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Jeri Ryan Talks 'Mortal Kombat: Rebirth'


Remember that bizarre trailer we showed you last year for a realistic, gritty take on Mortal Kombat?  The one where Reptile had Harlequin-type icthyosis and Jax was played by Black Dynamite himself, Michael Jai White?  Well, director Kevin Tancharoen is working on a web series to flesh out his fresh take on the franchise, and actress Jeri Ryan has sounded off on the experience. Video after the break.

G4 got to talk to the Star Trek alum regarding her take on Mortal Kombat mainstay Sonya Blade, and it looks like the treatment of Blade will fall right in line with the rest of the gritty reimagining.  There are no "kiss of death" fatalities, and Jeri's blood-and-dirt caked look during the interview pretty much confirms that asses will be kicked and names will be taken.

Also amusing are Ryan's tales of the set of the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth web series being literally haunted, as well as confirmation that she will be taking on series veteran Kano at some point.

No official word on when Mortal Kombat: Rebirth will be released, but right around the April 19th release date of the Mortal Kombat game seems like a pretty safe bet.  Keep your eye on FEARnet for our take on the series when it's released.