A new film in the hit "Mortal Kombat" franchise is to begin pre-production this month in Australia. According to ABC Adelaide reporter Claire Campbell, who was present at the launch, the video game spin-off movie will generate around 580 jobs for the state, along with $70 million for the South Australian economy.
"I'm really happy and excited to be bringing another show back to Australia with Mortal Kombat, especially after having such a great experience filming Aquaman", Wan said.More news: Clapper: We Shouldn't Lose Sight of Why Russian Probe Started
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South Australian Premier Steven Marshall states, "South Australia has a long and successful tradition of feature film making and Mortal Kombat will showcase our production skills to the world". McQuoid will be directing based off a current screenplay by Greg Russo. What's also interesting is that thanks to the details that Variety has reported on the project, it sounds like the film will be the largest to ever shoot in South Australia when it finally kicks into high gear. The biggest name there is James Wan, the horror-extraordinaire-turned-blockbuster-filmmaker who's producing the adaptation.
The original Mortal Kombat film was released in 1995, followed by a sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997. "It will be perfectly suited for this fantasy-action project". Additional producers include Todd Garner, Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennet Walsh, Michael Clear, and Sean Robins as executive producer. Have you seen the original films? Animation is also working on a Mortal Kombat animated film.