September 29th, 2011
3:54 PM CST -
After the massive success of the online digital series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Kevin Tancharoen has been given the green light by Warner Bros. to fully develop a return of Mortal Kombat to the big screen. According to the Hollywood Reporter and Tancharoen himself, New Line has tapped Tancharoen and original Rebirth writer Oren Uziel to bring back the Mortal Kombat series to the big screen.


The short was viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube, and although no movie deal materialized, he was asked to direct the 10-episode web series, which debuted in April, attracting more than 15 million unique visitors.

Off that success, Warners and New Line execs thought it was time to try to revisit a big-screen effort. (New Line made a Mortal Kombat movie in 1995, which grossed more than $70 million domestically and helped launch a directing career for Paul W. S. Anderson. A follow-up movie in 1997, however, fizzled.)


We wish all the best to Tancharoen and Uziel and can't wait for the final product on the silver screen!

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



September 29th, 2011 4:07 PM CST - AlistairWonderland
This is AWESOME news! Don't kill Johnny Cage in the first five minutes please
September 29th, 2011 4:10 PM CST - JSOOGZ
Great news. Cannot wait to see which direction they go with this movie, and how it turns out.
September 29th, 2011 4:18 PM CST - Viking_Poodle
WOW! Congrats Mr. Tanchereon! I really hope they go the Rebirth direction though! It was really awesome to see what they did with all of the characters.
September 29th, 2011 4:24 PM CST - Jinko
I hope they step up the already wonderful visual effects with this one. Take MK back to it's true roots please! Can't fricken wait!
September 29th, 2011 4:54 PM CST - Sky Valley
ehh no thanks. I'm not into this Nolan inspired shit the web series brought us. I'm assuming it will be like the web series if the creator is involved. Which blows. I dont understand the obsession with everything trying to be all realistic these day. It works for things such as 007, but not for MK now a movie that's done in the style of MK9? I'm all up for that. Just imagine the seeing all the iconic stages in the series done with the effects they could do now. And those fatalities!
September 29th, 2011 5:15 PM CST - AriesSiren
i think this is a great thing!! the web series was much more realistic and gritty. the raiden episode just was outstanding, emotional and beautiful. im very proud of kevin and I cant wait to see the final product. Im just really hoping for a hardcore R rated film. not a dumbed down pg-13 version. MK is a M rated game and the film should represent that also. the pg-13 first film, while good, was still missing that mature feeling.
September 29th, 2011 5:17 PM CST - AriesSiren
Originally Posted by : Sky Valley
ehh no thanks. I'm not into this Nolan inspired shit the web series brought us. I'm assuming it will be like the web series if the creator is involved. Which blows. I dont understand the obsession with everything trying to be all realistic these day. It works for things such as 007, but not for MK now a movie that's done in the style of MK9? I'm all up for that. Just imagine the seeing all the iconic stages in the series done with the effects they could do now. And those fatalities!
well given your wile e. coyote avatar i can assume your not into mature realism. i hope you open your mind to the amazing possibilities of the new MK director. or you can watch the mk cartoons if thats your speed.
September 29th, 2011 5:39 PM CST - Sky Valley
Originally Posted by : AriesSiren
well given your wile e. coyote avatar i can assume your not into mature realism. i hope you open your mind to the amazing possibilities of the new MK director. or you can watch the mk cartoons if thats your speed.
yes, how did you guess my secret, I am so obsessed with cartoons that I moved into Toon Town from Who Framed Roger rabbit and I am posting to you from my house and dumbo and micky mouse are in my backyard as we speak. on topic, whatever style they make this movie, at least make it super violent. That's Mk's seeling point. We dont want anything watered down for the mainstream. No pg-13 please.
September 29th, 2011 5:45 PM CST - luxul
IT HAS BEGUN! Seriously can't wait for this. MK Legacy was monumentally awesome, and if Tancharoen and Uziel combine elements of Legacy with a slab of rated-R-gore-horror-martial-arts, then I am sure this will be a reel treat for MK fans worldwide. With that said, I do hope that this will be the one and only all-time BEST video game movie ever created. Stay true to MK (characters, fatalities, stages/ realms, blood & gore), and all should be well. I have faith that this will slay. HYPE METER THRU THE ROOF!!! XD
September 29th, 2011 5:54 PM CST - Commander
Realism =/= Mortal Kombat. Rebirth had more of a "SAW" type of horror grittiness, which MK doesn't need. MK needs to have that mystical feel, with a balance of maturity to it. I'll reserve judgement for the trailer, but in general, video-game movies have been -_________________________-
September 29th, 2011 6:08 PM CST - Hanzo
Honestly, this is the best news ive heard in this last decade. I cant wait, kevin is the man to make it happen. Congrats to all the mk team and good luck!!!!!!!!
September 29th, 2011 6:11 PM CST - Sky Valley
we really havnt had a movie that was faithfull to the games. while the 1995 mortal kombat was good for what it was. People now want to see more than just the first game turned into a movie (plus that movie wasnt even violent like the game) the MK series has evolved since 1992, and a movie based on all these games has a lot of potential. I want to see a kickass movie with scenes like Kung Lao fighting Baraka and tarkatans at the dead pool and Kung lao slicing off groups of tarkatan heads with his hat in an epic battle. And if they want to keep it like the web series, then you can say goodbye to all these ideas you may have in mind that are based on the games. But I dont know why we are making a big deal out of this. Video game movies suck for the most part. And just cause it's about mortal kombat that doesnt mean it's going to be good. Even if it's based on mk9, it could still suck
September 29th, 2011 6:21 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Sky Valley
we really havnt had a movie that was faithfull to the games. while the 1995 mortal kombat was good for what it was. People now want to see more than just the first game turned into a movie (plus that movie wasnt even violent like the game) the MK series has evolved since 1992, and a movie based on all these games has a lot of potential. I want to see a kickass movie with scenes like Kung Lao fighting Baraka and tarkatans at the dead pool and Kung lao slicing off groups of tarkatan heads with his hat in an epic battle. And if they want to keep it like the web series, then you can say goodbye to all these ideas you may have in mind that are based on the games.
Thank you, for being a voice of reason. I agree with you for the most part. Unfortunately, something like that probably won't happen unless you go into making an NC-17 or R-rated film. While I want this to succeed, going about this film in the style of "Rebirth" is not the way to do it. Save the dark-and-grittiness for a film like "Silent Hill," which was fantastic because it was a horror game. MK is not a horror game.
September 29th, 2011 6:29 PM CST - Aldo Moreno
Can't wait till this movie comes out:DDDD.
September 29th, 2011 6:49 PM CST - Hanzo
Im sure Boon will be behind the whole project plus by the experience and research from the first two movies and legacy i have faith the story will be really good so im not worried about that, one of the biggest worries are in the casting field. They need to get some good actors in that really fit the characters. I dont want to see some big star skinny weak loser playing any of the ninjas please.
