It has begun again!
Reported by Entertainment Weekly, there is a new Mortal Kombat film on the way. The movie adaptation will be produced by James Wan, who is behind several films including superhero film Aquaman and the upcoming Annabelle: Comes Home movie. In a statement, Wan says he is “happy to bring a film back to Australia after filming Aquaman.” Wan goes on to say that they will “get to experience South Australia with its scenic locations and a wealth of artistic talent to work with.”
NetherRealm founder and Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon also announced the new film project in his Twitter account.
Mortal Kombat launched in arcades across North America in 1992, quickly growing in popularity and overtaking Capcom’s Street Fighter II. It was adapted into a film in 1995 which became a commercial success. A sequel film, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation followed in 1997 and was a commercial failure. Mortal Kombat had also been adapted into an animated series and television series.
Pre-production of the James Wan-produced film will begin this month and production is set to start later this year.