After simmering in Outworld for a couple of years, James Wan’s Mortal Kombat will finally go into pre-production this month in Adelaide, Australia for New Line Cinema.
Steven Marshall, premier of South Australia, confirms the news in a press release, calling it “the largest film production in South Australia’s history.”
The last film adaptation was 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, a sequel to Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1995 original. In 2010, a short film titled Rebirth offered up a gritty reimagining and spawned a web series in Mortal Kombat: Legacy that ran for two seasons on YouTube.
Earlier this year, it was also rumored that Warner Bros. had been developing an animated feature with Joel McHale and Jennifer Carpenter. Since then, there has been no further development, though has had their hands full with Mortal Kombat 11, which dropped this past April
Regardless, Wan’s film is going down, and you can read the full press release about the entire forthcoming production below.
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