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 Mortal Kombat: Rebirth

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Khalus Akuhei
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PostSubject: Mortal Kombat: Rebirth   Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:59 pm

Oh my, now that is how you make a Mortal Kombat movie, not that the first one was horrible but the others thereafter were stupid. {Too bad this is only a short and may never become a feature length movie, but damn I sure hope so...}

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If you’re a Mortal Kombat fan, yesterday was Christmas. That’s because an awesome short film called Mortal Kombat: Rebirth hit the net and it featured a gritty, real world approach to the material. Featuring Michael Jai White, Jeri Ryan, martial artists Lateef Crowder, Ian Anthony Dale and Matt Mullins, the short film has been getting nothing but positive write-ups across the cyberspace. You really should check it out.

But the big story was what was the purpose and who made the short. Some guessed it was for an unannounced feature film, and others thought it might be for a new Mortal Kombat game. When word got out it was directed by Kevin Tancharoen (Fame), I was kind of stunned. After all, who would have thought the guy who made Fame would have directed an awesome Mortal Kombat short. Thankfully, I had Tancharoen’s email and reached out to see if he wanted to talk about how the short came together and why he wanted to make it. If you’d like to know a lot more, hit the jump to either read or listen to our interview. I’ve also included some highlights as bullet points:

Some highlights:

  • 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 attached 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

More on this including a lengthy interview can be read here!
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Soten Enki


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PostSubject: Re: Mortal Kombat: Rebirth   Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:52 am

Yeah that brings me back. I remember seeing the first movie in theaters.


"There are some things that can beat smartness and foresight? Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn't do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him; he does the thing he ought not to do; and often it catches the expert out and ends him on the spot."  -Mark Twain
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Nimarhie Stardancer


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PostSubject: Re: Mortal Kombat: Rebirth   Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:29 am

Too damn short!!

This movie would be frigging awesome if it was full-length.

Yeah the first MK was epic, that second movie was such a flop... they used to have either a live or a cartoon series which I sorta liked though.
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