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After several delays, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of Mortal Kombat X will no longer be released. The last-gen version of the bloody brawler were originally set to launch alongside the current-gen version, which released back in April.
In a statement posted to the Mortal Kombat X community forum, the studio detailed why the ports had been canned after months of development.
After months of development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has come to the regrettable conclusion that we cannot release Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Please know our teams worked diligently to meet the quality standards set by the current-gen versions of the game. We were not able to get the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions to the quality expected of a Mortal Kombat game and are very sorry for not being able to deliver the products as originally planned.
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- Eric Hall
After Street Fighter laid the groundwork for the fighting game, Mortal Kombat hit the scene, setting a high-water mark for realistic digitized graphics and pushing boundaries with its high levels of bloody violence, including, most notably, its Fatalities. It sparked so much controversy for its depiction of extreme violence and gore that it led to the creation of the Esrb (the video game rating system). Looking back, the original game seems like child’s play when compared to the latest installment, Mortal Kombat X. And if the Fatalities in Mortal Kombat X make you squeamish, you’re really not going to like the real-life, live-action version created by the Australian YouTube group known as RackaRacka. Warning: this video is extremely gruesome. Watch at your own risk.
The post VOD: Real-life Mortal Kombat Fatalities has to be seen to be believed appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
Kinjaz, the group led by America's Best Dance Crew season-one alums from JabbaWockeeZ and Kaba Modern, finally had a standout performance last night. Week to week, the show has been dominated by B-boy groups Super Cr3w and Quest, who have a big bag of somersaults to draw from. The theme this week was "Crew's Control" — or, basically, "Impress Us" — which finally allowed Kinjaz to get away from the frenetic pop mixes and do something more in their flow. So they brought in Krnfx, a beatboxer, to do a "dancebox" — beatboxing plus dancing — using Mortal Kombat as the inspiration. »
- E. Alex Jung
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
Created by a YouTube group of filmmakers called RackaRacka, "Real Life Mortal Kombat Fatalities" is a must-see backyard, Diy martial arts extravaganza that is as well choreographed as it is brutally gory. Seriously, this is likely Nsfw.
What starts off as a friendly disagreement about the merits of the video game Mortal Kombat quickly devolves into an all out death match.
Enough said. Check it out:
Recommended Release: Mortal Kombat - Legacy
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In 1995, Mortal Kombat hit number one at the box office and became one of the first financially successful movies based on a video game (before that were the likes of Double Dragon and Super Mario Bros.). As with most movies, it endured many changes on the journey from stage to screen, and one character in particular was almost played by a young up and comer named Cameron Diaz. To mark the 20th anniversary of Mortal Kombat, The Hollywood Reporter talked to many of the behind the scenes players and put together an oral history, a kind of from-their-mouths retrospective about the trials and tribulations of the production. When the subject of putting together the cast came up, producer Lauri Apelian revealed this: We originally had Cameron Diaz cast as Sonya Blade. We were at New Line when The Mask was in postproduction, and Cameron Diaz was not a household name. »
It's more violent than a kebab shop after the pubs kick out, and has caused more controversy than Katie Hopkins on an episode of This Morning. It's spawned a couple of movies, a TV show, comic books, techno albums and card games. It is, of course, Mortal Kombat.
As the franchise's first major motion picture prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, now seems like as good a time as any to look back at the series' best brawlers.
From young pretenders like Cassie Cage and Erron Black to old favourites like Raiden and Sonya Blade, here are the top 20 Mortal Kombat kharacters characters.