September 29th, 2011 7:05 PM CST - UCFReiko
ooh i hope they put freddy krueger in the movie since there was a need to put him in the game, it will attract more people ya know? its sad i am being sarcastic but would not be surprised if they actually did it. then we can bring in jason, ash and all the other highly requested characters its the same thing right? LOL
September 29th, 2011 7:17 PM CST - Vali-Ent
If it's gonna be anything like Rebirth of Legacy, it's gonna suck and not capture the feeling presented in the games (especially the originals). Swapping out the guys who played Jax and Kano might salvage the production, though. Aside from that, I smell a standard crap VG adaptation of Tekken, Max Payne and Chun Li caliber.
September 29th, 2011 8:42 PM CST - T-Ca$h
I Read this a min ago from the link Warner bros put on twitter,they said the movie should come out in" 2013 IN LINE WITH THE NEXT GAME" there's ur MK10 release. Even tho that was pretty much a given.
September 29th, 2011 8:45 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
I'm so stoked on this it isn't even ****ing funny
September 29th, 2011 9:14 PM CST - pgd42
I'm psyched and skepticle at the same time. Idk about this guy writing the script and the director had his highs and lows in the web series although it was low budget and short which wasn't his fault. Overall though, if this movie just has epic fight scenes with horror movie level gore, I'll be happy.
September 29th, 2011 11:49 PM CST - Hanzo
They need to include xrays too, at least once or twice, im sure the audience will love that ouch moment .
September 29th, 2011 11:59 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
I agree with Sky and Araknyd.. I want it bloody and gory, not the watered down effects of Legacy. I liked Legacy, but I want this movie to look like a REAL MK movie should look like. No super realism (like Mortal Kombat should be portrayed realistically.. Seriously, save that shit for street fighter :laugh but also have it stick to the roots. And please, for the Love of GOD, no "surprises"...like Shao Kahn being Raiden's brother
September 30th, 2011 12:02 AM CST - Toxic
Now all I need is some info on exactly what the hell is going on with the Mass Effect movie and I'll be set. Also, no dressing up Raiden like some random guy from some random city. WTF was that about in the second movie?
September 30th, 2011 12:09 AM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : Toxic
Now all I need is some info on exactly what the hell is going on with the Mass Effect movie and I'll be set. Also, no dressing up Raiden like some random guy from some random city. WTF was that about in the second movie?
Bro, that whole movie was a giant footprint on the nuts of any MK fan.
September 30th, 2011 12:31 AM CST - Jesse Thacker
Just as long as Shin Koyamada is cast as Liu Kang, and Osric Chau is cast as Kung Lao, I will be very, very happy.
September 30th, 2011 12:39 AM CST - Hanzo
Originally Posted by : Jesse Thacker
Just as long as Shin Koyamada is cast as Liu Kang, and Osric Chau is cast as Kung Lao, I will be very, very happy.
I really hope they dont cast those 2 guys with school girl bodies. They need a badass strong liu kang similar to robin shou and an older kung lao.
September 30th, 2011 2:06 AM CST - MK9
First of all... THANK YOU TRMK, for this update! I have been waiting for this news for a LONG TIME! Alright, now back to this thread... I am personally EXCITED TO DEATH (hahah)... First of all, I know that if it's going to be anything like the 10-episode web series "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" or the short "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth" then WE ALL know that it is going to be a RESTRICTED movie filled with swearing, blood, beautifully choreographed, extreme fight sequences, partial nudity, intense violence, FATALITIES, and more!!! Its going to be dark, grimy, FRESH, simply put: The BEST martial arts game-to-movie adaptation of our time (and its probably going to be a REMAKE of the first and NOT a continuation to the dreadful Mortal Kombat: Annihilation sequel)!!!! I cant wait, I know you cant wait, so lets use this thread to post updates, pictures, videos, ANYTHING related to this film during its developmental and FINAL stages! Let Mortal Kombat begin...remake... BEGIN! Hahhaha! Cheers! :P
Originally Posted by : Hanzo
I really hope they dont cast those 2 guys with school girl bodies. They need a badass strong liu kang similar to robin shou and an older kung lao.
Did you see Robin Shou's most recent movies? Death Race and Death Race 2. Awesome movies :P
September 30th, 2011 4:17 AM CST - smoke.tetsu
Ironically those two "recent robin shou movies" where directed by the same guy who directed the first MK movie... with Robin Shou in it. Anyway, for some reason I didn't think New Line Cinema was around any more and a hew MK Movie would just be a Warner Bros. production. Also I don't think the new MK should be like Saw as rebirth was. :P
September 30th, 2011 5:01 AM CST - Hanzo
Here are some news about the R rating, kevin is going for it. http://geektyrant.com/news/2011/9/29/mortal-kombat-director-says-new-film-needs-to-feel-brutal.html ------------ It was reported earlier today that Mortal Kombat short film director Kevin Tancharoen was attached to directing the big screen feature film reboot for New Line Cinema. I'm really excited that New Line and Warner Bros. are moving forward with production. The director recently spoke to EW, and talked about the 'R' rated direction he wants to take the movie, Kevin: "Up to this point, we’ve only been talking ‘rated R,' I like realistic takes on things, I like it when it’s a little darker and grittier. And I want the martial arts to feel real as opposed to balletic and super-choreographed. It needs to feel brutal, because that’s the nature of the video game itself."
September 30th, 2011 6:41 AM CST - battle_scarz13
Incredimaze Balls! I dug both Rebirth and Legacy. And loved the take on Raiden Tancharoen went with. It was definitely unique and I enjoyed it. But hopefully on the movie they will skew closer to the original characters concepts and background stories. Legacy looked amazing and it was on a shoe string budget. They did great effects on the cyber ninjas. So I can imagine how amazing Tancharoen will make the film look with a really big budget. I do hope he goes darker though closer to the tone of rebirth. I guess we'll have to wait and see. But I think we may actually see a Mortal Kombat movie that isn't terrible!
September 30th, 2011 8:40 AM CST - Tenkai Hayabusa
First and foremost, I must say...OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! YES FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU WB FOR FINALLY GIVING THE GREENLIGHT!!!! As for what I want to see in this movie, it will have to be a definite blood and gore fest aka an R rated film. It will be extremely upsetting to see this film rated as PG-13 or anything less than R for that matter. In terms of realism vs mysticism I actually want to see a good mix of both. I remember reading an interview way back about Kevin Tancharoen and what his take would be on an MK film if he could make it. He said something along the lines of showing the start of the film with a sense of realism and once the audience gets to the MK tournament point, thats where the mysticism begins. Heres the link to that interview of you guys are interested: http://collider.com/kevin-tancharoen-interview-mortal-kombat-rebirth-feature-film/31318/ Also, lots and lots of good martial arts Kombat (see what I did there ) and I want all the characters in the movie to exhibit all their special moves, but I want to see them exhibited in "special" ways. For example I had this really cool concept for Sub-zero where hes fighting a large group of enemies (Yes, I really want to see kombatants fighting not just other specific kombatants, but groups of opponents as well): he freezes one guy but keeps freezing him until he creates a larger pillar of ice. He then smashes the giant block of ice and the shards fly in all directions like throwing knives, impaling all the surronding enemies...That scene would look soooooo ****ing epic!!!! So what Im saying is exhibiting special moves, but with creativity =) Anyways, all I can say is Im so excited beyond belief and I cant wait for this movie to finally come out!!!!!! FIGHT!
