‘Mortal Kombat’ To Be Rebooted By Warner Bros
Here is some good news for fans of Mortal Combat. Warner Bros recently confirmed that a new Mortal Kombat film is in the pipeline, while also revealing the kind of budget the project’s director will be working with. Warner executive Lance Sloan was quoted as saying “We’re preparing right now for the film with Kevin Tancharoen, [who] directed the digital series for us,” said Sloan. “He’s at the helm of the forty, fifty million dollar film”.
Some would argue that in today’s age a budget of $50 million for a film like Mortal Kombat just isn’t enough, but it might just work out if the studio doesn’t hire any big names to star in the movie. The focus would probably be on the effects and computer graphics, just like in the older version of this video game based film. Nothing has been confirmed as yet, but word is the new film will follow a supermarket employee who discovers he has bizarre, otherworldly powers that lead him towards a pivotal choice between good and evil. For the uninitiated, the original Mortal Kombat film was made in 1995 and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.
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Based on the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games, the film was the first part of the Mortal Kombat film series. The film follows the warrior Liu Kang, actor Johnny Cage, and Special Forces agent Sonya Blade, guided by the Thunder God Rayden, on their journey to combat the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung and his forces in a tournament to save Earth. The main inspiration for the film was the first title of the video game series, but also featured elements and characters from the game Mortal Kombat II.
The film proved very popular with fans of the games, despite receiving mixed reviews by critics upon its release, and spent three weeks as the #1 film at the United States box office and earned a total of $122,195,920 worldwide. Due to its success at the box office, the film later spawned a sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, released in 1997, and a television series, Mortal Kombat: Konquest, released in 1998.
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