James Wan To Produce Mortal Kombat Film!

mortal kombat, james wan, oren uziel, dave callahan, producing, chad posey, film monster
James Wan, who is riding high off the phenomal success of Furious 7 has been really busy lately.  He’s returning to direct the sequel to The Conjuring with The Conjuring 2: The Endfield Poltergeist and he signed on to direct the Aquaman movie starring Jason Momoa with Warner Bros/DC and Robotech under Sony.  Now he has signed on to produced a new Mortal Kombat movie for New Line Cinema and Broken Road.

Written by Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and Dave Callahan (The Expendables, Godzilla) —  the film ‘centers around a seemingly harmless guy who realizes his potential when he finds himself caught in the middle of a cross-dimensional battle between the warriors of Earth and the monsters of Outworld. Now, in order to stop the world from total destruction, he must win the martial arts tournament known as ‘Mortal Kombat’.

Now, just reading that description just makes it sound horrible.  That isn’t what Mortal Kombat is and I hope that is something that will be changed once Wan assumes full producing duties or someone just got the synopsis wrong.  The first Mortal Kombat film was a lot of fun, much like the games were more hardcore then any before it, the movie was the first video game adaption that was pretty real with it’s martial art violence and a few of the fight scenes were pretty incredible.  Wan signing on could be a good step towards getting a good Mortal Kombat film as long as they don’t pull a Fan4stic and create something that is completely devoid of the original content.

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Posted on August 9, 2015, in Movie News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. anthonybozzolakathabozz

    I’ve been waiting for a MK reboot ever since those short teasers surfaced on YouTube back in like 2010! I hope this one is good and that they ditch that initial synopsis. Just published a review of the original film on my page funnily enough, that I actually quite enjoyed even with all its flaws!

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