Web series Mortal Kombat: Rebirth will be joined by Jeri Ryan as emasculating elite femme fatale ass-beater Sonya Blade. The news comes via confirmation from the actress herself that she will reprise the role she played in the trailer to which we were first exposed last summer. Speculation had the footage as a leaked trailer for the long-reported reboot film for the Mortal Kombat franchise, but it turned out to be concept footage used to persuade Warner Bros to go the ultra-violent route. Continuing on from last summer’s trailer, it was reported last month to officially become a 10 episode web series, which will be directed by Kevin Tancharoen, helmer of the original clip.
As the former Borg vixen, Ryan tweets:
“Heading to the farmer’s market with the hubs & my girl. Then this evening I head to Vancouver to shoot Mortal Kombat! (NOW it’s official)”
Later adding: “BTW, just finished reading the whole script for Mortal Kombat. Holy crap… I think u might just love it. Get ready…”
Just for a refresher, here’s the original trailer from last June.