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Is There Finally Progress Being Made On The Most Important Movie Of All Time?!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. I am kidding, of course, but since about 40 of you took it upon yourselves to e-mail me the latest squeak of non-information about MORTAL KOMBAT 3’s lightning-fast race to the bigscreen, I thought I’d pass it along just to prove that, yes, I have indeed been sent the link. I haven’t had any contact with these producers for years now, and I have no idea what forward progress is being made or what script they’re using. I’ll know when everyone else does, and for now, this is what director mink says is the state of the film, according to the folks over at Moviehole:

The status of the film, as of today, is that “...the Producers are working out their deals with the studio and arranging their financing”, says the director, who helmed Steven Seagal's “Into the Sun”. mink says the project isn't so much a sequel as it is a “re-envisioning(if that is a word) of the Mortal Kombat franchise from top to bottom. Todays audience is a savvy involved group so the film must be A plus plus in every area in order to capture the magic of the first film. It is taking the entire concept to the next level across the board in every area visual design, story, cast, FX, photography and most importantly the fighting scenes. The original Mortal Kombat game was born a child of many visual loves by the creators at midway so this latest version borrows heavily from that pioneering spirit and must be thought out and executed at the highest level in order for it succeed in today's market place. This is no overnight task.'' Though the IMDB has Christopher Lambert returning as Rayden, mink says casting hasn't begun yet. “First things first, is the way these larger projects need to be done. It is still in the business stages but once that is squared away all casting options will be explored along with the continued development of the best story line.” The last we heard the film was supposed to be shot in Louisiana. ''At one point Louisiana was on the table for various reasons. It still maybe in the future if that is appropriate place to work for the picture''. Though Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan wrote the original draft of the script, “the writing has been handled by the Producers and their writers at Threshold Studios in conjunction with Midway, of course.” So there you have it. Not quite time to “Fight!” just yet, but when it is, we'll scream “Get Over Here!”.
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  • Feb. 8, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST

    FIRST

    by gorongreeny

    FIRST ROFLCOPTERS

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST

    DREW MCWEENY!!!

    by Fart_Master_Flex

    Seriously Mori my brother, you are the only reason why I would see a movie with "Kombat" in the title.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 6:42 a.m. CST

    "Magic" of the first film?

    by BeeDub

    You mean the power to appear on the Sci-Fi channel within a year of release?

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 6:44 a.m. CST

    DOA Redux

    by Mr. Profit

    Does anyone really care about a Mortal Kombat movie? The sequel and TV show shot this shit to hell. Also "Capture the magic of the first film"? What magic? The first won was wiggity wack as well. The script may be good, but I'm sure it will be turned to low budget DTV shit like DOA.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Magic....in A Paul Anderson Film????

    by Crawing

    Yeah, right.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Why would you do it Mori?

    by filmcoyote

    I've lost a great deal of respect for you Mori, how could you? I know a jobs a job but surely we all have to have standards. And that "magic of the first film" quote is the funniest thing i've heard since i listened to the self-congratulatory director's commentary on DTV crap-fest I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    lemme get this straight...

    by nogimmick

    there's a bit on AICN about another mortal fucking kombat movie....and yet we still have to hear anything on the site about the arrested development movie? fuck that!!!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 6:56 a.m. CST

    yeah, seriously..."recapture the magic of the first film"?

    by RockLobster800

    ahem.....what?

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Let`s Dance!

    by travis-dane

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Damn

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Thought this was a post about AVATAR.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Damn I thought it was a Sinestro Corps War movie

    by messi

    but that's ok, we have minimum 7 movies to get to before that.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    "re-envisioning" is a perfectly cromulent word

    by I Dunno

    Hollywood suits, I'm going to need you to go ahead and stop making up words for "remake". Thanks.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    FRIENDSHIP...AGAIN..

    by couP

    loved that shit. and the dog catching kung lao's hat.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Most important film ever...

    by photoboy

    Damn, I thought Cameron was going to do another Aliens film for a second there. Fuckin' Mortal Wombat.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    You guys enjoyed the first one and you know it.

