Long ago, two men from rival clans met, and fought in a bitter battle to the death. Now, finally learn what caused these legendary ninjas to engage in their deadly duel.Underwhelmed by the recent big budget Mortal Kombat?
Have no fear, prodigious fan film creator Chris .R. Notarile brings you his take on Sub-Zero vs Scorpion.
"I've wanted to do a Sub-Zero VS Scorpion fight for years, dating all the way back to my time in NYC. But for many reasons, I was never able to make it happen. But it never left my "wish list" of things to make. Then randomly one day, I got a friend request from Gary Choi, who graciously offered me his skills and stunt team. It had been years since I had a true stunt team at my disposal, and there was no way I was gonna pass up the offer.
Gary had asked me what I would want to make, and the first thing that came to mind was Sub-Zero VS Scorpion. We geeked out about it for a while as we discussed how to make it happen. I told him I wanted it to be as authentic and representative as possible. I wanted Japanese and Chinese actors for Hanzo and Bi-Han respectively, and more than anything, I didn't want them speaking English.
Believe it or not, I'm actually a fan of kung fu movies, and I have a lot of respect for the time, effort and skill that goes into every epic fight. One of my biggest goals with making this short, was to be able to replicate that style and feel. I didn't want rapidly edited quick cuts. I didn't want shaky shots. I wanted smooth, steady, wide shots that did one thing and one thing only- showed off the fight in all its glory.
We filmed in Griffith park in Hollywood. It was a real pain having to shoot in between children and louder hikers playing and or passing by, but we made it work. Kevin Chambers and Leon Sheen gave it their all and completely out did themselves in this epic fight. It was brutal and emotional. I can't tell you the pure joy I had getting to film Scorpion and Sub-Zero beating the stuffing out of each other. It was just so damn cool!"