So apparently this was shot as sort of proposal/pilot/test for a potential movie.
It's kind of awesome in its own right, but it ignores the MK mythology and everyone exists in our world. There is no Nether-realm or whatever.
And its pretty gory for what it is too.
Features Michael Jai White as Jaxx and Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, and other characters.
"is saying this is a test shoot that was done for Warner Brothers to get funding for a full blown hard 'R' MK movie." They confirm it was Kevin Tancharoen who directed it, along with revealing most of the rest of the cast. This is more likely something the director pitched to Warner Bros himself along with some industry backers. If Warner Bros. wanted it made they wouldn't have leaked it especially if it differs much from the massive marketing plan that is about to launch for Mortal Kombat 9 next week. It's very likely it is a rejected pitch that the people behind it wanted to get out to drum up some support for their vision of a Mortal Kombat remake.