    by scudd

    The second Mortal Kombat was shit on every conceivable level, but the first was cheesy fun, and you know you all enjoyed it when you saw it in the theaters. It definitely doesn't need to be remade, though.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    "mink" ?! The dude just lost all credibility with that name

    by SkinJob69

    Worse than "McG", I dare say.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    If you don't put blood in an MK movie...

    by sonnyfern

    ...then it's going to suck. The gameplay and stores were always lame, the only thing that made it cool was ripping off heads. If you ain't got that in the movie...then the hell with it.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:55 a.m. CST

    capture the magic = Separate fools from money

    by Diagnostic

    Wouldn't it be better if the lived down to expectation?

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Mori

    by Kloipy

    it sounds like these guys are fucking around with you. You shouldn't take that shit.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Corey Haim and Feldman...

    by Judge Briggs

    are looking for work... they would be perfect for this movie.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Man I remembered the first MK movie as being one of the reatest

    by blindambition238

    then I saw it again last year and was shocked at how abysmal it was. Turtle speed fight scenes and N64 effects... ah to be a kid in the 90s.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Good, because James Remar ruined the second one.

    by Anna Valerious

    That, and killing off characters before they were introduced. -sigh-

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST

    should of said 'greatest' up there

    by blindambition238

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST

    This article has way too many funny things in it

    by ldm882

    The dude's name is mink. "The magic of the first film." Even better: "The original Mortal Kombat game was born a child of many visual loves by the creators at midway." Christopher Lambert returning.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Toasty!

    by airtoast

    I want to see Christopher Lambert get a Babality. Flawless Victory!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    MK

    by jsm1978

    I always thought the storyline and mythology behind the whole thing were pretty interesting. Sure, it got extremely convoluted after the third game, but it was much more thought out than the story to a lot of games, especially fighting games.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 8:52 a.m. CST

    'cromulent' is a perfectly visionary word

    by Ray Gamma

    for what movies have to live up to these days.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    photoboy

    by Ray Gamma

    when i read the misleading title 'most important movie of all time', before i actually clicked on the link, i had a few moments to imagine what this could possibly be about, and for some reason i too thought about the Aliens movies, but in my case I was sort of hoping it was Ridley Scott coming back to tidy up the mess. </P> <P> I'm not even a hardcore fan of the Alien movies, but there you go, for some reason that's what popped into my mind.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST

    has nobody told you....

    by Obscura

    ... that anything mortal combat related is utterly shit and deserves to be ignored as much as possible for the good of mankind?

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to this

    by Spandau Belly

    Sounds like DTV Gold. Get Eric Roberts as old Johnny Cage and Danny Trejo as Scorpion.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I created a new account just so I could post...

    by Justafan_uk

    How staggeringly disappointed I am to hear that fucking MORIARTY wrote a draft for a Mortal Kombat movie. Unbelievable. After all your script and movie reviews and your opinions on writing and creating new material, and lamenting studios and execs for continually making remakes instead of original ideas, you wrote a Mortal Kombat script? Sorry, but everything you say from now on will be taken with a huge pinch of salt from me. Your writing in your reviews proves you have more talent and originality in you than to churn out something based on a videogame - and not exactly a great game at that. Sigh.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Ghost Town

    by DannyOcean01

    When I read the title to this report I assumed it would be about Harry's project....whatever happened to that anyway?????

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I'm not even gonna go see that.

    by Rufus

    What a load of crap.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    CreepyThinMan, can you read?

    by raw_bean

    Read what Mori wrote again, and then have your rant at him about trying to make us care.<p>It's the readership of the site you need to preach to apparently. Although I certainly couldn't give a shit about this movie. Just as it sounds Mori can't either.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    MK 2 cant be topped anyway

    by BMacSmith

    stop motion giant monster fight? instant classic

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    DAMN

    by skimn

    Thought it was something new, maybe some images, from Avatar....thanks!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Savvy?