Why Mortal Kombat is the greatest game movie ever made
First appears in: Mortal Kombat X
There was a spell when new additions to the Mortal Kombat series were either masked ninja clones (Rain) or just a bit crap (Stryker). The development team made much »
Get over here! From the movie's memorable theme to some killer fight choreography, "Mortal Kombat" was a force to be reckoned with when it opened on this day 20 years ago. Sure, the performances were stiff and the fatalities didn't match the bloody extremes of the games, but the film adaptation was still a major hit for New Line Cinema, raking in over $120 million off of an $18 million budget. Fans of the brutal games finally got to see favorites like Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden and Goro brought to life, the women sporting slightly less revealing outfits than their arcade counterparts. Fun Fact: Did you know Cameron Diaz was originally supposed to play Sonya? According to the game's co-creator, Ed Boon, she broke her hand during karate lessons and was replaced by Bridgette Wilson-Sampras shortly before filming. With a rumored reboot in development with "The Conjuring" director James Wan producing, »
- tooFab Staff
Video game movies may be a risky proposition today, but in 1995 they were seen as hopeless. Super Mario Bros. (1993) and Double Dragon (1994) were total bombs — despised by critics and fans alike. The campy Street Fighter (1994) fared better financially but was still years away from earning a cult following on home video. So it was against all odds when Mortal Kombat hit No. 1 in theaters 20 years ago on Aug. 18, 1995. The film grossed $122 million worldwide and broke the video game curse as the first adaptation embraced by fans. Mortal Kombat endured expensive
- Aaron Couch
Video game movies don't have the best reputation, but there are a few shining diamonds in the rough.
Weak on plot and characters, Silent Hill nevertheless has a deliciously creepy atmosphere that echoes the unsettling vibe of the game that inspired it. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is obviously rubbish, but wins points for embracing the absurd madness of the whole affair.
Ranking the Mortal Kombat characters: Who scores a flawless victory?
Not that you'd guess from the interminable Resident Evil series, but the greatest ever video game movie was directed by Paul Ws Anderson - 1995's Mortal Kombat, celebrating its 20th anniversary today.
It's got a proper, simple storyline that - and why the hell not? - is based on the wafer-thin plot of the game itself.
Ne'er do well and bad guy sorcerer Shang Tsung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) is looking to take over the Earth, and needs his gang to »
Iron Maiden takes us on a heavy metal trip through the history of classic video games.
The legendary British heavy metal band are getting ready to release their first single in five years and in order to promote their new song, they’ve put together an awesome video game-inspired music video to mark the occasion. Titled “Speed of Light,” the video features Iron Maiden’s zombie mascot Eddie traveling through cyberspace and getting sucked into an arcade machine which then forces him to play through four different gaming genres.
First up is a 2D platformer reminiscent of the arcade classic Donkey Kong (and inspired by the cover artwork for Iron Maiden’s album Killers), in which Eddie has to hack his way through some enemies with a hatchet in order to rescue a red leather-clad damsel-in-distress from the grasp of a hulking brute. Next Eddie travels to the 16 bit era »
After Street Fighter laid the groundwork for the fighting game, Mortal Kombat hit the scene, setting a high-water mark for realistic digitized graphics and pushing boundaries with its high levels of bloody violence, including, most notably, its Fatalities. It sparked so much controversy for its depiction of extreme violence and gore that it led to the creation of the Esrb (the video game rating system). The release of Mortal Kombat for home consoles by Acclaim Entertainment was one of the largest video game launches of all time, with a $10 million marketing campaign that dubbed the date “Mortal Monday.” No surprise, then, that a game this controversial and popular would pique the interest of money-hungry Hollywood executives looking to cash in. Mortal Kombat the movie enjoyed a 3-week run at the top of the Us box office, earning over $122 million worldwide. In addition to toys, »
One of the greatest metal bands of all time (to some, the greatest) have released an absolutely outstanding video for Speed of Light, the first track off their upcoming The Book of Souls album – and boy is it one hell of a nostalgia trip.
Depicting their infamous Eddie the Head made up in a biker-themed, Killers-esque attire, he ventures into an arcade chock-full of titles all with spins on Iron Maiden’s album covers and imagery. Diving into one with the new song name atop, the video then features a heady look at the last 30 years of game design; all with Ed as the central figure.
First up there’s a Donkey Kong-looking platformer, then Splatterhouse/Mega Man gets a nod, into Mortal Kombat (featuring Ed getting his Deadpool on and winning by beating The Beast with the victory titles themselves) and finally a Serious Sam/Halo-esque first-person shooter that »
- Scott Tailford
Take a peak around any gaming community these days and you’ll find complaints in abundance about the recent trend of video game remakes/ports to new consoles. I hate to break it to you, but it’s not a new trend. Let’s talk about the history of gaming remakes and why they serve a more important purpose than pissing off people.
