Remember that realism-tinged Mortal Kombat pitch film that wowed the internet last summer? It’s not going to be a feature-length movie, but Warner Premiere has green-lit a 10-episode web series starring Michael Jai White as Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs.
The series, which begins filming February in Vancouver, is written by Rebirthdirector Kevin Tancharoen, Todd Helbing, and Aaron Helbing. The fighters expected to appear include Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Durak, Sub Zero, Kabal, Kitana/Mileena, and Scorpion. The plot does delve into the supernatural — Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are rumored to be gods from an alternate dimension whom the Kombateers must defeat.
This isn’t the first time the Mortal Kombat franchise has tried out serialized storytelling. There was the 1998 TNT series Mortal Kombat: Konquest, remember? Of course, the main question on my mind is whether or not this series will get a rip-roaring theme song in the style of Jock Jams.
[Via Bloody Disgusting]