As a bona fide master of modern horror movies, James Wan has been an architect of many of the 21st Century’s most prominent franchises; Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring are the most obvious examples. In 2018, he stepped outside the horror arena to helm Aquaman. Now, the lauded fear practitioner will be applying his skills to the world of video-game adaptations.
It’s just been announced that James Wan’s planned reboot of Mortal Kombat has landed a March 5th, 2021 release date. Wan’s been attached to produce the film since 2016, but things are about to kick off in earnest with shooting set to begin in Australia later this year. Simon McQuoid will direct. We don’t have any casting information at this time, but we’ll keep you posted.
The new Warner Bros. film based on the Mortal Kombat video games will be released on March 5, 2021. That sets up a head-to-head battle against Sony and Mattel Films’ Masters of the Universe along an untitled Universal Event Film and Fox’s animated fantasy Nimona.
A couple of Mortal Kombat movies were released in the mid-late 1990s, both to tepid reviews. Here’s hoping Wan’s genre juju will spice up this latest iteration. Time will tell.