Last year Platform Nation covered a trailer that surfaced on the internet called “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth,” which sent MK fans to heaven and back. The “trailer” was more of a short film teaser targeted at Warner Brothers (who currently hold the Mortal Kombat rights) to show them what could be done with the franchise in a positive way. I think most people could agree, that Kevin Tancharoen (the director behind the short) did a fantastic job at grounding the spirit of Mortal Kombat and showcasing it in a new way, for a new generation.
Well, they say if you shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land on the stars. Or in this case, you’ll land on the web. It appears Warner was impressed reports Bloody Disgusting, though a movie was not the decided outcome from the fantastic short. Instead, the director will helm a 10-episode web series which shoots in Vancouver, British Columbia next month.
While this may come to a disappointment to a lot of fans who thought the teaser showed a great deal of promise in reviving the series on the big screen, I’m sure most MK fans are just glad to see it back in any form. Personally, I do admit that a web series does fall under the “meh” category for me. It just doesn’t have the same splendor that a full feature could bring to the table. Fans of the teaser however will be glad to know that Michael Jai White who portrayed “Jax” is set to reprise his role in the mini-series, alongside other familiar faces in the franchise. Not much else is known about the story line that the film will focus on.
If you’ve yet to see the trailer, do yourself a favor right now and check it out by clicking here. Even if you’re not a fan of Mortal Kombat, you can’t deny that it looks like it’s in the right hands to make a solid movie in the same vein as The Dark Knight.