Surprise! Mortal Kombat is gearing up to unleash another brutal fatality. This may not be a crushed skull or a decapitation, instead, it’s a return to the big screen.
After just under 25 years since the last Mortal Kombat movie Warner Brothers will be attempting to produce another Mortal Kombat movie with the help of Aquaman‘s James Wan who will be producing the new video game adaptation.
“I’m really happy and excited to be bringing another show back to Australia with Mortal Kombat, especially after having such a great experience filming Aquaman,”
Pre-production will start very soon and the cameras are already geared to start filming in Adelaide later this year.
The Premier of South Austrailia, MP Steven Marshall shared his delight over the news calling it “the largest film production in South Australia’s history!”
The largest film production in South Australia's history!@warnerbros will bring their epic action film, Mortal Kombat, to life here in SA. SA locations. SA crews. SA VFX companies.
It will enhance our production capabilities and create new jobs for the local film industry. pic.twitter.com/jkPeRuq1Wz
— Steven Marshall, MP (@marshall_steven) May 14, 2019
Not only will it be the biggest but according to Steven Marshall the production will provide a massive boost for the South Australian economy creating 580 jobs and 1,500 extras that will be employed during the films creation.
If you’re a massive Mortal Kombat fan this should be incredibly exciting news!
The upcoming adaptation will be produced by James Wan, Todd Garner, and Larry Kasanoff (who worked on the first Mortal Kombat movie) and will be directed by Simon McQuoid in his directorial debut. The current screenplay has been written by Greg Russo.
Once news about the cast has been confirmed we will be sure to let you know. In the meantime, he’s a question for you:
Who would you cast in the new Mortal Kombat film, and who would they play?
James Lister is a University student in the UK, currently undertaking his Masters degree in Media & Communication. He has a strong passion for everything Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Anime related.