trailer has over 3 million views on youtube, I don’t think that will be an issue).

Other characters who will reportedly be featured in the new webisode series include: Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Durak, Kabal, Kitana, Mileena and Scorpion.

Kick-ASS. I honestly cannot freakin’ wait for this. Hopefully all 10 installments will be as good as the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film was. And hopefully that will be followed by a feature film.

In case you missed Mortal Kombat: Rebirth. Here it is in all its uncut, brutal glory. Viewer discretion definitely advised, the thing is bloody, brutal and very violent

And I couldn’t pass up sharing this completely unrelated but entirely awesome commercial for Mortal Kombat 2!

Via Bloody Disgusting