September 30th, 2011 8:46 AM CST - Tenkai Hayabusa
Update: Heres an article from yesterday that shows a little bit more info as to where they might go with the reboot...looks like it will be rated R http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/09/29/mortal-kombat-movie-kevin-tancharoen-new-line/
September 30th, 2011 1:30 PM CST - FatalityRay90
if the movie is anything like the series, then this movie will be awesome. hopefully we can ACTUAL -alities in this movie , not like that bs sonya kiss of death fatality she did to cyrax in annihilation or the ridiculously horrible animalities that were in annihilation (shao kahn, a 3 headed dragon. really?).
September 30th, 2011 1:53 PM CST - Hanzo
They just need to be relentless, full force gore, like the game. And i hope they keep that good cgi from legacy on the robots, look at annihalation, looks like cyrax is just a biker without the bike with a big ass head . Plus dont make jax sound like a clown in annihalation, thats why we have cage.
September 30th, 2011 11:23 PM CST - kyoryoku
If there aren't any well-known martial artists / actors in this movie, it's going to be shit. Although I moderately like the first movie, the choreography and martial arts was poor at best. The best thing the reboot had was the suspense which left you hanging. Makes me wonder if the movie would even be good...
September 30th, 2011 11:36 PM CST - Bungle
An R rating means nothing to me when he throws around words like "gritty" and "realistic". That's what Rebirth was, and there was nothing MK about Rebirth other than the name. I don't want a deformed baby Reptile or Doctor Baraka or Shao Kahn as a gangster with a skull tattooed on his face (or even worse, what we got in Legacy). I liked the Paul W.S. Anderson movie but I know the story and action can be so much better. 300 was gory, unrealistic, and stayed true to the source material. I don't know why MK can't be the same.
September 30th, 2011 11:50 PM CST - Critical-Limit
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm594451712/nm0428923 ^ This guy has the shao khan look. But I don't know about his acting. He was the HUGE HUGE guy that tony jaa fought in the "Protector" WHERE ARE MY ELEPHANTS!?
September 30th, 2011 11:54 PM CST - Hanzo
I think that big dude looks retarded, anyone can play kahn if they do what they did in 300 with the king.
October 1st, 2011 12:02 AM CST - Critical-Limit
Originally Posted by : Hanzo
I think that big dude looks retarded, anyone can play kahn if they do what they did in 300 with the king.
dunno man I like my shao khan 7feet tall LOL dunno how you think he looks retarded, as he's got the right build, he just needs a helmet and a ****ed up mouth.
October 1st, 2011 12:50 AM CST - Hanzo
Any good actor can be 7 feet tall with cgi. This bald dude doesnt have shao kahns presence, ive seen his movies and he just screams like a retard.
October 1st, 2011 4:38 AM CST - JRfromGermany
The legacy series was bs, the first part with Kano, Jax etc. was nice, but the other stories were stupid and boring as hell, Baraka looked like an old man, The guy who played Shao Kahn was maybe the toilet man in Kahns House. Quan Chi looked skinny as hell, Adoni Maropis looked 10 times better. Raiden was declared "insane" by his doctor .
October 1st, 2011 11:25 AM CST - pgd42
The thing to remember about the legacy series is that it was on a low budget and thrown together in a few short months. Now that this guy has a much larger budget and a lot more time to work on the project, its gonna be a lot better. The costumes and scenery should actually be good and hopefully the plot won't be rushed. Gotta give this guy some credit, he did decent for what he had to work with.
October 1st, 2011 12:36 PM CST - Commander
I just don't want to see an MK movie where you'd have dumb shit, like: Baraka being a doctor gone mad. Reptile suffereing from a degenerative disease. Sub-Zero suffereing from hypothermia. Raiden being a frustrated electrician Shang Tsung having multiple-personality disorder. etc, etc, etc, etc, etc ........................... Call these characters what they are. Make Baraka a Tarkatan Make Reptile a REPTILE Make Sub-Zero a ninja Cyromancer Make Raiden a Thunder god Make Shang Tsung an Evil Sorcerer None of this real world shit. If there's all this technology that can make a Camaro transform into Bumble Bee, why the F**K can't an MK movie have fictional characters with super-powers???
October 1st, 2011 12:43 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
I think the only reason they'll make the movie all real-world and stupid is because they are trying to appeal to a broader audience. However it turns out, it won't be like MK9: The Movie. Maybe it will lean more towards the real roots of MK.. but I bet there will be at least one stupid ass gimmick. Maybe not, I'm hoping for a true MK movie like the rest if you.. But I also know what will sell and what won't.
October 1st, 2011 1:07 PM CST - Sky Valley
now I'll only give this real world shit a chance under one condition It has to be only focussed on Scorpion and Sub-Zero's story. It was the only part of the web series that wasnt retarded and somewhat gave off the vibe of the games. I'm sure we've all seen the battle where they were fighting in the snow, and if they are doing a realistic take on it, then that's the major plot they should focus on. I do not want this to have Jax and Sonya chasing Kano during the movie. You might as well just watch CSI Miami. Cause that's what the web series pretty much was most of the time.
October 1st, 2011 2:09 PM CST - Critical-Limit
Originally Posted by : Hanzo
Any good actor can be 7 feet tall with cgi. This bald dude doesnt have shao kahns presence, ive seen his movies and he just screams like a retard.
opinions are opinions I guess
October 1st, 2011 2:18 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : Sky Valley
now I'll only give this real world shit a chance under one condition It has to be only focussed on Scorpion and Sub-Zero's story. It was the only part of the web series that wasnt retarded and somewhat gave off the vibe of the games. I'm sure we've all seen the battle where they were fighting in the snow, and if they are doing a realistic take on it, then that's the major plot they should focus on. I do not want this to have Jax and Sonya chasing Kano during the movie. You might as well just watch CSI Miami. Cause that's what the web series pretty much was most of the time.
I agree with this wholeheartedly. If I have to see that played out sonya & jax chasing Kano bull shit again, I'll rip my ****ing eyeballs out. It's ****ING STUPID. It was alright in MK4, but damnit it's gone too far. A focus on Liu & Lao, Kitana & co., and of course, the ninjas; and I'll be happy. All I really want is The Lin Kuei focused on. Teenage-ish Subzero and Smoke running away from the Cyber Initiative with some unexpected twists
October 1st, 2011 2:41 PM CST - RoflCopter3000
I thought Rebith was a raping of the MK I know and love. The mini series was pretty cool though. I just hope they don't completely ruin it.
October 2nd, 2011 4:26 PM CST - Xx Skorpion xX
I'v been waiting about 12years for the day I read what I just read above... All I ask: Make the movie rated R, stay true to the franchise (think of all the true MK fans watching this.. don't wanna disappoint them) and make Scorpion get revenge on Johnny Cage ! lmao. Above all.. Good fight scenes
October 2nd, 2011 6:34 PM CST - Hanzo
Boon tweeted they had an awesome mk3 movie meeting a day ago, maybe they discussed the cast, filming locations or budget? Im sure they have mostly everything planned out because Kevin already mentioned the story has been written they just need to polish it. What do you guys think the movie should be named? My vote is just mortal kombat.
