Published: Wed, May 15, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

New, Live-Action MORTAL KOMBAT Film In Development

New, Live-Action MORTAL KOMBAT Film In Development

It has been announced that a new film based on the Mortal Kombat video game franchise will be shot later this year.

Pre-production will begin later this month, with the shoot to take place at the Adelaide Studios, with post-production and VFX also to be done in SA.

According to reporter Claire Campbell, the production is expected to create 580 jobs and see $70 million AUD get poured into the local economy. The film will be directed by award-winning commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, who is making his feature directorial debut.

The current screenplay is by Greg Russo (the upcoming "Highwaymen").

"We are thrilled to be highlighting South Australian locations, talent and facilities for Mortal Kombat". "The state government's investment in "Mortal Kombat' will enhance the scope and reach of our production and post production capabilities, bringing the promise of fantastic new jobs for the local film industry". An alleged press release for the film has been doing the rounds on Twitter, shared here by Boss Logic, which seems to indicate that the film is gearing up to shoot in Australia later this year.

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For years, horror master James Wan has spoken of wanting to develop a Mortal Kombat film. LarrY kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear, and Sean Robins will executive produce.

"It brings together all of the components we need to make an ambitious action film a success, and we applaud the South Australian Film Corporation [SAFC] for their role in attracting the production to their region".

Are you excited about a new Mortal Kombat film? The character might be new, but that last bit should sound familiar - the Mortal Kombat tournaments are held as a means of defending our planet form the threat of an Outworld invasion.

Unfortunately, further details on the Mortal Kombat movie reboot and what it will entail are unavailable at the time of this writing.

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