GET OVER HERE! The highly anticipated upcoming Mortal Kombat movie has finally found itself a director! Simon McQuoid, a renowned commercial director and filmmaker from Australia is currently in talks to direct the Hollywood reboot, according to Variety. Unlike the 1995 Mortal Kombat film by Alien vs. Predator director Paul W.S. Anderson, this reboot is expected to sport a larger budget and produce a higher quality experience.
Director of horror mega-hits SAW and The Conjuring, James Wan is attached to produce the picture with Michael Clear from Atomic Monster. Lawrence Kasanoff, who produced the 1995 Mortal Kombat as well as its sequel MK: Annihilation and True Lies will act as executive producer.
The latest draft of the film's screenplay was written by Greg Russo.
In terms of plot, little is known where this reboot will be heading. It will likely follow the storyline of the original game, which involved Earth realm defenders battling the evil forces of Outworld in an attempt to save Humanity. Of course, iconic characters like Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub Zero, Raiden and Kitana should play prominent roles in the film's plot, however until an official synopsis is released, we won't know for sure.
Previously, Mortal Kombat made a thunderous comeback with the release of Mortal Kombat X, which introduced fans to a new generation of heroes and villains. Though, the game's own campain acted as a passing of the torch from old characters to new, we're hoping this film focuses on the iconic, more notable characters from the franchise.
As new details concerning the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot are released, we'll be sure to keep you updated!