If you were a fan of Mortal Kombat during it’s formative years, you were likely extremely disappointed by the live-action film, and it’s sequel that somehow managed to be worse than awful. After a long wait that has been as brutal as the game itself, a much needed film reboot of Mortal Kombat actually has a date set to begin shooting.
Yep, real movement on the long-awaited big screen comeback of the franchise. The news comes a tweet from DiscussingFilm and you can check it out below. What? What do you don’t see it. It’s right there. No, not there, over there. Yep, that’s it.
Warner Bros’ live-action ‘MORTAL KOMBAT’ reboot is set to begin filming on September 16th in Australia. (EXCLUSIVE) pic.twitter.com/7RK7uLFUJD
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) May 29, 2019
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As you can see above the James Wan produced film will begin shooting later this year in mid-September and fans such as myself couldn’t be happier to hear about this as a reboot has been floating around ever since Kevin Tancharoen’s short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth made the rounds on the internet. This led to Tancharoen bringing forth the webseries Mortal Kombat: Legacy, (I absolutely love what he did with Raiden in this series) which was a prequel to the original game.
The series was great, especially considering what Tancharoen had to work with as far as budget and episode length, I absolutely recommend it. I do believe at one point Tancharoen was attached to a big screen big budget reboot, but eventually left any project that was in development at the time.
The Mortal Kombat franchise began in the late 80s, when creators Ed Boon, John Tobias, and four others began work on the first game. That’s it, six people spent eight months developing what turned the video game world upside down. The game caused national discussions on the type of content children were exposed to by video games.
The digital sprites were a sight to be hold at the time, they added a sense of realism to the violence that was simply not present in the cartoony graphics of Street Fighter II. And of course, Ken, Ryu, and the rest of the Street Fighter II crew didn’t have the ability to rip each other’s heads off, and hold it up like a trophy.
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