These days, hearing about modern remakes (or remastered titles) for current generation consoles feels like a daily thing. Hell, one of the biggest announcements at this year’s E3 was a remake rather than a new title: Final Fantasy VII. While the initial response was positive, it didn’t take long for detractors to start up their battle cry, “What’s with all the remakes anymore? Can’t they make something new?”
Well, yes, of course the companies can make something new and the reality is, they »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Annabeth Gish has joined the cast of the X-Files event series to reprise her role from the original series run. Fox announced that Gish will return as FBI Agent Monica Reyes, appearing alongside Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder. The new six-episode series premieres on Sunday, January 24, and we may have […]
- Russ Fischer
The smash hit Mortal Kombat was everywhere in the early ’90s. Created by Ed Boon and John Tobias, the game was on every system, in every arcade, and sparking controversy with its levels of bloody violence. The Fatalities, in part, led to the creation of the Esrb video game rating system and ever since its release, the gaming industry just hasn’t been the same. This week, we take a look back at both the game and the big screen Hollywood adaptation. First, however, is our main event, in which we discuss Tembo the Badass Elephant. Developed by Game Freak — and published by Sega, Tembo draws on the DNA of Sega’s classic 2D platforming franchise, Sonic the Hedgehog. We’ll let you know if we like it or not. Joining us is guest Quentin Danglade from the Ftw Gaming podcast.
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There’s been a rumour going round this week that Warner Bros. want Ben Affleck to be part of a new trilogy of Batman movies. In the last half-decade, Hollywood has come to realise how complex comic book characters can be; that they encompass archetypes so deep, so open to interpretation and era, »
- Oli Davis
Wan, whose Furious 7 grossed over $1.5 billion this summer, will serve as one of the producers on the reboot, working alongside New Line and Broken Road who a readying a brand new film version based on the popular video game series.
There had been word of a new film back 2013 when web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen was set to write and direct after his pitch reel Mortal Kombat: Rebirth went viral. But development difficulties meant that the director left the project in 2012.
Mortal Kombat was first released into arcades in 1992 by Midway Games, with the first film arriving in 1995; directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Event Horizon), which grossed $122 million worldwide. The sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, was released in 1997 and directed by »
- Scott J. Davis
New Line Cinema's Mortal Kombat has been given a new lease on life, with the studio bringing aboard filmmaker James Wan to produce. The filmmaker is coming off of the massive Universal blockbuster Furious 7, which has taken in over $1.5 billion at the box office. The Tracking Board's report doesn't mention if the filmmaker will direct, but that seems unlikely, since he has a number of projects on his directorial plate, such as The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist and Aquaman.
The script is being written by Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) and Dave Callaham (Godzilla). Oren Uziel wrote director Kevin Tancharoen's short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which served as a launching pad for the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series that ran for two seasons. Kevin Tancharoen was actually attached to direct this movie reboot before he eventually dropped out back in October 2013. We haven't heard anything about the project since then, »
"Furious 7" and "The Conjuring" director James Wan has reportedly signed on to produce a reboot of the "Mortal Kombat" franchise in the works at New Line Cinema and Broken Road says The Tracking Board.
A few years ago choreographer turned director Kevin Tancharoen, who was coming off the popular web series adaptation "Mortal Kombat: Legacy," was slated to helm but announced in 2013 that he had opted out of directing. The project, first announced in 2011, boasts a script by Oren Uziel ("Mortal Kombat: Legacy") and Dave Callaham ("Godzilla").
The game itself followed a diverse range of fighters hailing from eighteen different realms who are pitted against one another in an epic tournament. Numerous sequels and reboots followed and it became famous for its gory violence and style.
The new one reportedly follows a male protagonist who becomes drawn into the inter dimensional tournament and begins to realize his true potential. »
- Garth Franklin
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