There seems to always be talk of a Mortal Kombat reboot over at WB. The studio tried bringing the popular video game to life twice, with the first film working just fine while the sequel ended up being over-the-top cheese that I admittedly enjoyed to some extent.
The problem here is that the video games continue to draw in big money and the studio sees a big opportunity, but has no idea how to approach the mature-rated franchise.
The first two films were PG-13, while the viral YouTube video hinted at a much darker tone, which led to a mini-series that aired online only.
Something like Mortal Kombat needs a feature-film budget to really deem itself successful in capturing the look and feel of the games, while also not being extremely silly and pointless.
James Wan‘s Furious 7 is one of the highest grossing films of all-time, not to mention his horror films have consistently made boat loads of money, which means the rumors about him coming onto the project as a producer could be enough to get the studio actively engaging in the reboot, which will continue to exist and not exist until the end of times.
I sure hope Wan picks a worthy director to capture the martial arts as well as the blood-soaked fantasy world that the games have continued to excel on.
Source : Cinema Blend