My roommate and I have been obsessed with Mortal Kombat X since its release this past April, and while we’ve been taking breaks recently to play Rocket League, our hearts lie in the hands of Sub Zero and the rest of the MK squad. Apparently, we’re not the only ones obsessed with disemboweling our opponents as Mortal Kombat X is currently the best-selling game of the year.
However, as a 25-year-old franchise, we’ve been down the road of Mortal Kombat propaganda, including the animated series, the films, and the online series to middling success. Yet, we’re in a new age of Hollywood reboots and adaptations that can actually treat the source material with enough reverence and a decent budget to carry the name along. We’ve seen Mortal Kombat on the big screen already, but imagine a new vision with modern technology…
New Line Cinema is reportedly in talks with Furious 7 director James Wan to produce a new Mortal Kombat reboot with “darker, brutally real martial arts” with a story that departs from the confusing plot that’s plagued the games in recent installments. Instantly, The Raid comes to mind, and my expectations might be set way too high to have Iko Uwais star in the film (or at the very least, set the choreography).
Whatever the case may be, I’m excited to see how this new Mortal Kombat film will play out.