Wan To Produce “Mortal Kombat” Reboot?

“Furious 7” and “The Conjuring” director James Wan has reportedly signed on to produce a reboot of the “Mortal Kombat” franchise in the works at New Line Cinema and Broken Road says The Tracking Board.

A few years ago choreographer turned director Kevin Tancharoen, who was coming off the popular web series adaptation “Mortal Kombat: Legacy,” was slated to helm but announced in 2013 that he had opted out of directing. The project, first announced in 2011, boasts a script by Oren Uziel (“Mortal Kombat: Legacy”) and Dave Callaham (“Godzilla”).

The game itself followed a diverse range of fighters hailing from eighteen different realms who are pitted against one another in an epic tournament. Numerous sequels and reboots followed and it became famous for its gory violence and style.

The new one reportedly follows a male protagonist who becomes drawn into the inter dimensional tournament and begins to realize his true potential.

The property was adapted into a film in 1995, arguably one of the only successful film adaptations of a video game, and that was followed up by a sequel that was widely trashed. The property has also been adapted more recently as web series.