It’s finally happening… MORTAL KOMBAT!
We first caught wind that The Conjuring Director James Wan was going to produce a new film based on the popular video game brawler Mortal Kombat. Wan has obviously been a very busy man, so word on the project has been pretty mum. Until today.
Via an Australian press release, it has been announced that the long-awaited project will begin shooting later this summer in Adelaide, Australia.
James Wan is still on board to produce the project while Simon McQuoid will direct a script from Greg Russo (who’s also writing the upcoming Saint’s Row adaptation under director F. Gary Grey).
In the aforementioned press release, Wan stated:
“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. Now we get to experience South Australia with its scenic locations and a wealth of artistic talent to work with. It will be perfectly suited for this fantasy-action project.”
South Australia’s Premier Stephen Marshall said in a tweet that Mortal Kombat will be the largest film production in South Australia’s history.
Mortal Kombat has been adapted into two previous features in the past, once with 1995’s Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997.
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