October 5th, 2011 2:29 PM CST - omied
The Rebirth was so stupid and I didnt even bother to watch the legacy crap. All I know is that we will never get a true Mortal Kombat film. The first one was good and somewhat true to the first MK game but the second was just a joke lol. I highly doubt this is going to turn out true to the franchise. I really enjoyed the MK Deception RPG Konquest. Now that should be a movie. You learned and wandered all around classic MK stages and met all the characters. The way they created Scorpian's Hell stage was amazing, seeing all those dead people walk around and the segregation of the normal from the dead. I also liked the way Sub Zero was training his masked ninja clan. Does anyone remember the Konquest from Deception? Or is it just me that enjoyed it and only like Deception for that lol
October 5th, 2011 5:15 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : Hanzo
Boon tweeted they had an awesome mk3 movie meeting a day ago, maybe they discussed the cast, filming locations or budget? Im sure they have mostly everything planned out because Kevin already mentioned the story has been written they just need to polish it. What do you guys think the movie should be named? My vote is just mortal kombat.
Yup, I'm on board with that. A simple "Mortal Kombat" would fit this movie perfectly. Sweet and Simple
October 5th, 2011 7:07 PM CST - pgd42
The Rebirth was so stupid and I didnt even bother to watch the legacy crap. All I know is that we will never get a true Mortal Kombat film. The first one was good and somewhat true to the first MK game but the second was just a joke lol. I highly doubt this is going to turn out true to the franchise. I really enjoyed the MK Deception RPG Konquest. Now that should be a movie. You learned and wandered all around classic MK stages and met all the characters. The way they created Scorpian's Hell stage was amazing, seeing all those dead people walk around and the segregation of the normal from the dead. I also liked the way Sub Zero was training his masked ninja clan. Does anyone remember the Konquest from Deception? Or is it just me that enjoyed it and only like Deception for that lol I also hope they dont go the rebirth route and stick with the fantasy elements true to the game. Legacy is def worth watching though because of this. Sure its VERY low budget, short and rushed but it was the best interpretation so far with great scorpion and subzero / cyrax and sektor fight scenes. You just gotta accept there wasn't much to work with. I also enjoyed the deception conquest mode but don't really see what that has to do with the movie.
October 6th, 2011 12:06 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : pgd42
I also hope they dont go the rebirth route and stick with the fantasy elements true to the game. Legacy is def worth watching though because of this. Sure its VERY low budget, short and rushed but it was the best interpretation so far with great scorpion and subzero / cyrax and sektor fight scenes. You just gotta accept there wasn't much to work with. I also enjoyed the deception conquest mode but don't really see what that has to do with the movie.
I agree. That's exactly my point. Sub-Zero should freeze people. Scorpion should be a NetherRealm wraith who throws his spear. Raiden should be a thunder god which shoots lightning from his hands. Reptile should come from a Reptilian race. Baraka should come from a Tarkatan race. Shang Tsung should be an evil sorcerer. None of this "real-world" dark-and-gritty shit. How is it that you can have a Lord Of The Rings movie, which uses MOST of these fantasy elements mentioned, yet not in a Mortal Kombat movie??? I don't get it. Both movies are supposed to take place in the "real world", yet have fantasy elements. This is why the Rebirth angle doesn't work with MK. They need to approach this movie with more of a Lord Of The Rings angle. Set in the real world, but with the fantasy and lore that come with MK.
October 6th, 2011 4:45 PM CST - THE JOHNNY ROOK
Forgive me if I am tarded (please forgive me), but will this feature be based around Legacy? Or another completely revisioned MK after Rebirth, then Legacy. I thought the original one in 95' was da tits, and I saw it three times in the theater. Once back to back.
October 6th, 2011 4:49 PM CST - Shirayuki Mizore
I hated the web series so yeah no thanks
October 6th, 2011 5:36 PM CST - pgd42
I dont think anyone knows what direction it'll go as of yet. The director said he wanted to make it dark, gritty and brutal with an R rating which is awesome, but that could go in any direction. As the guy said above, they should take the more lord of the rings fantasy route. It just makes things more believable and epic in my opinion.
October 7th, 2011 1:33 AM CST - Taj Gill
Oh hey guys . Decided to put my two cents on the topic... First of all I am most absolutely psyched for this frigging thing, I have been praying long for this day to happen since 1997, the release of Annihilation. Fast forward 13 years and I am absolutely shocked by Rebirth and even though it was too realistic, it satisfied my thirst of a much needed live action MK sequence and I hoped something would continue. My wish was granted and Legacy was created, and again, I was happy, but it just was not the full package. Now, judging by the slow pace Warner was taking, I honestly thought a movie still was not gonna be made even after the success of Legacy, I thought they would do a second season and put that on TV. But then, all of a sudden, Mortal Kombat's sales broke 3 million copies... And then outta nowhere... BANG! My ULTIMATE WISH has finally been given, another freaking MORTAL KOMBAT MOVIE!!! However, just because something you want is announced, does not mean it will be released to your absolute liking. So what my view is on the topic, I don't give a rat's ass if they go realistic with the thing, just do one simple thing for me Mr. Tancharoen... STICK TO THE DAMNED STORYLINE, I swear to god, if I do not see Scorpion and Sub-Zero's rivalry properly explored in this movie and they become buddies like they were in the first movie, I will not be a happy camper. Also, an R-Rating (or 18A as we call it here in Canada ) would be much appreciated as well. I mean, come on, what is MK without a bit of blood and gore? Also, I love cursing, I do it all the time, I love hearing it in movies, so throw that in there as well, but for characters who will actually swear, I dont want Liu Kang swearing while doing his Jeet Kune Do wails. But yeah, seriously just stick to the actual story and I guarantee most fans will be satisfactory with the movie. Oh, and also hire actors who can act, don't make the CGI cheesy, blah blah blah. Nice to post on here again, and nice to see some familiar faces. TAJ IS BACK PEOPLE :D!
