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Mortal Kombat finally gets a live action movie reboot

In what is sure to be an epic action film (or epic disaster), and on the heels of the video game release of Mortal Kombat 11 in April of this year, a new reboot of the Mortal Kombat film franchise is in the works.

The film, to be produced by Warner Bros., begins shooting in South Australia very soon under the production helm of James Wan. Does that name ring a bell? It should as he’s worked on Furious 7, The Conjuring, and of course directed the DC super hero movie, Aquaman.

Director Simon McQuoid said the film will give us the “core essence” of the characters featured in Mortal Kombat but would go “deeper” than the video game series.

“We’ve gone back to the absolute sort of source material and we’ve taken that and we are turning that into an epic world.”

The filmmakers are already describing it as the biggest film to ever have been produced in South Australia and expected to inject $70 million into the South Australian economy.

Pre-production has already begun and filming is set to take place later this year between September and December.

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