Released on June 8, 2010, "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth" is an eight-minute film directed by Kevin Tancharoen and written by Oren Uziel. The film follows Detective Jackson Briggs, who recruits an assassin named Hanzo Hasachi to covertly enter an underworld tournament and kill all the criminal contestants.
The American short film operated on an estimated budget of $7,500. The film stars Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, Michael Jai White as Jackson Briggs, Ian Anthony Dale as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion; the film also features Richard Dorton as Reptile, Lateef Crowder as Alan Zane and Baraka, and Matt Mullins as Johnny Cage. The film runs the gamut of genres, incorporating a blend of thriller, crime, action and fantasy into a slick short film.