October 7th, 2011 7:09 AM CST - Tenkai Hayabusa
Originally Posted by : Taj Gill
Oh hey guys . Decided to put my two cents on the topic... First of all I am most absolutely psyched for this frigging thing, I have been praying long for this day to happen since 1997, the release of Annihilation. Fast forward 13 years and I am absolutely shocked by Rebirth and even though it was too realistic, it satisfied my thirst of a much needed live action MK sequence and I hoped something would continue. My wish was granted and Legacy was created, and again, I was happy, but it just was not the full package. Now, judging by the slow pace Warner was taking, I honestly thought a movie still was not gonna be made even after the success of Legacy, I thought they would do a second season and put that on TV. But then, all of a sudden, Mortal Kombat's sales broke 3 million copies... And then outta nowhere... BANG! My ULTIMATE WISH has finally been given, another freaking MORTAL KOMBAT MOVIE!!! However, just because something you want is announced, does not mean it will be released to your absolute liking. So what my view is on the topic, I don't give a rat's ass if they go realistic with the thing, just do one simple thing for me Mr. Tancharoen... STICK TO THE DAMNED STORYLINE, I swear to god, if I do not see Scorpion and Sub-Zero's rivalry properly explored in this movie and they become buddies like they were in the first movie, I will not be a happy camper. Also, an R-Rating (or 18A as we call it here in Canada ) would be much appreciated as well. I mean, come on, what is MK without a bit of blood and gore? Also, I love cursing, I do it all the time, I love hearing it in movies, so throw that in there as well, but for characters who will actually swear, I dont want Liu Kang swearing while doing his Jeet Kune Do wails. But yeah, seriously just stick to the actual story and I guarantee most fans will be satisfactory with the movie. Oh, and also hire actors who can act, don't make the CGI cheesy, blah blah blah. Nice to post on here again, and nice to see some familiar faces. TAJ IS BACK PEOPLE :D!
Bro!!!!!! How are things man!?!? Havent seen you around these parts in ages!!!! Welcome back =) Anyways, what I wanted to add to the topic, is I just saw some trailer for a movie on youtube called Adam Chaplin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrq2F2d_010&feature=channel_video_title This is the kind of blood and gore/carnage I would want to see in this MK movie
October 7th, 2011 11:28 AM CST - Taj Gill
Originally Posted by : Tenkai Hayabusa
Bro!!!!!! How are things man!?!? Havent seen you around these parts in ages!!!! Welcome back =) Anyways, what I wanted to add to the topic, is I just saw some trailer for a movie on youtube called Adam Chaplin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrq2F2d_010&feature=channel_video_title This is the kind of blood and gore/carnage I would want to see in this MK movie
Good to see you again as well Flaviu, hope all is well with school and such! And damn, thats some gory shit bro, I doubt they're gonna go that far with it. I am hoping for a Ninja Assassin level of Blood and Gore, maybe a little bit more, but that much I believe will sell to the General Audience.
October 8th, 2011 7:15 AM CST - Critical-Limit
@taj: the same guy that did the Web series is doing the movie from what I understand... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU-q6XWeP4Q If anything I think he loves their rivalry the most. this isn't the full episode it's just them fighting. and if you haven't already seen these, pay no mind to the quality as the web series was extremely low budget.
October 9th, 2011 1:58 AM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Critical-Limit
@taj: the same guy that did the Web series is doing the movie from what I understand... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU-q6XWeP4Q If anything I think he loves their rivalry the most. this isn't the full episode it's just them fighting. and if you haven't already seen these, pay no mind to the quality as the web series was extremely low budget.
The same director is directing, but it's not the same WRITERS(s) from the Legacy series. The person writing the script for the NEW movie is the same guy who wrote the "Rebirth" film pitch, which worries the hell out of me. I WISH it was the same writers from the Legacy series, but it's not.
October 9th, 2011 7:58 AM CST - Critical-Limit
Originally Posted by : Araknyd_Commander
The same director is directing, but it's not the same WRITERS(s) from the Legacy series. The person writing the script for the NEW movie is the same guy who wrote the "Rebirth" film pitch, which worries the hell out of me. I WISH it was the same writers from the Legacy series, but it's not.
Then i suppose your the same as me and hate the idea of way too realistic MK. It's not mortal kombat w/o the fantasy elements. If they want to make a rebirth looking MK so bad. they might as well just name it something else like "Underground Death Fights" or something. Because to me it's not MK. Doing this to MK is like taking a Halo movie and making master chief a woman, while fighting zombies on earth calling them the flood, and the aliens(Covenant) are a bunch of people who got their genetic code enhanced. If you're gonna change it that much just make it an original movie, and avoid the whole paying for the license.
October 9th, 2011 1:51 PM CST - Hanzo
Rebirth and legacy was done by the same writer orien uziel. With such an enormous budget im sure there will be lots of cgi for the characters powers, it wont be "that" realistic.
October 9th, 2011 2:00 PM CST - battle_scarz13
Legacy was well written and for the budget they had was impressive to say the least. I dug the take they did on Raiden. And as long as they stay true to the characters origins and basic outline of who they are, etc. I couldn't care less what they do. I don't want to see the game storyline rehashed. That's what the games are for. I'd rather see something new and original that respects the characters and original stories but does something different.
October 9th, 2011 3:32 PM CST - Hanzo
A good story is required, but the fights should be right on par, the whole story should revolve about the mortal kombat tournament, enough with lui kang and his brother or sonya and jax, get that out of the way early on the movie and get right on with the ass kicking. A really good fight help the movie even if the story feels weak at times, a good example would be any of the tony jaas movies, story sucks, fighting scenes are so good you will forget about his damn elephants. I wish they could bring that guy to their team.
October 9th, 2011 4:27 PM CST - bad10
It should have fight scenes like Dragon King vs. Shao Kahn or Noob-Smoke vs. the Shaolin monks!
October 9th, 2011 4:39 PM CST - Critical-Limit
Originally Posted by : Hanzo
A good story is required, but the fights should be right on par, the whole story should revolve about the mortal kombat tournament, enough with lui kang and his brother or sonya and jax, get that out of the way early on the movie and get right on with the ass kicking. A really good fight help the movie even if the story feels weak at times, a good example would be any of the tony jaas movies, story sucks, fighting scenes are so good you will forget about his damn elephants. I wish they could bring that guy to their team.
Yeah I think he'd make a great Kung Lao lol. Him not being able to talk properly could hurt the movie. (In English)
October 10th, 2011 1:06 AM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Hanzo
Rebirth and legacy was done by the same writer orien uziel.
NO, IT WASN'T. Orien Uziel did "Rebirth." "Legacy" was written by Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing. Orien Uziel is also writing the script for the NEW movie.
Originally Posted by : Critical-Limit
Then i suppose your the same as me and hate the idea of way too realistic MK. It's not mortal kombat w/o the fantasy elements.
Yes. EXACTLY!!!
October 10th, 2011 4:57 PM CST - Taj Gill
Yeah, thats why I have a little bit of a worry, Legacy stuck mostly to the actual canon story, whereas Rebirth, which was written by the dude who is now writing the new movie, was not canon AT ALL, besides Scorpion finding out about Kuai Liang (that's if that really is Kuai Liang, you never know). I don't care about the realism, like I said before, just please stick to the original story.
October 17th, 2011 5:57 AM CST - Lin Fu
I am really sceptical about this new movie and the fact that Kevin Tancharoen will direct it. MK Legacy was good in some points, especially the episodes with Scorpion, the Lin Kuei and Jax-Sonya-Kano-Stryker konflict. But the other episodes (Raiden, Mileena-Kitana, etc) were shit. I want a movie that will be similar like MK9. I don't say it has to be the same story and all fighters should be included, but it has to be in the same way with a similar story. I'm not sure Kevin Tancharoen will do it in that way. I don't like the Rebirth everything-has-to-be-realistic movie.
