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Speaking to Tv Store Online, actor Brian Tee talked about the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and what fans should expect from Liu Kang. Tee shared that initially he wasn't too keen on playing Liu Kang because he's been a fan of the franchise since he was a kid but his favorite characters to play with were Scorpion and Sub-Zero. What changed his mind? "I read the script and it completely blew my mind. I mean they complete flipped Liu Kang on his head. He's so dark but yet you understand why he is the way he is. He's riding the line between both the Earth Realm and Outworld. There's so much death in the story and the characterization is so incredible. I knew once I read it that I had to be a part of it." Brian expanded more on Liu Kang being »
Here's an interesting little tidbit that's begun floating around the Dread Central offices. Machinima, the fine folks who brought us Mortal Kombat: Legacy, are in the midst of cooking up a web series based on the popular Borderlands video game.
From what we hear, the series is based on the world presented in Borderlands 2. We also hear that one of the game's most notorious characters, Handsome Jack, has already been cast and will be played by Joel Hebner (pictured; Frankenstein Reborn, Automaton Transfusion).
Again, this is just something that's been brought to our attention, and we'll file it under rumor for now. If it does come to fruition, though, you read it here first!
Borderlands 2 is set five years after the events of Borderlands and tells the tale of four Vault Hunters: Roland, Lilith, Mordecai, and Brick, who are guided by a mysterious entity known as "The Guardian Angel" to the Vault, »
- Uncle Creepy
Call it the “Veronica Mars” effect: after that movie got fans to donate over $3 million bucks to make a “Veronica Mars” stand-alone movie, the folks behind the “Street Fighter: Legacy” film have now opted to go straight to you, the fans of “Street Fighter”, to invest in getting their would-be film, “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist” made. It’s not entirely clear what Joey Ansah, the man behind the project, wants to do, though I think I’m reading that he plans a series of shorts, similar to the “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” web series. And if that goes over well, then they’d do a bigger-budgeted stand-alone film. Or something. According to Ansah: Christian Howard, Ken in ‘Legacy’ and ‘Assassin’s Fist’, and myself have spent the last 3 years writing. We began with a script treatment for the ‘World Warrior’ story line around Street Fighter II, which would »
Machinima Prime's biggest hits have all been based on existing properties. One after another, series like Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome have left their mark on the channel's young, predominantly-male audience. Looking to branch out, Machinima Prime has released its first sci-fi series not based on an existing property. It's called Omega, and it caters to the same gaming-savvy crowd as the channel's other releases. Though Omega is not based off of a video game series, it might as well be; its main characters are a group of heavily armored alpha men and a token woman who, instead of military garb, wears a tastelessly low-cut tank top. The plot revolves around an alien invasion, but the aliens also have the capacity to turn humans into zombies, allowing Omega to hit multiple pop genres at once. See for yourself by checking »
- Sam Gutelle
The man who created such sci-fi masterpieces as Alien and Blade Runner will show off his directorial chops on one of YouTube's largest networks. Ridley Scott will team up with Machinima for 12 science-fiction short films, each of which will be helmed by a different director. The project aims to continue Machinima's knack for linking its series with the traditional film space. Just as Mortal Kombat: Legacy is now in its second season alongside a feature film by the same director, the 12 shorts will be intended as potential film franchises, according to an article in Mashable. We can assume that these shorts will see release on the Machinima Prime channel, as they seem to fit perfectly into that channel's premium web series format. So who will step up to actually to direct the shorts? That's where the fun starts. The list of potential directors includes Martin Scorsese, Neil Blomkamp, and a pair of directors who, »
- Sam Gutelle
Ridley Scott will produce 12 sci-fi shorts for Machinima.
His Ridley Scott and Associates company will team with the online platform to create the new films.
The project will pair Scott with different directors, initially selected by Machinima from within his company with plans to expand beyond if the films are successful.
"Rsa has always been at the forefront of creating innovative work," said Scott.
"With new media transforming the way audiences connect with films and filmmakers, Machinima is a great partner for us as we embark on this new model of delivering original content to fans.
"It's a tremendous opportunity for pushing the creative boundaries for both our filmmakers and the audience."
