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The live-action Mortal Kombat reboot film is finally moving forward.
Variety reports that New Line Cinema has hired Simon McQuoid to direct the film, with Furious 7 helmer James Wan serving as producer.
McQuoid has never worked on a feature film before, but he is an accomplished commercial director. For example, he worked on the excellent “Michael” PlayStation ad a few years back (This is the second time in a month I get to link to this ad!). To see all of the commercials he’s worked on, click here.
Mortal Kombat is a fighting game series that made its arcade debut in 1992 . The series is best known for its savage fighters and gruesome finishing moves called fatalities. The most recent game in the series, Mortal Kombat X, was released last year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
With colossal popularity soon after the first game’s release, a movie came not long after in 1995. While goofy and cheesy, the film has gained a cult following, but most fans are in agreement that the sequel film, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, is a cheap mess. Since then, a reboot has been rumored for years, and those rumors intensified with the well-received web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
It looks like the reboot film is very close to happening now, so strap in, get hyped, and listen to the theme song FOR TEN HOURS STRAIGHT.