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They said whaaat?: “The Hollywood Thought Process” or “Baraka is the New Wolverine!”

June 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Thoughts from commenter Paul_Is_Drunk at Kotaku regarding the Mortal Kombat short and how the director shot it in two days and edited himself in the hopes that he would get to helm the reboot:

Hollywood though process:

“I like it. People are talking about it, and seem to like it. Now, how can we change it so we can remove all the things the fans like about it, and make it sell to a wider audience?”

“Let’s make it PG-13.”

“Good start. But it needs more. People like Wolverine, right? And that Baraka guy looks like Wolverine. Let’s make him the good guy. I don’t want audiences getting confused.”

“Very good, sir.”

“Oh, and change his name. Sounds too much like President Barack Obama. Let’s make him that Jacks guy. He’ll be a police sergeant with Wolverine powers.”

“Alright, sir. Should we start production?”

“No… still needs something else… Shia Lebeouf is popular, right? Let’s see if we can’t get him to play a pluck reporter covering this stupid tournament, and have him end up as Jacks Wolverine’s side-kick.”

“You mean Jacks Briggs, sir?”

“Whatever, just get started. God, I’m an amazing producer.”

EDIT: The full trailer, nearly 8 minutes in length, is embedded below.

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