    by Frankenbastard

    “Today’s audience is a savvy involved group” Dude you made me spit coffee out of my nose. Ok, let’s say offspring of the idiots that watched the original back in 95 end up watching the reboot now in 2008, then your savvy audience is nil sir. Wait…I paid to see the original in a theater. (quickly eats own young)

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    The first one...

    by Frankenbastard

    It was poorly cast and YOU know it.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    It'll probably end up like the last Highlander flick.

    by BrandonGK

    It'll sit on the shelf for two or three years before being unceremoniously dumped either on DVD or as a Sci-fi saturday night original.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    pah, I thought it was about Avatar

    by Lost Jarv

    Fuck that

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Ed Boon as Scorpion.

    by spaceworlder

    No one else can do that voice!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Moriarty... WINS!!!

    by Acappellaman

    I have to admit, both my wife and I enjoyed the first movie when we saw it on the big screen. I think the reason it worked for us is that it didn't try too hard to make something out fo nothing. It was a simple plot, and the performances were 'good enough'. As long as the writing and performances dont' make you roll your eyes due to ultra-cheesiness, it'll be OK.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I love MK 1 and MK 2...

    by JTStarkiller

    Wait, we're talking about Radiohead's new album, right?

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Into the Sun director...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    Yeah, that certainly screams "A plus plus in every area" to me!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Barack Obama as Baraka

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Does a fatality move on Hillary. She could be the new Sub Zero, she's that cold. Hell yeah.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Congratulations, Moriarty!

    by Archive

    Clearly, what I see on the screen will differ from your vision in significant ways, and just as clearly, vision on a project like this comes within a certain framework... But that doesn't dim the shining fact that you're out there getting it done. Word.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Because when I think of Chinese Thunder Gods

    by smackfu

    the first thing that comes to mind is a plump middle aged white frenchman with a pseudo-scottish accent.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Mink has chosed fur coats and here's why

    by Kloipy

    they remind him of home

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    umm...

    by vaudeville villain

    the producers do realize that this franchise hasn't been relevant since the days of the snes, right? really... anyone who *might* have been a fan back then has surely moved on by now. hell, even if they did include the gore which made the series popular in the first place, i can't imagine anyone who would give a rat's ass.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    that was supposed to say chosen

    by Kloipy

    not chosed

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    I am the chosen one I'm

    by Kloipy

    I am the chosen one, I'm. Let's dance doo doo doo do doo doo doo doo do doo du do MORTAL KOMBAT

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    and to second smackfu

    by vaudeville villain

    if they MUST go through with this needless concept, could they at least get a rayden who actually looks like... well, ya know, rayden?

  • EXACTLY!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    The First Mortal Kombat

    by Toonol

    Was not a bad flick. May be one of the best videogame to movie translations. It was shallow and glossy, but so was the game.<p> When I saw "The Most Important Movie of All Time", I felt a surge of hope that there would be news on Pixar's "John Carter of Mars". But... no. Sigh.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Tony Jaa as Liu Kang

    by Kloipy

    bring on the badass

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Robin Shou must be Liu again!!

    by Axl Z

    Get Jessica Simpson for Sonja, wa-wa-woo!!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I hope its as good as Into The Sun.

    by Tourist

    Wow. There is an audience for this? I might rent it to get baked and laugh at actually. Plus I wanted to fuck Sonia when I was going through puberty. I masturbated to the Snes manual for the game. No word of a lie.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    axl

    by Kloipy

    I think Robin is dead by now

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    The biggest problem with the first movie

    by Rufferto

    was the acting. Sonya and Johnny Cage were particularly awful. I was kind of hoping Shang tsung was going to be old like he was in the original game but the actor who played him was hilariously over the top and so was Kano so it all worked out. Ha. Also Frank Welker is an awesome voice actor but playing Shao Kahn at the end with over used Malbolgia voice was lame. Shao Khan's voice was probably the best thing about the second game but he didn't sound anything like it. Ahh nostalgic.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    the best thing about the first movie

    by Kloipy

    was the fucking sountrack, that Orbital song used to set me into the meditation mindset

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Mortal Kombat Begins!

