James Wan’s Mortal Kombat Reboot Is Finally Happening

Mortal Kombat

When it comes to Mortal Kombat on film, those of us who’ve long loved the franchise have been enduring a dry spell since 1997 – well, that is unless you count the TV and web series that followed. Still, Tinseltown has failed to test its might for 22 years now, so it’s high time the ball got rolling.

Fortunately, we have some great news to report today, as Warner Bros. are finally going ahead with the reboot produced by none other than James Wan (The Conjuring, Aquaman). And while the co-creator of Saw won’t be directing, Simon McQuiod has been confirmed for that gig.

Furthermore, let it be noted that filming will commence later this year in Adelaide, Australia, which Wan touched on in his statement:

“I’m really happy and excited to be bringing another show back to Australia with Mortal Kombat, especially after having such a great experience filming Aquaman. Now we get to experience South Australia with its scenic locations and a wealth of artistic talent to work with. It will be perfectly suited for this fantasy-action project.”

If you were to ask me, this is coming together at a very opportune time. It was less than one month ago that Mortal Kombat 11 saw release on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. As was to be expected, the latest entry into the hallowed series of video games has really caught on, so maybe that success will rub off on the upcoming movie.

Unfortunately, the latest crack at Mortal Kombat in live action doesn’t have a theatrical date attached, but one would think it’ll arrive in cinemas within the next couple of years. That said, it’s advised you keep watching this space for more.