Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot in the Works?

Word on the street is that Warner Bros. is looking to reboot the Mortal Kombat movie franchise. The first movie was fun and full of unintentional comedy. The second movie was…not so good. Before I get into my reasoning for why the first movie is worth watching, here’s the word from Bloody Disgusting:

Warner Bros. Pictures has been looking to redo Mortal Kombat with Oren Uziel in talks to write. Based on Midway’s popular 1992 video game, the franchise follows the best fighters from around the globe who are summoned to an island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will determine the fate of the entire planet. Uziel’s Shimmer Lake made the 2009 black list, which features the best unproduced screenplays around Hollywood.

Okay, I will swear up and down the West Coast that the first movie is worth seeing. It has Christopher Lambert’s ridiculous accent, the sexy Talisa Soto, the future Mrs. Pete Sampras (or Veronica Vaughn from Billy Madison, if you will), a bunch of martial artists from the WMAC Masters show, and Robin Shou’s Richie Sambora-inspired hair! These components are like the Voltron lions; you add ’em up and the first MK movie becomes an unstoppable giant-robot force of a flick! I’m right about this. Don’t question me.

Source via Joystiq

Author: RPadTV


8 thoughts on “Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot in the Works?”

  1. I would see this. I did like the first one and the second one was pretty lame.

    I'm not sure how many people would be interested though especially a younger audience that didn't grow up playing MK.

  2. @ray I also don't see how this is relevant for a reboot. I don't think that many people will be interested in this. Yes bloodrayne came out, and that was horrible, but other than Mortal Kombat Deception in 2004, I believe the last game was 1994ish. If they want to do something along the same lines and the same game style, choose something like street fighter or tekken to base everything off of. Those games have sold better recently, not 15 years ago.

  3. @bsukenyan You forgot about DC vs. MK. That game did pretty well.

    I don't know how it will play with a younger demo, but I think late 20- and 30-somethings might be interested because of nostalgia.

  4. Hey, I'm not going to argue with you, Mr. Padilla. After all, if you say that THIS:

    is "an unstoppable giant-robot force of a flick", who am I to question your sound judgement?


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