“The Conjuring” and “Fast and Furious 7” filmmaker James Wan spoke with IGN this week to offer an update on the status of the “Mortal Kombat” reboot at New Line Cinema and Broken Road.
Wan is producing the film which currently has no director attached. The story follows a male protagonist who becomes drawn into the interdimensional tournament, and who begins to realize his true potential as a result of the experience. Here’s where the film is currently at:
“It’s still cooking away. With that particular project, that’s a really cool property that I loved growing up as a kid. Besides the game, even the movies as well, I kind of enjoyed them for what they are. The key here is to try and do it right. I don’t want to rush into it. So right now, we’re just trying to take our time to make sure it’s heading in the right direction.
I think that’s more important than trying to rush through it and pump up something that no one likes. I love the characters. I think they’re such colorful characters. It’s such an amazing take on, basically, ‘Enter the Dragon.’ It’s that fantasy version, the video game version, of ‘Enter the Dragon.’ And in doing so, they ended up creating such interesting characters and I think that is such a cool world to explore. This really mythical, bigger world that lives on another dimension on top of ours. I think that’s really fun to play with and so we’ll see.”
Wan is busy with his “Aquaman” film which begins production early next year for a July 27th 2018 release.