October 19th, 2011 6:39 AM CST - QuanChi1
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][/FONT] [SIZE="4"][/SIZE] I am excited and intrigued to see what this director has in store for us, I loved the web series but I don't think R is the way to go. I think grittier is nessecary but no blood and gore (which would be nice), I have faith in Warner Bros. and Kevin, but If this movie bombs (which I will be pissed about) I'm definatley goin to hollywood and turning in my script for my vision of a Mortal Kombat trilogy, it would be done the right way. Mortal Kombat is my all time favorite game & game franchise, I think givin the right script, passionate enough director and good actors Mortal Kombat could be epic, if you go Nolan on us I'm gonna riot.
October 26th, 2011 4:24 PM CST - Sweetre15
Now I'm VERY skeptical at the moment about what's going to happen with this film but I hope KT realizes that seeing as how fans have been waiting for both a faithful and good adaption of MK for many years making MK into a freak psycho story would be the worst decision ever...I mean atleast Nolan retained the key familiar elements of the Batman mythos in the franchise and allowed the characters to be altogether the same.
October 28th, 2011 8:43 AM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Sweetre15
making MK into a freak psycho story would be the worst decision ever...I mean atleast Nolan retained the key familiar elements of the Batman mythos in the franchise and allowed the characters to be altogether the same.
Exactly my point. I sure as hell hope that he doesn't turn this into THAT type of movie, and just sticks with the MK mythos. There's nothing wrong with having MK take place in a real world setting, but if you're going to make an MK movie, it should also have the fantasy / magical element to it as well. I know that I sound like a broken record but, a Lord Of The Rings type of setting would be ideal, such that it takes place in a real-world setting but also has lots of fiction elements to it.
October 28th, 2011 9:26 AM CST - Eks
Personally, I think the MK story is horrible, so I'm fine with this idea. Yeah, it's gonna veer way off of the current game's storyline, but I don't play fighting games for their story, and MK's story is so far-fetched that it can only get better as far as I'm concerned.
October 28th, 2011 9:50 AM CST - Sweetre15
Originally Posted by : Eks
Personally, I think the MK story is horrible, so I'm fine with this idea. Yeah, it's gonna veer way off of the current game's storyline, but I don't play fighting games for their story, and MK's story is so far-fetched that it can only get better as far as I'm concerned.
Hmmmmm.....So you think that a story about characters fighting to defend their realm is silly but would rather see an equally "nonsensical" story where psychos can attach blades to their ****ing wrist and still have use of their arms as well as being a super black belt, Cops that will send an actor off to die against said psycho as opposed to doing it themselves or hiring a professional in that area to do it, or where eyeless yakuzas can use ninja powers to escape from prison?..........Whatever
October 28th, 2011 11:50 AM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Eks
Personally, I think the MK story is horrible, so I'm fine with this idea. Yeah, it's gonna veer way off of the current game's storyline, but I don't play fighting games for their story, and MK's story is so far-fetched that it can only get better as far as I'm concerned.
How is it any further fetched than a scientist who goes mad and turns green, or a guy that gets bit by a radioactive spider and has super-powers??? Yet, The Hulk and Spiderman got film adaptations set in the "Real world." The idea of far-fetched stories being turned into film is what Hollywood thrives on. I mean, come on vehicles that transform into robots, which come from a weird alien planet. Transformers is about the most far-fetched story of them all. Saying that they shouldn't do an MK movie based on the original MK storyline, due to it being "far-fetched," is a bit ridiculous, especially considering in how Hollywood SPECIALIZES in "far-fetched."
October 28th, 2011 4:13 PM CST - Eks
All of those movies are still based in our universe while the MK story takes similar ideas (shooting fireballs, transforming into animals, and turning invisible are similar to the super powers of Spidey and the Hulk) and goes even further to include other realms. I also think that a more realistic, martial arts story can be conjured without having the whole "other realms" stuff.
October 28th, 2011 5:10 PM CST - Sweetre15
Originally Posted by : Eks
All of those movies are still based in our universe while the MK story takes similar ideas (shooting fireballs, transforming into animals, and turning invisible are similar to the super powers of Spidey and the Hulk) and goes even further to include other realms. I also think that a more realistic, martial arts story can be conjured without having the whole "other realms" stuff.
You do know that the first game was on a parallel island between Earth and Outworld located in the Lost Sea right? So in a first movie the locations can look pretty real but with fantasy characters included. Plus taking out the magic would make it no more than a generic fight film. Not to mention that one of WB's longest lasting franchises had the "other worlds" premise and it goes by the name of Harry Potter and if you can watch that, Hellboy, The first Chronicles of Narnia film (since the others ruined the books), Thor, or Inception then MK shouldnt seem too "far-fetched.....plain and simple.
October 30th, 2011 4:05 AM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Sweetre15
Plus taking out the magic would make it no more than a generic fight film. Not to mention that one of WB's longest lasting franchises had the "other worlds" premise and it goes by the name of Harry Potter and if you can watch that, Hellboy, The first Chronicles of Narnia film (since the others ruined the books), Thor, or Inception then MK shouldnt seem too "far-fetched
Exactly. Taking out the magic from MK just makes it feel bland and "meh," IMO. Also, as mentioned, this wouldn't be the first time that WB does a movie that involves other worlds, per se. Thor and Harry Potter were about the best examples mentioned. Those 2 have the exact blend between our world and "other" worlds that I'm talking about. Sure, they take place in our world, but they also include a seperate world which includes magic, fireballs and DRAGONS and are blended very well together. Harry Potter and Thor transitioned between these different worlds seamlessly. I'm just saying that the elements of non-fiction and fiction can be mixed, without it seeming ridiculous. As for MK: Real world could = Earthrealm. Fictional world could = Outworld.
October 30th, 2011 8:09 AM CST - Critical-Limit
Originally Posted by : Sweetre15
You do know that the first game was on a parallel island between Earth and Outworld located in the Lost Sea right? So in a first movie the locations can look pretty real but with fantasy characters included. Plus taking out the magic would make it no more than a generic fight film. Not to mention that one of WB's longest lasting franchises had the "other worlds" premise and it goes by the name of Harry Potter and if you can watch that, Hellboy, The first Chronicles of Narnia film (since the others ruined the books), Thor, or Inception then MK shouldnt seem too "far-fetched.....plain and simple.
I wouldn't put Inception on the same level of fantasy as those other ones. brain hacking someone in their sleep I don't think is something that's impossible lol. Maybe at the moment we don't got the technology. But I wouldn't count that as pure fantasy just yet. Those "anti" dream guys that guy got from training his mind to prevent hackers. That is a realistic thing you can do with your dreams. A bed wetter these days. If you train your mind to think about waking up, every single time you pee in real life. You'll think about this in your dream. And you can wake yourself up because you question reality everytime you pee even in real life. So I can see how someone could train their brain "sprites" to defend him in a dream scenario.
October 30th, 2011 9:02 AM CST - Eks
Originally Posted by : Sweetre15
You do know that the first game was on a parallel island between Earth and Outworld located in the Lost Sea right? So in a first movie the locations can look pretty real but with fantasy characters included. Plus taking out the magic would make it no more than a generic fight film. Not to mention that one of WB's longest lasting franchises had the "other worlds" premise and it goes by the name of Harry Potter and if you can watch that, Hellboy, The first Chronicles of Narnia film (since the others ruined the books), Thor, or Inception then MK shouldnt seem too "far-fetched.....plain and simple.
