Warner Premiere today announced initial casting for their upcoming live-action digital new media series “Mortal Kombat” which is based on the iconic gaming franchise.

Confirmed cast includes:

  • Jeri Ryan, (“Star Trek: Voyager”) will be back as “Lieutenant Sonya Blade”
  • Michael Jai White (“The Dark Knight”) as “Major Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs”
  • Darren Shahlavi (“300”) as Kano.”

Other Fan Favourites that will be coming back to the big screen include Scorpion and Sub-Zero, and fans are promised a deeper look into the past of their respective ninja clans.

Shooting for “Mortal Kombat” is currently underway in Vancouver. Live in the Area and got pics of the sets? We would love to see them!

Additionally, a new “Mortal Kombat” video game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. will be available April 19, 2011 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. We will be covering these developments over on our sister site Feed Your Console.