Midway, Threshold Collecting Quarters for Mortal Kombat Reboot

"Re-envisioning" seeks to "capture the magic" of the first film.

by | February 11, 2008 | Comments

Admit it: you’ve been wondering what’s going on with that new Mortal Kombat movie, haven’t you?

What’s that? You haven’t? Well, tough luck — the project’s director, mink (yes, just one name, no capital letter), recently checked in with Moviehole with an update on when you can expect to hear someone screaming “Finish him!” at a theater near you.

According to Moviehole, mink — whose previous credits include Steven Seagal‘s Into the Sun — says financing for the new Kombat is being arranged, and reminds us that putting together this type of film isn’t as easy as it looks:

“[It’s a] re-envisioning (if that is a word) of the Mortal Kombat franchise from top to bottom. Today’s audience is a savvy, involved group, so the film must be A plus plus in every area in order to capture the magic of the first film. It is taking the entire concept to the next level across the board in every area — visual design, story, cast, FX, photography and, most importantly, the fighting scenes.

“The original Mortal Kombat game was born a child of many visual loves by the creators at Midway, so this latest version borrows heavily from that pioneering spirit and must be thought out and executed at the highest level in order for it succeed in today’s marketplace. This is no overnight task.”

In order to ensure that necessary A-plus effort across the board, mink says the film’s producers have scuttled Drew McWeeny (stop that giggling right now) and Scott Swan’s original script, and are writing the new one themselves, along with “their writers at Threshold Studios — in conjunction with Midway, of course.”

Source: Moviehole

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