It has been announced that a new film based on the Mortal Kombat video game franchise will be shot later this year.
The Mortal Kombat movie, which does not yet have an official title, is produced by Aquaman, and Fast 7 director James Wan, with a script by Greg Russo.
Variety reported the news, which received confirmation from the Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, and South Australia's Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni.
'Mortal Kombat will enhance the scope and reach of our production and post-production capabilities'.
The film is set to be some time away, with the movie only entering pre-production this month. An alleged press release for the film has been doing the rounds on Twitter, shared here by Boss Logic, which seems to indicate that the film is gearing up to shoot in Australia later this year. Directing duties are being handled by new director Simon McQuoid with Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat) and E Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International) also attached.
Mortal Kombat will especially be a boon for South Australia.
Once again, that's production on Mortal Kombat in, and we can not stress this enough, Adelaide. We need many different elements for its success and have found them all right here-the uniquely handsome landscapes, the outstanding world-class stage facilities and VFX houses, and the brilliant artists and technicians from across the film-making community. Its production is set to create an estimated 580 jobs, thanks to the use of Australian crews and Adelaide Studios' Sound Stages' involvement. "It will be perfectly suited for this fantasy-action project".
It's Mortal Kombat, it could be anything, but it will nearly certainly feature many punches.
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