Just under eight minutes of something
related to Mortal Kombat
has been posted on YouTube. The video features Jax -- sans cybernetic arms -- grilling a mysterious perp in a police station. Through some (laborious) exposition, he describes new humanized (and gross) versions of Reptile and Baraka, along with Johnny Cage and a young, beardless Shang Tsung.
At first glance, one might assume it's footage from the new, possibly derailed Mortal Kombat movie
. Another possibility, given the video's proximity to E3 and its introductory nature, is that this is a tease for the next Mortal Kombat
game. Furthermore, the name of the newly created YouTube account is MortalKombatRebirth, which sounds like a perfectly suitable title for a new entry in the series. A third and altogether frightening possibility: This is all a prelude to a new movie / game tie-in.
We know Warner Bros. is interested in the franchise
, so it's safe to assume something is on the horizon. We've contacted WBIE for more info. One way or another, it seems likely we'll hear more by next week.
Update: Latino Review
claims that it's a test video directed by Kevin Tancharoen, and offers a near-complete list of the featured cast.
: Actress Jeri Ryan, seen in the short playing Sonya Blade, offered further comment about the project on Twitter
. "It's not a game trailer," Ryan said. "Actually was made for the director to sell WB on his vision for a reimagined MK film." She said she had "No idea yet what WB's reaction to it was."