‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Reboot to Be Produced by ‘Furious 7′ Director
After revamping the horror movie scene with the likes of Saw and The Conjuring, Furious 7 director James Wan is signing on to produce a new Mortal Kombat film.
When it comes to ghosts and gore in modern cinema, James Wan is one of the best directors in Hollywood. As Wan started rising to the top of the horror movie industry with the Saw series, Insidious 1-2 and The Conjuring, video game movies have been on the decline. While Uncharted and Warcraft will be trying to break the stereotypes of game-based movies, Hollywood intends to resurrect the Mortal Kombat series and bring it back to the silver screen. Wan's accolades outside of horror include Furious 7 and the upcoming Aquaman movie, so New Line and Broken Road want him producing their reboot of Mortal Kombat (courtesy of Tracking-Board).
James Wan's ability to intertwine fright and gore into his rather successful films proves that he knows what he's doing, which makes him a perfect choice to produce the Mortal Kombat reboot (though I'd much rather prefer to see him in the director's chair). New Line and Broken Road are supposedly aiming for some bloodier and darker fights this time around. The reboot's script is being penned by The Expendables writer Dave Callaham and Mortal Kombat: Legacy writer Oren Uziel. Uziel proved that he knows what he's doing when it comes to giving Sonya and the crew a modern makeover, and we can't wait to see what will happen when Outworld invades Hollywood one more time.
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