Mortal Kombat Film Reboot Update Given By James Wan
While many video game movies don’t work out, that hasn’t stopped some of them from reaching cult classic status. In fact, a handful of them are a lot of people’s go-to bad films to watch when looking to laugh or reminisce. That said, as 2018 draws to a close, it has become more apparent that reboots of these adaptations are on the way, and Mortal Kombat is no exception.
With new technology available, directors and film crews have more tools than ever to create faithful adaptations of players’ favorite games, which is what James Wan will be looking to do with the reboot of the movie based on the popular fighting franchise. The director sent out a tweet earlier this year that offered a bit of advice to those seeking new information about the reboot. Check it out for yourself below:
Please don’t be so easily baited by faux information. Good & bad news: nothing is happening yet. Literally. Still in early development. Anyone who tells you the movie is location scouting or casting is trolling you. #MK
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) July 12, 2018
As it turns out, not much has changed since the above tweet was posted. “That has been such a tricky one just trying to get the script to a point,” Wan recently told Heroic Hollywood. “People don’t know this, fans don’t understand this, but there’s just so much on the business side of things… to try and get the right budget for it, and we want to make sure we have enough resources and the budget to do the film right.”
“If I can’t get the right resources and find the right filmmaker for it, I don’t want to do it, and I’m so busy already,” he continued. “I don’t need to clutter my plate with more stuff if I don’t believe it can be done right.” While fans are always hesitant when it comes to video games movies, we can all appreciate Wan’s need to take his time and get it right.
The Mortal Kombat reboot producer’s latest work will be on display later this month when Aquaman, which Wan directed, hits theaters on December 21st. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we learn more about the upcoming film reboot, and for other entertainment news going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you okay with waiting for a Mortal Kombat reboot? Do you believe James Wan is going to give the adaptation justice? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.