Published: Wed, May 15, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

James Wan’s Mortal Kombat Reboot Is Finally Happening

James Wan’s Mortal Kombat Reboot Is Finally Happening

The much rumored James Wan-produced Mortal Kombat film appears to have officially gotten the green light at New Line Cinema.

Simon McQuoid is set to make his directorial debut with this new Mortal Kombat project with James Wan, director of the Aquaman movie, is set to produce it.

Marshall might be a big Mortal Kombat fan, but he's probably a bit more interested in the $70 million (or around $48.5 million US) that's expected to be put into South Australia's economy, along with 580 jobs and 1,500 roles for extras.


A new, live-action Mortal Kombat film is in development by New Line Cinema with pre-production set to begin later this month.

The current screenplay is by Greg Russo (the upcoming "Highwaymen"). In terms of horror films, he's best known as the director of Saw and the creator of The Conjuring cinematic universe. Additional producers include Todd Garner, Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennet Walsh, Michael Clear, and Sean Robins as executive producer. Mortal Kombat will be the largest film production in South Australia's history and highlights the importance of engaging with the world's major production houses. Now we get to experience South Australia with its scenic locations and a wealth of artistic talent to work with.

The original Mortal Kombat film was released in 1995, followed by a sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997. "I'm grateful to the Premier and people of South Australia for having us, we're all very excited to be here". It's Mortal Kombat, it could be anything, but it will nearly certainly feature many punches. We don't know which Mortal Kombat game the plot will be inspired by, or if it will decide to carve out a unique story all its own.

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