    by Johnno

    FIGHT!!!<br><br>The first film is the best game adaptation. I fucking loved it. The second was a pile of shit though, and I'm usually tolerant of movies not a lot of people like, but that one was pathetic... I tihnka remake could be an awesome idea... you got talent like Tony Jaa and a bunch of up and coming foreign fighters that can kick ass, no doubt you can find some local people too... All we need is a balls to the wall hardcore movie with a decent plot that's a step up from the first one, which isn't that hard, c'mon! Rated R, you don't have to make it a gorefest, but it can be managably bloody and violent that can please all. In the post Matrix/300 age, the most important thing will be fight cinematography. Again you don't need to make the action totally unrealistic. Keep it as grounded as you possibly can and occasionally do some unbelievable shit, but as long as that shit looks really really fucking cool money shots and eye candy, it'll work!<br><br>Just cast a bunch of talented fighters and stuntmen... let's face it, we don't *really* need some Oscar winning acting here, it'd be nice, but let's be real m'kay? We need tough guys and occasionally the innocent people and henchmen who run away and die. Hire talented folks like Jaa if you need some high profile names for the leads, mena nd women who look like the early game characters and can fight. Make it a bit more 'epic' in scope this time, and by that I mean in set design and locations. And again, push the fight coreography, minimize the CG work and only use it when necessary for fireballs and shit. Also end all fights with the coolest fatalities. The fans will love it! Screw the Animalities that shit won't fit, but if you really really want to fan service some of that in there, like make em some kind of meditative scene where the characters are trying to find their inner chi or training or something like that, but honestly it doesn't need to be there.<br><br>And lastly, bring back KMFDM, Traci lords and the great soundtrack from the first film!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    To Be Clear...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... I have no confidence this will be anything but dreck. And to anyone upset I worked on it, this was almost seven years ago, and it was a nice way to get the ball rolling on other work. Our script was written to order based on a very thick set of requirements from Midway and Threshold, and it is what it is. I'm certainly not going to tell anyone that there is a reason they have to see MK3. Not even my flippin' parents, okay? Trust me... this is the opposite of hype. Consider it "bemused distrust" that led me to post this. I just like hearing them announce things that will never happen... over... and over... and over...

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Mori

    by Kloipy

    I actually considered seeing it because you had written it, but if they scrap your script I highly doubt I'll ever see it.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Scorpion vs. Johnny Cage

    by Prossor

    best damn fight in the movie. the forest and then the rotting sticks and boards land. COME HERE NOW OVER TO ME!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I loved the first MORTAL KOMBAT and other confessions.

    by brokentusk

    Seriously, it's probably the best videogame adaptation. Not saying much, I know, but I dug the music, the casting, and the attempt to remain faithful to the game (right down to Johnny Cage's hilarious "friendship" fatality when he kills Scorpion). Sonja and Kitana... both smoking hot. The second film was one of the worst things to my retinas have ever been exposed to, but I stick by the first. As for this news... the guy's name is "mink" and he directed a Seagal film? Um, something tells me this will be shit. Just a hunch.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    First Mortal Kombat was good, much better

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    than Street Fighter. In hindsight paying money for Street Fighter in the theaters was not a great idea. It had a few good moments, but those were few and far between. Second Kombat blew. Nothing new to be said really.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST

    If this movie is like the first MK,

    by RAVENL0RD

    it will be watchable. There is a decent story lying under all the madness in the MK series, and I hope that they take the time to capitalize on it.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Kloipy..

    by Axl Z

    He was in DOA I think. I'm sure he's alive still, still if not, Robin Shou for Zombie Liu Kang!!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Just make Johnny Cage the main character....

    by Han Cholo

    But FUCK, they killed him in MK2, fucking STUPID move. Well they can just bring him back anyway and have him kick ass and tell jokes, essentially MK's Jack Sparrow. That'd work.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Those criticizing the first film are fucking posers

    by chrth

    It rocked, and you know it. And as someone said, the Cage/Scorpion fight was pure awesome.<p> The second film was pure shit.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Cage/Scorp fight

    by Prossor

    on the tube: http://tinyurl.com/27767g one of the greatst parts of cinematic history

