It's Mortal Monday again, and we've got a few items for you today.
First is earlier today Warner Brothers confirmed the story that ran last week about MK Rebirth turning into a web series
. The series does in fact begin filming soon and will be available on Amazon and iTunes stores late spring or early summer.
Here's a bit of the press-release:
Warner Premiere today announced development of a live-action digital series based on the best-selling Mortal Kombat videogame franchise. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen, known for his popular unofficial fan short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth which garnered over 10 million views online, and in conjunction with the upcoming Mortal Kombat videogame, this action-packed, digital series will take gamers deep into the history of warriors they know and love such as Scorpion, Johnny Cage and Liu Kang. Shooting for the digital series will take place in Vancouver starting in early February.
Available this spring through online digital retailers from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, the Mortal Kombat digital series is an anthology of multiple live action shorts, each providing never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game’s universe. Additional details, including casting, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Community Manager Rigo Cortes
sent over some new concept art to the Mortal Kombat
fan sites that was featured in some recent gaming print magazines. Today we get a look at the concept art for Sektor
from Mortal Kombat (2011)
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Rigo also sent along a picture of a rare piece of Mortal Kombat history that NetherRealm Studios
recently acquired with a bit of help from us. A friend sent me a link to the head of Goro from the Mortal Kombat movie on the website PropStore.com
. I figure this was an item that NetherRealm Studios
would like to keep for their collection and sent it along to them. They purchased it, and now Rigo sent us an image to share of the head. Hopefully one of the programmers at NetherRealm Studios
will get it powered up and working again.
Also those on Twitter, be sure to thank Rigo on Twitter
for all his hard work for the Community as today is Community Manager Appreciation Day