The mortal Kombat reboot

Fresh from the unveiling of their new game mortal Kombat 11, the franchise is set to get a little bigger with a new movie announced.

The first MK movie was met with mixed reactions all the way b ack in 1995, and is regarded one of the best video game adaption which goes to show the state of video game adaption two decades later.

Warner bros had announced this reboot last year but because there isn’t much faith in the video game adaptations, the news was taken with as much grain of salt as possible. This latest development, though, makes it clear an attempt to make the movie will be made.

 The announcement was made by South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall, who was keen to highlight the importance of the film to Australia. The film will be the region’s biggest ever production, expected to inject 70 million into South Australia’s economy and create 580 jobs.

Moreover, it has hired big names to see of production with tom garner (isn’t it romantic, tag) and the renowned James wan (Aquaman, conjuring films, fast7) set to be producing. Joining them Larry kasanoff (mortal Kombat, true lies), E. Bennett Walsh (the amazing Spiderman 2, MIB: international), Michael clear (the nun, lights out), and Sean Robbins (playing with fire, tag) executive producing.

Simon McQuoid is set to make his feature directorial debut with the film from a screenplay by grey Russo. Addressing fan concern in February, Russo, who has said he played Mortal Kombat 2 in his local arcade back in the 90s, took to Twitter to defend the movie reboot's director saying “If anyone has concerns if our director, Simon McQuoid, will stay faithful to MK, I urge you to go back and look at some of the VG commercials he directed. His PS3 "Michael" spot still gets me every time I watch it.”




According to a 2018 report by That Hashtag Show, the reboot will focus on a brand new character named Cole turner. Cole is described as "a Philadelphia boxer that is recruited by a prophecy chaser to compete in a fantastical tournament - the outcome of which determines the fate of Earth and its inhabitants". Established Mortal Kombat characters, such as Kano, Sonya Blade and Raiden, are set to appear.

Led by the creative team of Wan and McQuoid, the film will be shot on Adelaide studios sound stage, utilizing the states world class crews and acting talent with post production in south Australian’ s internationally acclaimed visual effects and post production facilities.

With the success of the adaption of the Pokémon game to the big screen, there is hope that the mortal Kombat game will also stick the landing perfectly, at least better than the previous film. It is the greatest game out there.

Pre-production on the movie is said to be beginning later this month. We will be on the lookout for the first batch of casting and the official synopsis.

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By NAICCON on May 15, 2019

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