Mortal Kombat Gets Jax and Kano

Michael Jai White is set to play Major Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs while Darren Shahlavi (“300”) will play Kano in the upcoming live-action digital new media series “Mortal Kombat” from Warner Premiere.

Kevin Tancharoen, who directed and produced the unofficial “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” fan short which scored over 10 million views worldwide, will “bring the same directing style to this live-action digital new media series”.

The press release also confirmed tweets from actress Jeri Ryan that she’s set to play Lieutenant Sonya Blade. Both Ryan and White starred in the ‘Rebirth’ short film.

Shooting on the project is currently underway in Vancouver. Each episode will provide never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame set to hit store shelves starting April 19th.