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James Wan-Produced MORTAL KOMBAT Filming Down Under

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As New Line Cinema is still the force of studio nature that will be making the film, and James Wan is producing the film with his steady hands of action and horror, fans have undoubtedly been excited for things to get going on the film's production. Pre-production on Mortal Kombat will commence later this month with production later this year.

It looks like the wheels are finally in motion on the oft-delayed movie reboot of Mortal Kombat. James Wan will produce the film for New Line Cinema, alongside industry veterans such as Larry Kasanoff (1995's Mortal Kombat) and E. Bennett Walsh (Kill Bill: Volume 2). McQuoid will be directing based off a current screenplay by Greg Russo. The announcement marks the largest production in South Australia history, a fitting accolade for a film that traverses Earth and other realms.

"The state government's investment in Mortal Kombat will enhance the scope and reach of our porudction and post-production capabilities, bringing in the promise of fantastic new jobs for the local film industry". Filming will take place at Adelaide Studios in Australia. "It will be perfectly suited for this fantasy-action project". Animation is also working on a Mortal Kombat animated film. We need many different elements for its success and have found them all right here-the uniquely attractive landscapes, the outstanding world-class stage facilities and VFX houses, and the brilliant artists and technicians from across the film-making community.

That's not to say there won't be any familiar faces in the the Mortal Kombat movie reboot, with Kano, Sonya Blade, and Raiden all reportedly set to appear in the film. "I'm grateful to the Premier and people of South Australia for having us, we're all very excited to be here". 1995's Mortal Kombat is still a great-looking, entertaining movie, although 1997's follow up Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is batshit terrible (I do love Musetta Vander's Sindel).

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