GET OVER HERE! New Mortal Kombat Movie in the Works!
Arguably one of the most successful fighting video game franchises in history is heading back to the big screen. According to EW, an all-new Mortal Kombat movie will begin filming with James Wan serving as a producer. That name may sound familiar and it should. Wan is known for directing the horror film Saw. He also directed Dead Silence and Death Sentence, Insidious, The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2, Furious 7, The Conjuring 2 and the blockbuster Aquaman.
You may remember the two cheesy and over-the-top Mortal Kombat movies that were released in the 1990s, Mortal Kombat in 1995 and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997. There’s no word on if the movie will be a sequel or a complete reboot but pre-production is set to begin this month before shooting starts later this year.
Mortal Kombat games have sold over 35 million units following the release of Mortal Kombat X in 2015.