#1
I searched and nothing came up, also I don't think this belongs in the videogame thread because technically this is not a videogame. Ok now that thats out of the way.

So last night my friend sent me this and just told me to shut up and watch it. I advise that you do the same before hitting the post reply button.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_MqZn7E-mk

Out of curiosity I looked into this a little, apparently this trailer is just a pitch specifically to Warner Bros in the hopes that they will buy the idea and thus make it into a movie. Considering how high the view count is for this, that the company responsible for MK called Midway closed up shop about a month or so ago, and the fact that remakes are so popular right now, this is more than likely to happen.

Now with all respect, this is exactly what a remake should be, one that isn't afraid to take the piss out of itself and thus start something new and completely original. Unlike these other remakes of today which just tell the same exact story as before but with better special effects.

With that in mind I also have no problem if a series is trying to reinvent itself, and in the case of MK, this looks like a positive step forward. Considering that the previous MK games were about a bunch of guys fighting in a tournament to defend the world from something, this new concept takes it in a new direction that seems much more fitting for todays audience. Not only that but it looks like the gore factor has been seriously ramped up for this and thus is getting more serious. Also I really like what they did with Scorpion and Baraka on this.

So yeah, what does the pit think of this, I thought it was worthy of discussion.

Also another side note, I found somewhere else from an unofficial source that they might make a videogame based on this. And if they do they are gonna push for a M (mature) rating as opposed to all the other MK's which were always T (teen) rating
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#2
I was going to post a similar thread later. I think it looks like it could make an awesome film. Unfortunately when the first films were released in the 90's the cgi wasn't there to put them up to standard with the games and now if they did a film in the same style it would look too cheesey. I think a reinvention with it more about an underground fighting tournement with people like reptile and baraka as random psychos would be much more up to date. It does mean some characters like raiden and sub zero will have to be tweaked to fit into the plot and others like goro wont work at all (not that that's a bad thing).

Hopefully it will get made though, should be awesome
#4
Yeah I saw this yesterday. Looks like they have a pretty decent idea going. It is interesting how they made everyone have "mortal" qualities and have removed themselves from the nether realm/ "immortale" aspect that have been with the prior movies.

If the movie is anything like the trailor it should be good. Ground breaking, probably not but good non the less.
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#5
Also with regards to the game the wiki post (most reliable source) says they want to make it Mature rating, bordering on Adult only. Which again would be very good, as the last few games, have been really poor. Come to think of it, pretty much every 3D MK game sucked in my opinion.
#8
why would it be a good idea for a movie star to work undercover?
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#9
Just watched the video. I seriously hope that WB takes the concept and makes it.
#10
They made Reptile a Harlequin baby? What the ****.
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#11
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really? cuz I searched "Mortal Kombat" and my thread was the first thing that popped up

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1323525&highlight=mortal+kombat

but ya it does seem like an interesting idea.. I just don't have faith in the director. have you seen his previous work?
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#12
I'm interested. Not optimistic, but interested. This could potentially be entertaining, unlike the last Mortal Kombat movies.
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..That dude's door sign says Jackson Briggs
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..That dude's door sign says Jackson Briggs

Yeah, it's the name of a character. I think they are trying to make each of them more human.
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#17
is this a game or a movie LOL
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#18
Jacks was that black dude with a metal arm right?

And this film looks ****in awesome.
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Yeah, it's the name of a character. I think they are trying to make each of them more human.


No I get that.

It's written Jacks on Briggs.


Oh and I'll just leave this here.
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really? cuz I searched "Mortal Kombat" and my thread was the first thing that popped up

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1323525&highlight=mortal+kombat

but ya it does seem like an interesting idea.. I just don't have faith in the director. have you seen his previous work?


hmm.... that didn't come up when I searched. Oh well

anyway, Goro actually sounds like an easy character to pull off in this sense

all you need is a giant guy with two extra arms sewn onto him Frankenstein style. But yeah I see what you all are saying

im more curious to see what they do with the other characters, especially Liu Kang, wasn't he always the main character in MK?

edit:
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#21
^He had two metal arms and purple spandex pants. And yes.

