After almost twenty years, the Mortal Kombat franchise will be given another chance to redeem the popular 90’s videogame.
Mortal Kombat was twice adapted on the big screen first in 1995 with the same name and followed by a sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, in 1997, which was a bomb in the box office. The web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy however changed the outlook of the franchise with its detailed character origin stories.
Just recently, Variety has reported that Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema’s Mortal Kombat reboot is shaping up. The reboot has James Wan as producer, Greg Russo penning the most recent draft and now, adds Australian filmmaker and acclaimed commercial director, Simon McQuoid, as helmer. McQuoid has done commercial ads for Duracell, Logitech, Samsung and Netflix. His live-action work for PlayStation and Xbox is perhaps his most admired masterpiece. Some of his famous works include the ad for Sony’s Playstation 3 entitled Michael and Halo 3’s Enemy Weapon.
Aside from the reboot’s crew details, nothing has surfaced yet regarding plot details. Producer James Wan talked to ComingSoon.net about the film:
“The key here is to try and do it right. I don’t want to rush into it. So right now, we’re just trying to take our time to make sure it’s heading in the right direction. I think that’s more important than trying to rush through it and pump up something that no one likes. I love the characters. I think they’re such colorful characters. It’s such an amazing take on, basically, Enter the Dragon. It’s that fantasy version, the video game version, of Enter the Dragon.”
Take a look at Simon McQuoid work for Playstation 3’s live-action ad Michael.