Last year, a short film/trailer titled “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” created a huge storm on the internet hinting at a reboot of the Mortal Kombat film Franchise. No one knew if this would be a movie or if it was fan made, all we knew is that we liked it and that people wanted MORE. The director was Kevin Tancharoen, a fan of the MK series. He made the video in the hope of generating interest in a reboot of the Mortal Kombat film franchise.
What made this video so interesting was that Kevin pitched his film on the internet— this is not very common at all because you normally need a crap load of money to get a project started. What ended up happening was a huge fury of buzz was generated about Rebirth ranging from drooling intense fan worship to deep hatred of the video. Whatever the reaction, the higher ups took notice. And instead of a movie a web series was created. Personally, I think a web series is called “Mortal Kombat; Legacy” brought to us by Machinima.com.
Personally I think a web series is a better direction. It gives us an opportunity to really get into the nitty gritty of the story and fully develop characters and story lines. A movie would be too brief and would, I feel, force the director to have to appeal to the masses and dumb down / generalize the story– which seems to be what happens with every video game movie.
After watching the video I have to say that I’m totally loving it. I want more. I also love seeing my favorite Battlestar Galactica stars working.
What do you guys think? You digging the new video? Hate it with every fiber or your being? Let us know!