Mortal Kombat Movie Begins Production, Set Image Revealed
A movie based on NetherRealm Studios’ violent fighting game series Mortal Kombat has been in development for a number of years, having finally found a break as of late under the involvement of producer James Wan, director Simon McQuoid, and writer Greg Russo. Much of the project’s existence has been spent preparing for the start of filming, having rounded out a pretty impressive collection of actors and martial artists in the time since. Finally, after several months, the Mortal Kombat movie has now officially begun production.
Now that the wheels of filming are in motion, Greg Russo has celebrated the occasion over Twitter, sharing a snapshot from the set of the South Australian production alongside an appropriate Shang Tsung quote: “It has begun.” The image itself isn’t anything too revealing, as it depicts a film slate emblazoned with the traditional dragon logo for Mortal Kombat.
— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) September 15, 2019
The writer additionally marked the occasion with another of his welcomed reveals regarding the Mortal Kombat movie. In a conversation with a fan, Russo commented on the many actors that have joined the film in recent weeks, confirming prominent MK characters such as Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, and Scorpion. He also teased the announcement of more fighters for the film, but not so many that he feels might possibly “overstuff” the final product.
As I said from the beginning… i won’t overstuff this movie with characters. I’d rather hold on a character than do them disservice by jamming them in… that being said, there are more characters in this film that have yet to be announced…
— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) September 16, 2019
Having already revealed a good amount of the MK series’ key players, the promise of even more fighters adapted for the film is surely a welcome source of excitement. A tease such as this is likely to remind one of the Mortal Kombat games themselves, where developers often hint at the existence of new characters on a regular basis. One thing that’s already become apparent is that Greg Russo isn’t afraid to lay down a little Ed Boon-style trolling.
— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) September 14, 2019
The Mortal Kombat movie will release in theaters on March 5th, 2021.
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