Where as per the announcement by South Australia's Premier Steven Marshall, the Warner Bros
production will use local talent - from crews to even visual effects companies. The Mortal Kombat
movie is expected to generate $70 million for the SA economy alongside creating 580 jobs.
With the recent release of Mortal Kombat 11
the property is still popular. And still very violent. Which makes seeing a politician praise Mortal Kombat quite fun.
The Mortal Kombat movie will effectively reboot the franchise, film wise, but here's hoping that there's a few nods to the cheesy but entertaining 1995 Mortal Kombat. If nothing else, they should bring back the techno theme song.
No word yet on story, but odds are it will focus on a martial arts tournament of sorts featuring many classic characters - Sub Zero, Scorpion, Raider, Johnny Cage, Sonya. The writer on the project is Greg Russo who is also working on the Resident Evil movie reboot and a movie based on Saints Row.