Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mortal Kombat short film

So I came across this short film based on Mortal Kombat the other day and I just had to post it because it was so badass. Just take a look:

This film was made over the course of two-months by a guy named Kevin Tancharoen who wants to make this into a feature film with himself as director. Here's a link from with a brief article about him:

I wish this guy all the luck in the world because I think he did an amazing job and I would absolutely go see this movie if he got to make; just to see his take on the various MK characters and story arcs.

Finally, here's the new trailer for the next Mortal Kombat game:

I looks pretty cool; they seem to be going back to 2D and they've clearly brought the fatalities back properly. Ed Boon, the creator of MK, is also back on board as creative director so it definitely has the pedigree to make a great new installment for the series.

I have to admit though: when I first saw the short film I was really hoping that is was a leaked E3 trailer made to show off the new visual style for an MK re-boot, something the series could definitely use. I saw this as being a re-imagining like Twisted Metal: Black, but for Mortal Kombat. Sadly, that wasn't the case but I still have high hopes for the next MK game and I will definitely be keeping my eye on it because these two videos have brought back my interest in the series.