Now circulating quickly around the net, what appears to be a teaser for a new Mortal Kombat movie is creating a bit of a stir.
At this point in time it’s difficult to say if this is the real deal, or just a VERY well-done fan video. The production values are high enough to imply some sort of studio backing. Unfortunately (when trying to tell the difference, that is), in today’s technology, a very well-heeled amateur can put together some very well-produced stuff.
Either way, the video is a great watch, though definitely not for the kids. If they are producing a movie along this vein, I couldn’t imagine it being rated anything less than a solid R. In fact, if this were the official trailer, it would probably be red-banded.
Watch it, and see what you think.
UPDATE: Jeri Ryan (the actress portraying Sonya Blade) stated via a Twitter posting that the video is a pitch for Warner Brothers to try and reboot the series. This kind of thing can work out well if the studios are smart enough to pick up on a good idea, as this was how we got District 9 from the ‘Alive in Joburg‘ short.