More Mortal Kombat? This Is Only a Test

New Mortal Kombat test clip teases us mercilessly.
New Mortal Kombat test clip teases us mercilessly.

OK, this clip was burninating Twitter up all day yesterday and now the details are starting to come out. Apparently this is a test clip from Kevin Tancharoen (who directed “Fame” last year) and who now seems to have a really geektastic idea for reviving the MK franchise. When last we left it, MK2 was stinking it up back in 1995 behind a no-name cast. This test clip has it beat by two, features Michael Jai White (memorably dispatched by the Joker in “The Dark Knight”) and Jeri Ryan (every fanboy’s dream Borg, Seven of Nine, from “Star Trek: Voyager”). For a more detailed casting list, check out El Guapo’s article at Latino Review.

As I was saying, this clip piqued many people’s curiosity yesterday. It remained mostly a mystery, at least for me,until Jeri Ryan started tweeting about it last night:

“It’s not a game trailer. Actually was made for the director to sell WB on his vision for a reimagined MK film.”


“More MK FAQs: I did it as a favor to a friend. No idea yet what WB’s reaction to it was. And I’m not sure how you can contact WB to push them to make it. But you guys are resourceful…! ;-)”

And now we know. Even if you’re not a fan of the game, it’s not a bad little clip. However, if you pumped many a quarter into the game like I did in my youth, you might want to have a towel handy.

Joe Lopez
Dubbed, "TerrorScribe" by a former editor, Joe made the conversion to horror sometime in the mid-2000s. Little did he know he'd favored the genre all of his life. When not struggling with short stories, he provided genre film reviews for local entertainment sites and later genre sites who could suffer his cynical views.

It was that same cynicism - and some might say hubris - that lead him to have a brief flirtation with filmmaking. His first two efforts, "Annotated" and "Antes Que Seja Tarde (Before It's Too Late)" both premiered at a local H.P. Lovecraft film festival. A third short, "Survivor Girl" proved to be his undoing though plans are in the works to revived the cursed project.

Born and raised in Dallas, TX., Joe now resides in a small Texas town. Statistics say more dead bodies turn up in small towns that big cities... though he claims to have NOTHING to do with that.
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