Saturday, January 15, 2011
MORTAL KOMBAT WEBISODES MAY LEAD TO MOVIE
Back in the summer of 2010, the internet was on fire with a director Kevin Tancharoe's gritty, twisted and super violent new take on the Mortal Kombat franchise with fight choreography by Larnell Stovall
Matt Cohen from the Smodcast "Bagged & Boarded" spoke to actor Michael Jai White (Spawn, The Dark Knight) who starred in the web short about the film. The actor revealed that Warner Bros. is preparing a line of Mortal Kombat webisodes that will lead up to a new feature film.
Tancharoen will return to direct all the webisodes, so don't get your panties in a bunch with worry if they will change anything up. This is awesome news and I cannot wait to dive further into the MK world once they're done.
Here are some fun facts about the MK short courtesy of Collider.
• 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
You can listen to their interview with White at Smodcast
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