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST

    They almost did a "GTA" movie!With Eminem....

    by travis-dane

    as the lead actor!No joke!The deal was cancelled the last minute!Thank god!Variety has a new Videogame blog,you can read it there.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    "For my greatest Fan".........

    by travis-dane

    Johnny Cage!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    KEEP THE MORTAL KOMBAT THEME SONG!!

    by Mike_D

    Please, for fucks sake..keep "techno syndrome" in the re-invisioning!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Finish Him!!!!

    by BetaRayBill07

    This is ok- just stop with the Street Fighter movies please.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    THE FIRST MORTAL KOMBAT = FUCKING AWESOME

    by Proman1984

    Best videogame adaptation ever, no doubt. This will probably suck shiva's ass. And fuck yeah, we are suvvy, WE DON'T WANT NO FUCKING REIMAGININGS!

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    I'm not trying to be a troll

    by TerryMalloy

    But Mortal Kombat wasn't even good when I watched it as a kid. And that Scorpion/Johnny Cage fight? Pretty stupid.

  • Feb. 8, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    The videogame however

    by TerryMalloy

    was much fun

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST

    MORTAL KOMBBAAAATTT!!!

    by thebearovingian

    Liu Kang...wins.

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Towards, towards, A

    by thebearovingian

    Pretty much the move du jour for every character, right? Subzero's freezing iceball, Scorpion's harpoon, Liu Kang's flying kick, Raiden's lightning and so on and so on and so forth.

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I've always said

    by TheBlackKnight

    that I'd remake this story into an awesome film if I ever got a chance like that. I'd still do it.

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 1:51 a.m. CST

    I can clean that floor mate

    by Son of Spam

    I wouldn't even mess with this one. The Mortal Kombat curse killed Trevor Goddard. Do we have to see more bloodshed?

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Moriarty and Obi-Swan: FLAWLESS SCREENPLAY!!

    by TallBoy66

    At least, that's what I hope it was. C'mon, give us some details as to what the script was all about. It was MORTAL. KOMBAT 3!! Was there that cold guy and that frog guy? Was there a half-cyborg guy? Me wantie!!

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 6:46 a.m. CST

    keep the theme song " MORTAL KOMBATTT!!!!"

    by messi

    doo do doo do doo doo doo doo doo. greatest ever.

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Tony Jaa was Robin Shou's stuny double

    by messi

    hahahaha. Tony Jaa is one of the most badass things to walk this earth. A cosmic being along with Zidane, Christian Bale, Alan Moore and Alfonso Cuaron.

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST

    The guy who made Into the Sun?

    by Knuckleduster

    Bwa ha ha ha ha!!!

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST

    mr_sinister7381, it's a shame because

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Highlander and Greystoke the Legend of Tarzan were both great. Unfortunately he peaked there. Also, there were no other Highlander movies. They just didn't happen.

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    SCREW ALL OF YOU ...I'M THERE

    by T 1000 xp professional

    HA can't wait..I WISH I would've wrote the script to this one..Mortal Kombat has the potential of being a fun movie for the fans if handled right...Moriarty I love you, man, but chances are they are going to screw this up. It's alright though, 'cause we'll just put the blame on you.MK in Name Only + Moriarty = NeoMichael Bay ......HA i'm kidding..Man, I have to, I just haveee to, I am going to::NEXT POST::.

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Damn You Drew McWeeny

    by T 1000 xp professional

    Damn You Drew McWeeny

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I'm SHIIIVVAAA!

    by T 1000 xp professional

    ::squish:::

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Louisiana?

    by superzero

    Ah what a perfect place to film story that takes place in another dimension. (slaps forehead)

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Kool Cheats

    by lucky slevin

    MK had one of the sweetest mythology's ever. this is one video game that , if they pulled off could become a cult classic . Baraka, Kabal, Motaro.. cmon these fucking characters are raw to the bone marrow.

