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Bloody Disgusting is reporting some new information on the plot for the upcoming reboot of the Warner Brothers Pictures Mortal Kombat franchise.

“The live-action reboot will follow a lowly unlucky supermarket employee who discovers that he has out of this world powers and must decide between good and evil, even though the evil side has helped him discover his true potential and who he really is.”

This NerdBastard is wondering if the special “Finishing” move will follow the guy yelling, “PAPER OR PLASTIC?!?!” or maybe “CLEAN UP ON AISLE SEVEN!!!”

Kevin Tancharoen is set to direct the Oren Uziel Mortal Kombat screenplay based on the the best selling Mortal Kombat video game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias. The best fighters from around the world are summoned to an island to compete in a tournament, the outcome will determine the fate of our world.

Below is the video that started the move to reboot the Mortal Kombat franchise.

[One, two, Freddy’s coming for you- on PS3 and Xbox 360 in the newest piece of Mortal Kombat DLC content.]

Having played the newest Mortal Kombat game,  I’m happy to report (what most of you already know) that it’s a great mix of old-school and modern fighting conventions. Ed Boon and his creative team went back to MK’s roots. Back to the time of 2D arcade fun. The game play grabs the feel of Mortal Kombat 2.  The games animation, sound and graphics are top notch! Honestly, it looks and feels good. Oh, and the fatalities are brutal and gory as ever. The most obscene and ridiculous yet. With that said, can someone please explain to me what the hell Freddy Krueger is doin’ in Outworld?

There has been one question on the minds of Mortal Kombat fans around the world. It has plagued their every hour, their every night, and even their darkest nightmares. When can I finally get my hands-on Freddy and pit him against my favourite Mortal Kombat warrior? Well the time has come and Freddy will be available on PlayStation Network tomorrow and Xbox LIVE very soon!

A variation of the classic Wes Craven character, he comes out swinging with two of his signature razor gloves and DLC launch trailer.

 

Don’t get me wrong, Freddy looks like he’ll give you a rip roaring good time in between tearing your opponent limb from limb, but where do the character cross-overs end; do we want them to end?

Via: Geek Tyrant

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Mortal Kombat!!! Cue techno song. I’ve been a fan of the franchise since the Genesis days and knowing that the 9th game will be going back to it’s roots, just makes me a happy fat boy. In the video, we get co-creator Ed Boon talking about the history of the franchise and how they are changing things up for the new game. He admits that Mortal Kombat has had it’s bad moments but it seems that he and the crew are trying to make a legit fighting game this time around.

All I know is that spring, 2011 can’t come any sooner as I’m excited about the new fatalities, the X-ray focus moves, and the new story that is suppose to change the history of MK 1 to MK 3. How about you guys? Any of y’all excited about the game and if so, leave a comment on how you feel about the upcoming game.

Source: Topless Robot