UPDATE - The video has been confirmed to be a pitch made by director Larnell Stovall. This is Stovall's reimaging of the MK series and at this point is merely a pitch to WB as a potential film. So this is sadly unrelated to MK9 and isn't even greenlit as a film.
ORIGINAL STORY - The pre-E3 hype/craziness continues with this mysterious Mortal Kombat trailer. Usually a Mortal Kombat trailer being released prior to E3 wouldn’t be a biggie but this new MK trailer is in live-action. While we probably won’t be controlling digitized actors once again, it looks like the MK series is going through a reboot that definitely retains its dark and violent roots.
Ok so it should be immediately noted that its still isn’t 100% official that this video is related to MK9. But considering the quality is of that of a low budget action film I’m going to believe that it’s an official video. Hell, with Warner Brothers now being the force behind Midway and the MK franchise it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the MK series is getting a reboot and marketing push.
The vibes many will get from this trailer is that this is like Christopher Nolan rebooting the MK franchise. Now I’m not saying the new MK game will be as brilliant as Batman Begins or The Dark Knight but when you see realistic versions of Jax, Baraka and a few other MK characters you’ll understand what I’m saying.
Now if this isn’t related to MK9 then bravo to those who made it. But if is this does pan out and is legit then holy sh!t. We may not get the classic MK we want complete with yellow and green ninjas but I’ll take a game that has Afro Dynamite, oops I mean Michael Jai White, as Jax any day of the week.
Oh, and Michael Jai White isn’t the only known actor to pop up in the trailer as a mainMK character. Keep an eye out for some interesting actors/martial artists and even a former Borg. Yup, MK9 could be going all out this time round.