It turns out that our eyes weren’t deceiving us yesterday, and Jeri Ryan really was playing Sonya Blade in that mysterious Mortal Kombat movie short. According to the former “Star Trek: Voyager” actress, the movie was part of a pitch that an unnamed director made for Warner Bros. to try and sell them on a film franchise relaunch.
“Okay, so… Mortal Kombat. It’s not a game trailer. Actually was made for the director to sell WB on his vision for a reimagined MK film,” Ryan wrote on her Twitter account. “I did it as a favor to a friend. No idea yet what WB’s reaction to it was. And I’m not sure how you can contact WB to push them to make it. But you guys are resourceful…! ;-)”
As an established face from the Trek universe, Ryan is no stranger to the vocal presence of large fan movements, and it looks like she wouldn’t mind seeing the project get an extra push from the MK faithful who appreciated her work. Alas, without a confirmation from Warner Bros., we have no way of knowing whether or not they bit. But at least we’ll always have this demo of what the movie could have looked like.
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