If you were a gamer who grew up in the '90s, there's little doubt you were a fan of the "Mortal Kombat" games -- only to be rather disappointed by the two films the franchise would later produce. They were seriously awful, right?
So it's no shock (though perhaps a pleasant surprise) that in today's era of gritty franchise reboots, we'd see the potential of the classic fighting game getting similar treatment. In a roughly eight-minute clip that surfaced on YouTube today, we get a brief retelling of Baraka's origin, the demise of Johnny Cage, and the hint of an epic feud between Scorpion and Sub-Zero.
While we're not quite sure of the source of the video yet, it does star Michael Jai White of "Spawn" fame as the always-badass Jax, as well as "Star Trek" hottie Jeri Ryan. We're looking into what this all means, though. Trust us, we're as excited as you are.
UPDATE: Turns out the project was a short film -- a teaser to show the execs at WB the potential of a "Mortal Combat" reboot. It seems potentially awesome and we certainly hope the studio executives were paying attention to the buzz.