Says Deadline, "Despite turning 75, Scott continues to have an appetite for cutting-edge stuff and emerging technologies. He won’t direct any of these short films but will be a hands-on executive producer with Rsa president Jules Daly. With Machinima, they will select directing clients of Rsa and figure out what stories to tell. "Machinima has provided a strong springboard for genre content on the web. The network distributed Mortal Kombat: Legacy, which revived the moribund Mortal Kombat franchise. It started with a short film and is now in its second season and led to a feature film in development. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn premiered last fall and the series has received more than 3.2 million views." According to the article, Scott's Rsa is working with over 80 filmmakers, among them Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Bigelow, Joe Carnahan, etc. The idea is that as a source for potential ideas, these filmmakers »
Machinima, the number one global video entertainment network for young males, today announced a partnership with Ridley Scott and his commercial production company Ridley Scott and Associates. This partnership will focus on building original high octane science fiction content leveraging Machinima's reach and combining it with the talented filmmakers of Ridley Scott and Associates. The two companies will focus on a powerful model of producing 12 Sci-Fi short films to be distributed to the global audience of millions through the Machinima Network with the goal of further developing the most successful short films. Ridley Scott will serve as executive producer with Rsa president Jules Daly, and with Machinima, will select filmmakers from Ridley Scott and Associates to direct the short films.
Machinima helped reinvigorate the Mortal Kombat brand. After launching the trailer for Season 2 of the Mortal Kombat: Legacy series, developed and produced by Warner Bros., it generated over 2 million views in the first 48 hours. »
Ridley Scott...only on Machinima! The longtime director of such sci-fi greats as Alien and Blade Runner will now set his sights on smaller fare with a series of web shorts. Scott, his commercials production company Rsa and Machinima will team up to produce 12 short sci-fi films with the possibility of developing features from them. While Scott, now 75, is revisiting new visions of his earliest feature successes, he'll stay out of the director's chair for these shorts, sticking to executive producer status only. Hit the jump for more. It was announced today that Scott, Rsa and Machinima will be developing 12 short sci-fi films that will debut online. Machinima has been growing its readership with such web-series as Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, Mortal Kombat: Legacy and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. Rsa touts such visionary filmmakers as Kathryn Bigelow, Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes, Neill Blomkamp, Joe Carnahan and Andrew Dominik. »
- Dave Trumbore
Exclusive: Ridley Scott and his commercials production company Rsa will team with Machinima to produce 12 short films that will focus on science fiction content that might be grown into feature franchises. Machinima is the top global video entertainment network for males aged 18-34, reaching more than 2.6 billion views monthly. It is the top-rated entertainment channel on YouTube. Despite turning 75, Scott continues to have an appetite for cutting-edge stuff and emerging technologies. He won’t direct any of these short films but will be a hands-on executive producer with Rsa president Jules Daly. With Machinima, they will select directing clients of Rsa and figure out what stories to tell. Machinima has provided a strong springboard for genre content on the web. The network distributed Mortal Kombat: Legacy, which revived the moribund Mortal Kombat franchise. It started with a short film and is now in its second season and led to a feature film in development. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Victoria Welton looks forward to the UK premiere of Revolution...
Some fifteen years prior an unknown phenomenon wiped out all the electricity on the planet ranging from cars to computers and engines to electronics and so people are forced to adapt. Life has now returned to how it was long before the Industrial Revolution; horse power and cross-bows have become the norm. However, the government has collapsed and no form of official law enforcement exists. Instead, warlords and militia rule many areas.
The Matheson family are the focus of the series. They have in their possession a mysterious pendant that holds the key to what actually took place when the wipe-out happened, plus it holds the solution to reverse the effects. »
- Flickering Myth
Portal is the best. You may disagree with me, but you are wrong, because there simply isn't a better video game out there than Valve's 2007 surprise hit. Ok, maybe Portal 2. The world's best video game is now getting the web series spinoff it deserves. Production team Wayside Creations will soon release Aperture R&D, a sci-fi workplace comedy, on Machinima. The teaser doesn't reveal too much about the series, but Machinima is calling it "The Office meets Aperture Labs". Expect plenty of the dark humor for which the Portal series is known. Wayside previously created Fallout: Nuka Break, a Fallout fan film that accrued more than 2.3 million views. We like how Machinima is continuing the trend it began with Mortal Kombat: Legacy, where it turns the creators of fan works into fully-funded web series directors.
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- Sam Gutelle
If you spend any time at all in direct-to-dvd action movie land, then you probably know the name Jesse V. Johnson. He’s a Hollywood stuntman who has worked in a ton of big studio films, but he’s only ever directed direct-to-dvd action movies like 2005′s “Pit Fighter” and the upcoming “The Package” with Dolph Lundgren and Steve Austin. Like most directors, Jesse V. Johnson dreams of doing something bigger. Say, directing a Wonder Woman movie for Warner Bros., for instance. So taking a page from “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” director Kevin Tancharoen’s playbook, Johnson has assembled a crew and put together a 2-minute Wonder Woman pitch that stars Nina Bergman as the Amazonian warrior and includes appearances by everyone’s favorite twitchy actor, Peter Stormare (“The Last Stand”). Check it out below. Some thoughts: Bergman is probably not quite “big” enough for the role, and there’s something »
A new motion poster for "Star Trek Into Darkness" brings that ominous one-sheet of Benedict Cumberbatch to life. And if you look closely, the falling rubble spells out, "He's Khan. Not really. Or is he? I don't know. Hehehe. Love, J.J."
