The much rumored James Wan-produced Mortal Kombat film appears to have officially gotten the green light at New Line Cinema.
A press release from New Line Cinema reports the film will begin filming in South Australia at Adelaide Studios’ Sound Stages. The film will be directed by Simon McQuoid. McQuoid will be directing based off a current screenplay by Greg Russo. The movie is expected to go into pre-production later this month, with production beginning later this year.
The film’s announcement was made by the Premier or South Australia Steven Marshall, who described the upcoming Mortal Kombat film as “the largest film production in South Australia’s history and highlights the importance of engaging with the world’s major production houses.”
The film will reportedly “create an estimated 580 jobs and 1,500 extras employed, along with some AUD $70 million injected into the South Australian economy.”
The film is being produced by not only James Wan, but Todd Garner. LarrY kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear, and Sean Robins will executive produce.
Rumors about which characters will be showcased in the film surfaced last July. Those rumors indicated a new character named Cole Turner would be the lead in the film. He would be joined by Kano, Sonya Blade, Raiden, Mileena, Jax, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Shang Tsung, Drahmin, Kabal, Nitara, and Reiko.
This might not be the only Mortal Kombat film in development either. There were reports this past January that Warner Bros. Animation is also working on a Mortal Kombat animated film.
Are you excited about a new Mortal Kombat film?