Remember that Mortal Kombat short film that brought the hideous Reptile to life (via a disorder that caused him to grow scales and inside-out eyes)? That film spawn a nine-part webseries, starring Jeri Ryan. Watch the first clip now.

We have to admit, we're kind of looking forward to this ridiculously gruesome creation. And even though the clip isn't riveting, the action and the production looks pretty top notch. The series, officially called Mortal Kombat: Legacy, will premier on April 12th over at Machinima.com. Here's the original eight-minute long short from last year as well:

From the press release:

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Machinima.com today announced they have signed an agreement to premiere and distribute the highly anticipated "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" live action digital series produced by Warner Premiere. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen ("Fame"), and starring Jeri Ryan ("Star Trek: Voyager") as "Sonya Blade," Michael Jai White ("The Dark Knight") as "Major Jackson ‘Jax' Briggs" and Darren Shahlavi ("300") as "Kano," this series will take gamers deep into the history of the warriors they know and love.

Kevin Tancharoen who directed and produced the popular, unofficial "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth" fan short, is bringing the same immersive directing style to this live-action digital series. Kevin Tancharoen who directed and produced the popular, unofficial "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth" fan short, is bringing the same immersive directing style to this live-action digital series. "Machinima is the perfect entertainment destination to premiere the series," said Kevin Tancharoen, Director, Producer and co-writer of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy." "They have a massive audience of gamers from around the world. We worked very closely with NetherRealm Studios and Ed Boon, and we're now putting the finishing touches on the episodes. I'm confident we've stayed true to the Mortal Kombat lore and am hoping the fans will be blown away by what they see."

Written by Kevin Tancharoen , Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing, "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" is an anthology of nine live action shorts, and brings to life the motivation behind each character's participation in the Mortal Kombat tournament. Each episode will provide never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game's universe.