Jeri Ryan returns to sci-fi to kick some ass in Mortal Kombat | Blastr
Jeri Ryan returns to sci-fi to kick some ass in Mortal Kombat
We LOVE Jeri Ryan, who fueled fanboy dreams as Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager for four seasons—so we're thrilled to hear that we'll get to see her again in something a bit more sci-fi-ish than what she's been up to since Voyager wrapped—an upcoming Mortal Kombat digital series.
The actress confirmed through her Twitter feed that she's set to reprise the role of Sonya Blade alongside Michael Jai White's Jackson Briggs (aka Jax) in what will be an official sequel to the unofficial Mortal Kombat Rebirth trailer in which she previously appeared (albeit in a non-ass-kicking capacity).
Ryan and White both starred in Kevin Tancharoen's unofficial "Rebirth" trailer last year, which garnered the attention of Warner Bros. and led to Tancharoen cowriting and directing an official new Mortal Kombat digital series.
Now let's just hope Ryan will get to put the nice suits aside (though we can't argue she doesn't look GOOD in them) and get into some ass-kicking action just as we know Sonya can, befitting the Mortal Kombat franchise.
In the meanwhile, you can feast your eyes again on that cool—and extremely gory—Mortal Kombat Rebirth trailer.
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Jeri Ryan may have fueled fanboy dreams, but Tahmoh Penikett did the same for fangirls (and some fanboys, too). Now the Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse star will be joining the lovely Ms. Ryan in the upcoming Mortal Kombat digital series.
The former Helo and Paul Ballard will be playing Kurtis Stryker, a New York City policeman who uses guns, nightsticks and tasers when getting his combat on. According to the Mortal Kombat wiki, "Stryker was the leader of the Riot Control Brigade when Outworld's portal opened over New York City." He was chosen as a warrior to liberate Earth from the evil Shao Kahn.
The story of how Kevin Tanchareon became the director of this web series is as interesting as the interdimensional combat of the videogame series:
Last year, Kevin Tancharoen, the director of Fame (and brother of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog co-writer Maurissa Tancharoen), learned that Mortal Kombat might be rebooted, so he gathered some of his many talented friends and did some guerrilla filmmaking. Collider wrote that the unofficial Mortal Kombat: Rebirth was "a calling card for a chance at making the next Mortal Kombat feature film and it's his vision for how he'd do it."
Warner Brothers, which owns the rights to Mortal Kombat, was impressed enough to appoint him director of this web series. However, the production company has yet to give Tanchareon the thumbs-up (and the budget) for a movie. Fans hope that if this series is popular, Warner Brothers might turn this old-school fight club into a full-length feature.
The Mortal Kombat web series is currently in production and will be released sometime in the spring, although there is no official word on how many webisodes will be made.