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Mortal Kombat film reboot is finally entering pre-production

Published: 14:13, 14 May 2019
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Mortal Kombat film reboot is finally ready to enter pre-production according to the public announcement by officials in South Australia, where the reboot will be created. The film will be a joint project of New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.

Officially announced by Warner Bros. in 2018, Mortal Kombat film reboot has been through many ups and downs over the last few years. Rumours about the new movie started to surface way back in 2011 when the ninth Mortal Kombat game was released but only recently the movie officially got directors and writer.

According to the latest announcement from the film's officials in South Australia, where the reboot will be created, Mortal Kombat film is finally entering pre-production and it will be "the biggest studio production in the local industry's history".

Earlier this year, the film's writer Greg Russo, who is also a lifelong gamer confirmed that he had completed the script suggesting it shouldn't take long before the film production officially starts.

The reboot will be directed by Simon McQuoid and this will be his directorial debut. McQuiod previously directed award-winning ads including the PS3 Michael commercial which you can see below.

As for the producers, Aquaman's James Wan and Men in Black: International's E. Bennet Walsh will lead the production along with Todd Garner (Isn't It Romantic), Larry Kassanof who also worked on the original Mortal Kombat and Michael Clear (Lights Out, The Nun).

The announcement also states that pre-production will start sometime later this year and more than 580 people will be employed on the project. 

All in all, it's nice that Mortal Kombat film reboot is finally kicking off and it will be interesting to see if the crew finally deliver a proper Mortal Kombat film. 1995's Mortal Kombat is considered as a cult classic today, despite its big flaws while the sequel - Mortal Kombat: Annihilation - is not even worth mentioning.

Hopefully, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema deliver a film that is similar in quality to the latest game - Mortal Kombat 11, which is considered as one of the best in the series.

Mortal Kombat 11 is a fighting game by NetherRealm Studios

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