Initial Cast Announced For “Mortal Kombat” Live-Action Digital Series

mortal-kombat-logoGet over here…and check out the initial cast of the upcoming Mortal Kombat live-action digital series.  Warner Premiere today announced initial casting for their upcoming live-action digital new media series Mortal Kombat which is based on the iconic gaming franchise.  Jeri Ryan, (Star Trek: Voyager) will reprise her role as the headstrong Lieutenant Sonya Blade from the unofficial fan short.  She is joined by Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight) as Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs and Darren Shahlavi (300) as the sly and cunning Kano.

Kevin Tancharoen who directed and produced the popular, unofficial Mortal Kombat: Rebirth fan short that garnered over 10 million views worldwide, is bringing the same immersive directing style to this live-action digital new media series.  Fans will be able to delve deep into the history of the warriors they know and love including Sub-Zero and Scorpion. Shooting for Mortal Kombat is currently underway in Vancouver. Each episode in the online-only series will provide never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game’s universe.

Mortal Kombat is one of the most celebrated videogame franchises of all time. Since its debut in 1992, it has spawned four arcade games, multiple console-based videogame titles, two movies (Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation), two television series and an animated prequel.  Additionally, a new Mortal Kombat video game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. will be available April 19, 2011 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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