I don't give a shit about the first game fitting into the multi-realm story. It sucks regardless. I never said to take out magic; just the realms BS. I don't give a shit about any of those movies, either. I don't care that Harry Potter is one of the biggest franchises ever. And you're really gonna mention Hellboy and Thor? The bottom line is, I don't like the multi-realm crap, and there's nothing you're going to say that's gonna change my mind. I do like the more reality-based vibe this storyline takes.
October 30th, 2011 9:10 AM CST - Critical-Limit
Originally Posted by : Eks
I don't give a shit about the first game fitting into the multi-realm story. It sucks regardless. I never said to take out magic; just the realms BS. I don't give a shit about any of those movies, either. I don't care that Harry Potter is one of the biggest franchises ever. And you're really gonna mention Hellboy and Thor? The bottom line is, I don't like the multi-realm crap, and there's nothing you're going to say that's gonna change my mind. I do like the more reality-based vibe this storyline takes.
if outworld isn't fighting to take over earth realm... then wth would they be fighting for? just curious. (Cuz that's like the center focus of MK lol) Also there is a strong chance I'm moving to South caronlina in the next 3-5 months. We should hang if that's the case.
October 30th, 2011 12:16 PM CST - Flying Jinko
Originally Posted by : Eks
I don't give a shit about the first game fitting into the multi-realm story. It sucks regardless. I never said to take out magic; just the realms BS. I don't give a shit about any of those movies, either. I don't care that Harry Potter is one of the biggest franchises ever. And you're really gonna mention Hellboy and Thor? The bottom line is, I don't like the multi-realm crap, and there's nothing you're going to say that's gonna change my mind. I do like the more reality-based vibe this storyline takes.
The problem however, is that you can't keep the 'magic' while taking away the concept of realms cause then it won't be MK. It will be no different from any generic martial arts action flick.
October 30th, 2011 12:40 PM CST - Sweetre15
Originally Posted by : Flying Jinko
The problem however, is that you can't keep the 'magic' while taking away the concept of realms cause then it won't be MK. It will be no different from any generic martial arts action flick.
Not to mention, Taking the multi-realm element out wPoould be no different than making Gone With The Wind a story about race cars....what's the point? Lol
October 30th, 2011 2:34 PM CST - Eks
Originally Posted by : Critical-Limit
if outworld isn't fighting to take over earth realm... then wth would they be fighting for? just curious. (Cuz that's like the center focus of MK lol) Also there is a strong chance I'm moving to South caronlina in the next 3-5 months. We should hang if that's the case.
I guess this makes sense, but I don't really care what they fight for. To me, pretty much anything is better than the whole "realms" premise. I liked the "alt art" approach that was taken in Legacy since they tried to make it more reality-based. I also like how much darker and grotesque it was than the "genuine" MK story and atmosphere.
October 30th, 2011 3:33 PM CST - Critical-Limit
Originally Posted by : Eks
I guess this makes sense, but I don't really care what they fight for. To me, pretty much anything is better than the whole "realms" premise. I liked the "alt art" approach that was taken in Legacy since they tried to make it more reality-based. I also like how much darker and grotesque it was than the "genuine" MK story and atmosphere.
Yeah I don't think anyone wants the semi-corny lines/ happy-go-lucky atmosphere of the game mode storyline. I want it realistic, but with realms/scorpion being a spectre ect ect. Like I don't want to see someone get their shins broken but somehow they can still fight like it's no big deal. or if scorpion pierces your neck with his spear, you should die. reptile hits you once with acid your losing some skin ect ect.
October 30th, 2011 5:37 PM CST - Sweetre15
Originally Posted by : Critical-Limit
Yeah I don't think anyone wants the semi-corny lines/ happy-go-lucky atmosphere of the game mode storyline. I want it realistic, but with realms/scorpion being a spectre ect ect. Like I don't want to see someone get their shins broken but somehow they can still fight like it's no big deal. or if scorpion pierces your neck with his spear, you should die. reptile hits you once with acid your losing some skin ect ect.
Bingo... You can still have it be dark and gritty without unnecessary change like the Rebirth concept.
October 31st, 2011 6:42 AM CST - Lin Fu
the new MK movie should be a mix of Thor, The Dark Knight and something like 300. Tancharoen already talked about the new Batman movies and it seems like he wants to do the MK movie in that way. It's also more realistic then the ancient Batman-movies. That could be cool, but if he wants to do it in Rebirth-way this movie will suck
October 31st, 2011 7:12 AM CST - Flying Jinko
Originally Posted by : Lin Fu
the new MK movie should be a mix of Thor, The Dark Knight and something like 300. Tancharoen already talked about the new Batman movies and it seems like he wants to do the MK movie in that way. It's also more realistic then the ancient Batman-movies. That could be cool, but if he wants to do it in Rebirth-way this movie will suck
I would totally love a 300 type of environment for the next Mk movie. It feels right in place, in tune with the dark nature of Mk. The only realism I would like in the movie is how critical limit summed up above.
October 31st, 2011 12:10 PM CST - Hanzo
They should get the capoeira guy that played baraka in the shorts to play reptile, watch his protector fight scene and imagine a green suit on him, just perfect.
October 31st, 2011 12:45 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Critical-Limit
Yeah I don't think anyone wants the semi-corny lines/ happy-go-lucky atmosphere of the game mode storyline. I want it realistic, but with realms/scorpion being a spectre ect ect. Like I don't want to see someone get their shins broken but somehow they can still fight like it's no big deal. or if scorpion pierces your neck with his spear, you should die. reptile hits you once with acid your losing some skin ect ect.
YES! Exactly. I want it to take place in a real world setting, but with lots of the fantasy elements to it. I don't want to see Raiden as an electrician, Sub-Zero suffering from hypothermia, Baraka as a doctor gone mad, or any of that other bull-shit. As Critical Limit said, make it realistic but call the characters what they are. Baraka should be some ugly being with blades in his arms. Sub-Zero should be a cyromancer with freezing powers. Goro should have 4 arms.
Originally Posted by : Sweetre15
You can still have it be dark and gritty without unnecessary change like the Rebirth concept.
Agreed. The changes that were made in "Rebirth," were just that, UNNECESSARY.
November 1st, 2011 12:49 AM CST - tremor_209
Originally Posted by : Lin Fu
Tancharoen already talked about the new Batman movies and it seems like he wants to do the MK movie in that way. It's also more realistic then the ancient Batman-movies. That could be cool, but if he wants to do it in Rebirth-way this movie will suck
I understand you . . Rebirth is cool, but making Baraka as a doctor that plastic surgeries himself is so exaggerating . . And Reptile as a man with a skin disease that's severing the heads of his victims and eats them is kinda weird . . And Sub Zero as a bald guy with a mechanical mask or something really sucks . . I love the way how they added a twist of CSI in Rebirth . . I love to see the movie in a Dark Knight style . . (you know, he is a vigilante instead of being a hero) . . But having the original essence of game . . . B.t.w. Has anyone heard the rumor about Ryan Reynolds playing as Johnny Cage ? This rumor is bugging me . .
