Variety reports that Simon McQuoid has been tapped to direct New Line’s big-screen Mortal Kombat reboot. James Wan (The Conjuring, Aquaman) is set to produce the film alongside Michael Clear, Todd Garner, and Jeremy Stein. The most recent draft of the script was written by Greg Russo.
“The key here is to try and do it right,” Wan previously told us about the film. “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.”
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[kb_author]The new Mortal Kombat movie will follow a male protagonist who becomes drawn into the interdimensional tournament, and who begins to realize his true potential as a result of the experience.[/kb_author]
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