Also, watch the first trailer for "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" season 2 in today's Dailies!
» Watch the Academy Award-nominated "Simpsons" short, "The Longest Daycare." [Hulu]
» The first trailer for season 2 of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" [ComingSoon]
» First clip from "Oz the Great and Powerful" [Jimmy Kimmel]
» First trailer from "Hannibal" TV series [NBC]
» A new "Star Trek Into Darkness" motion poster [Empire]
Welcome to the Dailies, where the MTV Movies team runs down all the film and television news, odds and ends that are fit to print! From awesome fan art to obscure casting news, this is your place »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
It’s been a long, arduous journey for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The Metal Gear Solid spinoff was originally announced in 2009 starring Raiden, a character once reviled by fans and blamed for ruining Metal Gear Solid 2. After numerous delays, the game was quietly canceled when developer Kojima Productions struggled with the transition from sneaking-based stealth gameplay to crazy katana action. But in 2011, Platinum Games—developer of 2010’s gleefully over-the-top Bayonetta—took over the project, and Raiden was reborn.
Raiden’s redemption began in Metal Gear Solid 4, where the once-whiny, love-sick rookie transformed into a badass cyborg ninja who featured in »
- Aaron Morales
Siliconera pointed to the latest trailer from the class-based action RPG from the "Muramasa: The Demon Blade" developer. "Dragon's Crown" is coming to Japan and the U.S. later this year for the PS3 and Ps Vita, and North American publisher Atlus wanted to show off what was new with the hand-drawn hack and slash.
The game puts you in the role of one of four characters, battling your way through a series of dungeons in order to something something and then a dragon something. The key here is that "Dragon's Crown" offers four-player co-op in one of Vanillaware's meticulously-drawn fantasy worlds.
The preorder links for "Dragon's Crown" point to a June 30 release date on our side of the pond, although the game's official page isn't so specific.
'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' Returns For Another Round With This Season 2 Trailer
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- Charles Webb
Mortal Kombat: Legacy proved to be a decent-sized hit when the web series debuted on Machinema back in 2011. Now that the show is returning, the floodgates have officially been opened for every deep-cut character from the fighting-game videogame series. A new trailer just released for Mortal Kombat: Legacy II loudly trumpets the arrival of Liu Kang, the original nominal hero/most boring character in Mortal Kombat. (Important Information: Kang is played by Brian Tee, a.k.a. The Drift King in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.)
Also, Caspar Van Dien is now playing Johnny Cage, and the series »
- Darren Franich
If you recall my preview impressions, "Crysis 3" is set to be another solid shooter in a growing franchise from Crytek and EA. While "Crysis 2" was their first swing onto consoles and had some pretty impressive visuals it didn't exactly bring the house down. With the next installment, Crytek has their sights set on bigger fights with aggressive AI coupled with a robust multiplayer but is it enough to draw you away from other shooters?
In a weird turn, the events of "Crysis 2" have been all but dismissed to the point of being totally irrelevant. Two decades after the invasion and destruction of New York, Prophet returns once again to fill out the powerful Nanosuit in order to thwart the nefarious Cell paramilitary corporation's plans and learn the truth of the alien Ceph's goal of planetary domination. Along for the ride is your former comrade, Psycho, who has had his Nanosuit »
- Clint Mize
Before he reboots the Mortal Kombat movie franchise next year for New Line Cinema, director Kevin Tancharoen (Fame, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie) is set to unleash the second season of his hit web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Check out the official synopsis for season two, followed by the first trailer below...
"The Mortal Kombat Legacy continues in Season 2 as Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kenshi, and Ermac join the ranks. The rivalries and histories of these fierce warriors will unfold as Raiden and his recruits clash against the dark forces of Outworld. The epic battle for Earthrealm has finally begun."
The cast of Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2 includes Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) as Johnny Cage, Mark Dacascos (Brotherhood of the Wolf) as Kung Lao, Brian Tee (The Wolverine) as Liu Kang, Samantha Tjhia (Man of Steel) as Kitana, Michelle Lee (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) as Mileena, »
- Flickering Myth
Warner Bros. Digital released the first trailer for season two of Kevin Tancharoen's web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy this weekend. Here's the synopsis: "The Mortal Kombat Legacy continues in Season 2 as Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kenshi, and Ermac join the ranks. The rivalries and histories of these fierce warriors will unfold as Raiden and his recruits clash against the dark forces of Outworld. The epic battle for Earthrealm has finally begun." The production values look good, so I can see why this is a hit with fans of the game. There is no set premiere date yet, but the painful wordplay at the end of the clip promises the ten episodes of season two are "Koming Soon." Watch the trailer after the jump. »
- Brendan Bettinger
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