November 1st, 2011 12:25 PM CST - Sweetre15
Not to mention if anyone remembers the Locales of MK1, you can make it LOOK completely realistic visually since the tournament of that was held on an Earth Based palace, so it being in a "realistic" setting in movie 1 wouldn't be bad as long as the story is the same and the characterizations are as well. The mysticism is brought almost entirely by the characters themselves, which is a point I Brought up before. The key is making the characters react to the supernatural in a realistic fashion as well as the proper build up to it.
November 1st, 2011 6:08 PM CST - Hanzo
Ryan reynolds as cage? Omfg no please. Where did you hear that?? Im sure no one has been cast yet except michael jai white, hes going to be jax in the movie more than 100% sure.
November 1st, 2011 6:13 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
I'd kill myself if ryan reynolds was Johnny Cage. I hate ryan reynolds more than the devil... goddamn, get someone good to be Cage.
November 1st, 2011 11:26 PM CST - Sweetre15
I'm 200% sure that the Reynolds rumors is BS.
November 2nd, 2011 6:19 AM CST - tremor_209
Originally Posted by : Hanzo
Ryan reynolds as cage? Omfg no please. Where did you hear that?? Im sure no one has been cast yet except michael jai white, hes going to be jax in the movie more than 100% sure.
I heard it from two guys talking on the bus . . And days later, i saw the rumor again on youtube comments, unknown forums, etc.
Originally Posted by : TaBB3rnackle92
I'd kill myself if ryan reynolds was Johnny Cage. I hate ryan reynolds more than the devil... goddamn, get someone good to be Cage.
haha! lol! Well he had a lil potential playing JC,.. He's kinda ****y . .
Originally Posted by : Sweetre15
I'm 200% sure that the Reynolds rumors is BS.
lol! abbrev. cursing . . haha!
November 2nd, 2011 12:22 PM CST - Mysticstrider
Originally Posted by : TaBB3rnackle92
I'd kill myself if ryan reynolds was Johnny Cage. I hate ryan reynolds more than the devil... goddamn, get someone good to be Cage.
I agree. I think Matt Mullins is currently the best Johnny Cage right now. Who had the idea of making Ryan Reynolds or Chris Evans, or some others thinking that they can play as Johnny Cage? I mean sure they look like it, but they don't have the personality or humor that I think Matt Mullins have. But yeah, I also found the post on some random mortal kombat, video-game, and fighting forums lol.
November 2nd, 2011 2:06 PM CST - Mysticstrider
Hey guys, check out my new list of actors that I think I found the perfect actors for the role and have pretty much the same actors from MK: Legacy http://www.trmk.org/forums/showthread.php/25892-I-made-the-Perfect-actors-for-Mortal-Kombat-Film-(2013)-need-feedback!
November 3rd, 2011 3:59 AM CST - Lin Fu
I think Ryan Reynolds would be the perfect Johnny Cage. Not only because he looks like him but I think his ego is exactly the same of Ryan Reynolds, the humour is similar. Remember Blade Trinity, he did a real good job. Matt Mullins as Johnny Cage SUCKS!
November 3rd, 2011 5:04 AM CST - Mysticstrider
Originally Posted by : Lin Fu
I think Ryan Reynolds would be the perfect Johnny Cage. Not only because he looks like him but I think his ego is exactly the same of Ryan Reynolds, the humour is similar. Remember Blade Trinity, he did a real good job. Matt Mullins as Johnny Cage SUCKS!
Wow, no offense. Where you from? Oh, that figures. You don't know squat about Martial arts. If you're going to troll by saying Matt Mullins as Johnny Cage, then you're very ignorant. Ryan Reynolds would be so bad as Johnny Cage. Sorry, he's not going to be Johnny Cage. The new looks of Matt Mullins definitely makes him a lot like Johnny Cage. And are you serious, comparing a non-martial artist like Ryan Reynolds to Matt Mullins who is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Karate? LOL. Leave it to Martial Arts fans to play as the characters, not some overrated hollywood actors like Ryan Reynolds.
November 3rd, 2011 11:08 AM CST - Lin Fu
yeah, I'm also a very good martial arts fighter. Does that mean I'm a good actor too?? I think not... Btw you can read on my profile where I'm from but why is that important?
November 5th, 2011 12:21 PM CST - StatisticalPizza
Can't wait...The FIRST EVER R Rated Mortal Kombat movie, I thought the Webisodes were pretty cool.
November 5th, 2011 12:24 PM CST - tremor_209
Originally Posted by : StatisticalPizza
Can't wait...The FIRST EVER R Rated Mortal Kombat movie, I thought the Webisodes were pretty cool.
"I tought the Webisodes were pretty cool"? They're cool bro, and sick enough . . :D We'll Hoping we can watch this movie in 3d so that Blood squirts on our face ! !
November 5th, 2011 4:54 PM CST - Hanzo
Edit, nvm.
November 17th, 2011 7:37 PM CST - milkyway11
http://www.tabloidbintang.com/film-tv-musik/kabar/17662-iko-uwais-dilirik-produser-mortal-kombat.html if you translate this article into English, it says that relatively new martial arts star Iko Uwais is reportedly being looked at for the new MK movie. Iko Uwais has starred in two Indonesian action films, Merantau and The Raid, both directed by Gareth Evans. trailers are below for those who want to take a look. Merantau is on DVD now in the US, and The Raid will be released theatrically by Sony in the US, reportedly in early 2012 sometime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtkLFm3QrmA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWlmhMSnVdM
November 19th, 2011 5:22 PM CST - Jules Winnfield
All this movie needs is a good solid R rating and long fight scenes.
November 19th, 2011 9:57 PM CST - tremor_209
Originally Posted by : milkyway11
http://www.tabloidbintang.com/film-tv-musik/kabar/17662-iko-uwais-dilirik-produser-mortal-kombat.html if you translate this article into English, it says that relatively new martial arts star Iko Uwais is reportedly being looked at for the new MK movie. Iko Uwais has starred in two Indonesian action films, Merantau and The Raid, both directed by Gareth Evans. trailers are below for those who want to take a look. Merantau is on DVD now in the US, and The Raid will be released theatrically by Sony in the US, reportedly in early 2012 sometime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtkLFm3QrmA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWlmhMSnVdM
The rumors says that Iko Uwais is rumored to play Liu Kang . . I'm not being racist, Liu Kang is chinese, and it's not cool for an Indonesian to portray a chinese character . . Unlike Kung Lao's actors who portrayed him, even Kung Lao is a chinese character, he is portrayed by both FilipinoAmerican actors Tony Marquez and Paolo Montalban, and they both fit to portray Kung Lao . .
November 19th, 2011 10:58 PM CST - Hanzo
So... from this... to this? Well, ok, whos doing the casti......
November 20th, 2011 2:30 AM CST - Sweetre15
That rumor is likely 200% BS like the Reynolds as Cage rumor
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