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Just when you thought the violence on last night’s Game of Thrones was rough, Ed Boon, co-creator of Mortal Kombat, confirmed that there will be a new installment of the popular fighting game. The new release, Mortal Kombat X, will be available in 2015.
The announcement was made via Twitter at 6:01 a.m. today and has since been retweeted more than 2,000 times. Shortly thereafter, Boon also tweeted a link to the trailer, which features two lead characters, Scorpion and Sub-Zero, fighting to the death. The result? Almost two minutes of adrenaline-infused, hyper-masculine, fist punching, bone breaking, and blood-spewing action, all set to Wiz Khalifa’s “Can’t Be Stopped.” READ FULL STORY
Ridley Scott was most recently behind last year’s (sadly misunderstood) Prometheus. Next, he’ll tackle the Internet, announcing yesterday that he was partnering with Machinima, a video entertainment company you’ve probably watched on YouTube. (The company reports that its videos were viewed almost 2 billion times… in February.)
The prolific director-producer will executive produce 12 short films in partnership with the company using talent pulled from Scott’s own production company, Ridley Scott and Associates. Each of the films will be “high-octane science fiction.” The most successful of them will be further developed, meaning they could each spawn a feature film or a web series or a line of high-octane greeting cards.
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 apparently involves an appearance by Ermac. If you understood anything about that last sentence, you probably lived at the video arcade in the mid-90s. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY
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