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Dont forget "Noob Saibot"guys!

    by travis-dane

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Moriarty,I would like to read your MK3 draft.....

    by travis-dane

    give us a link or something.

  • Feb. 9, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    Awwww...I thought they were making "BREAKIN' 3"!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Feb. 10, 2008, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Did You Play DEADLY ALLIANCE?

    by drew mcweeny

    Because our story essentially got repurposed into DEADLY ALLIANCE when the film didn't get made in 2001. It's very Sub-Zero-centric, with him as the lead, and with Rayden forcing him to step up and go into the Netherrealm to find Earth's missing heroes. I wish I could give you a link, but I don't own the script, so can't post it. Sorry.

  • Feb. 10, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST

    J R RTolkien's "The Sillmarillion" made by..

    by CeejayNightwing

    Peter Jackson as a four part epic length movie; THAT would be the most important film of all time! ..Mortal Kombat was a shite film from a Shite game that looked like photgraphs cut out and poorly animated to look like they're fighting. That 2-dimensional bollocks was behind the times alongside the likes of Tekken and SoulBlade which are the ONLY two video games that truly kicked ass back then and also the only two that would make half decent movies based on their video game backstory.

  • Feb. 10, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Mortal Kombat was AWESOME ... but ...

    by Epsilon

    Annihilation broke my heart. So, so, so bad. The best actors: Lambert and Ashby were so much of what made the first one. Granted, I dug Sandra Hess as Sonja in the sequel, but that's all it had going. Plus my dad died two days after I saw it. So, you know ...

  • Feb. 10, 2008, 1:15 a.m. CST

    I hope this movie is a flawless victory and NOT a FATALITY!

    by JungleJulia

    Like Mortal Kombat 2 was.

  • Feb. 10, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST

    I'd much rather see

    by Dingbatty

    an adaption of the current Fraction, Brubaker, and Aja reboot of The Immortal Iron Fist.

  • Feb. 10, 2008, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Thanks Moriarty,I played DA and it was......

    by travis-dane

    good.Maybe I have to play it again to see some of "your" story.Thanks again.

  • Feb. 11, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Oh Sweet God My Christ...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    So let me get this straight: They had Moriarty and another guy write a first draft, Moriarty is a name this 'savvy' audience member trusts! So they had you guys write a script, and then decided, no let's let our studio writers and the producers write it instead.<p>Why do I get the feeling that this is going to be the same pitch from the beginning of Three Amigos that Joe Mantengna gives?<p>"At first Raiden meets Scorpion, they fight. But then, they come together to face off with Shao Khan and respect each other."<p>Producers' writing along with 'studio writers' = Batman and Robin. That sucks.

  • Feb. 11, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    CJ...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Hey, as an old school gamer, I must have spent hundreds of hard earned dollars playing Mortal Kobmat, Street Fighter (in all its iterations) and all of the other games like World Heroes, King of Fighters and Fatal Fury...Now, that said, Tekken 1 existed alongside Super Street Fighter II and MK3...By the way, both of those games weren't the greatest achievements in gaming history. Mortal Kombat did something that fans wanted: The ability to beat a guy, then rip his goddamned heart still beating from his chest and hold it up...or just yank his head with the spinal cord attached from his body.<p>Bloodthirsty bastards loved it. The FIRST three dimensional fighter is one of the most in-depth and fastest out there: SEGAs Virtua Fighter. Tekken came after, and wasn't nearly as good. Didn't get good until Tekken 2 and 3....Soul Calibur came out when Street Fighter vs. X-Men did, and was indeed a better game, but the old 2D fighter requires skill, whereas any spaz with palsy can get a cheap win on Tekken.<p> I loved all the games, but MK will always hold a special place in my heart for the first time I saw the screen go dark and FINISH HIM! was followed by Kano punching into Sonya's chest and yanking out her heart...Tekken didn't have any HOLY SHIT moments like that. It did have a guy with a cougar head.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    funny postscript

    by Kloipy

    I mentioned earlier that Tony Jaa should play Liu, and it turns out he was Robyn's stunt double in MK2