Apologies in advance for the he said/she said nature of this post, but when this video hit the web earlier today, it was reportedly for a Mortal Kombat video game. Now people are saying it’s a trailer for a Mortal Kombat movie. If you would’ve told me such a movie was happening back in January, I probably would’ve made a fart sound with my armpit. But the trailer has won me over because it stars Michael Jai White, and Michael Jai White is big and black and knows karate. (He’s also been shot twice, incidentally).
UPDATE 2: Cat’s out of the bag. This is for the movie, and it comes from the mind of genius fight choreographer Larnell Stovall. He’s the guy who did the fights for the excellent Undisputed 3: Redemption, on DVD and Blu-Ray right now. [CHUD]
Meanwhile, Drew from Hitfix adds that the director on this was Kevin Tancharoen, who directed the 2009 remake of Fame. I must’ve missed that when I was busy not sucking c*ck. Maybe it’s good? I dunno. Anyway, it seems they’ve taken a “ridiculous-sound-effects” approach to this one, as opposed to the “Chris-Klein-gets-coked-up-and-does-a-David-Caruso-impression” approach favored by the makers of Street Fighter. From what I’ve seen, I prefer this. As I’ve said, Michael Jai White knows karate. I don’t know if black guys should be allowed to learn karate. It seems unfair.