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#22
Supposedly it's just a promotion for the new game.

:l
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#23
cant turn out that bad, i mean, Jhonny cage dies!!!

but, im not sure i like the idea...how are most of the charecters going to work? i mean, going from the obvious ones that where mentioned but not shown (or shown fighting)

-Scorpion - hows he gonna do the classic "GET OVER HERE!!"? its not scorpion, OR mortal kombat without that
-Sub Zero - ice stuff? all i can think of is some machine for his arms
-Reptile - is he just a deformed psyco, or will Signiture moves be involved?


and aside from this, where the hell is lu kang (cant remember how to spell)]

im just going with the "its a movie based on a game, it will probably suck bad and im not getting my hopes up, but ill watch it considering i love the game"
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#24
There was only one reason to play Mortal Kombat: gore. And I think they've done pretty well with the gore-factor.
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Supposedly it's just a promotion for the new game.

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I don't see how these two are related, in a case like this, one cannot promote the other because they are two entirely different concepts now

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#26
I think it looks somewhat retarded.
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Supposedly it is, no confirmation obviously at the moment, but in a way it makes sense that this would be some smart pitch to sell from a game company just because it seems a little coincidental.

I really hope it's not though, because it looks JAWESOME.
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and why do you say that?

Beat me to the punch on the Jax question. Maybe I should've put emphasis on the awesome...
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Looks totally bitchin'.
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its cool man don't worry
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im more curious to see what they do with the other characters, especially Liu Kang, wasn't he always the main character in MK?


I think what their going to do is show him in the tournament, and Scorpion is going to somehow recruit him. Or Jax will realize that Scorpion is a loose cannon cop who doesn't play by the rules and trys to get Liu Kang to defeat Scorpion.

Either way, I'm definitely seeing this one.
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#32
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hmm.... that didn't come up when I searched. Oh well

anyway, Goro actually sounds like an easy character to pull off in this sense

all you need is a giant guy with two extra arms sewn onto him Frankenstein style. But yeah I see what you all are saying

im more curious to see what they do with the other characters, especially Liu Kang, wasn't he always the main character in MK?

edit:
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@ Rojam
and yes Jacks was the guy with the robot arms


agreed, if they can make the other characters psycho, they can easily pull off goro.
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I think what their going to do is show him in the tournament, and Scorpion is going to somehow recruit him. Or Jax will realize that Scorpion is a loose cannon cop who doesn't play by the rules and trys to get Liu Kang to defeat Scorpion.

Either way, I'm definitely seeing this one.


I imagined Liu as the kind of normal guy who enters the tournament for non specific revenge. You know how it is with those kinds of guys. In his case it would probably involve Kung Lao somehow

either way he is in the tournament for his own reasons and has no connection to Jax or Scorpion.

The best person to play him would probably be the guy who played Raizo in Ninja Assassin

this guy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY6m4u7jrWo
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#34
I'm a huge fan of mortal kombat. Making Baraka into some sort of engineered doctor ninja is retarded, making Reptile a harlequin-baby grown up is seriously ****ing retarded. I don't know how they are going to explain Sub-Zero, but I'm sure it will be mega-retarded. They should have stuck with the magic angle -- this whole pseudo-realism thing is not what Mortal Kombat is about. It's just dumb.

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#35
How could they go off and kill Johnny Cage?!? Wasn't he like the most mortal of them all originally? And now he's dead in the movie that makes everyone explainable >_>

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#36
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-Reptile - is he just a deformed psyco, or will Signiture moves be involved?


'Reptile's Fatalities in Mortal Kombat II consist of revealing his reptilian face in order to devour the opponent's head'

It states in the video that he freezes the head and eats it at a later time so in a way signature moves will be in there

I like the look of it hope it gets picked up
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#37
It's not being made apparently. I kinda agree with Vornik, I don't like them trying to make it all realistic (magic ftw). Still, damn franchise needs a reboot desperately (anyone who's played Armageddon should agree). Other than the realism thing, it looked pretty awesome and well made. And had Seven of Nine in. 'Tis a shame.
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