Despite talk of a new “Mortal Kombat” film in the works, Moviehole’s recent interview with one-name director ‘mink’ (“Into the Sun”) reveals that things are still in the very early stages.
The concept isn’t so much a sequel as it is a restart – “It is taking the entire concept to the next level across the board in every area visual design, story, cast, FX, photography and most importantly the fighting scenes.”
He adds that “The original Mortal Kombat game was born a child of many visual loves by the creators at Midway so this latest version borrows heavily from that pioneering spirit and must be thought out and executed at the highest level in order for it succeed in today’s market place.”
Casting has yet to get underway so reports of Christopher Lambert returning as Rayden are erroneous. The script “has been handled by the Producers and their writers at Threshold Studios in conjunction with Midway, of course.”
At present, “the producers are working out their deals with the studio and arranging their financing.” Louisiana was previously slated for the shoot, but that’s unsure now.