Back in August of last year, we learned that James Wan would be producing a new, darker Mortal Kombat movie. James Wan’s work includes The Conjuring, Furious 7 and the recent remake of Lights Out. He recently shared an update on the Mortal Kombat movie with IGN.
Mortal Kombat has already spent some time in the limelight on the big screen and in its own tv/web series shows. First, we had the original movie directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and released in 1995, followed by the rather abysmal Annihilation. Then there was the web series called Mortal Kombat: Legacy, which is actually pretty good, already completing two seasons.
“It’s still cooking away,” Wan stated. “With that particular project, that’s a really cool property that I loved growing up as a kid. Besides the game, even the movies as well, I kind of enjoyed them for what they are. 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.’ And in doing so, they ended up creating such interesting characters and I think that is such a cool world to explore. This really mythical, bigger world that lives on another dimension on top of ours. I think that’s really fun to play with and so we’ll see.”
The new movie still doesn’t have a director, and we don’t know anything about the cast for the time being, but a much moodier, graphic Mortal Kombat would be awesome and well suited to the theme of the game, which is known for its violent combat and fatalities.