For a while there, it seemed like Mortal Kombat fans might finally get the third entry in the fighting game turned movie franchise that they had been waiting for ever since “Mortak Kombat: Annihilation” in 1997. Alas, it was not meant to be, since the last time we heard about the sequel was way back in July 2009, when someone mentioned that filming was starting later that year. That, er, didn’t happen, as you may have probably figured out by now. So what now? Well, why not just reboot it the whole darn thing?
According to Bloody-Disgusting, a reboot by Warner Bros. is in the works, with the studio in talks with screenwriter Oren Uziel to pen the script. That’s all we know for now, but at least it’s moving again, which is something. And it’s even kinda logical if you think about it. The reboot would benefit from better CGI and special effects for the battling creatures, and as cool as Sub Zero’s icing powers looked in the first movie, let’s face it, there’s room for improvement.
The original 1995 movie was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, and featured warriors from Earth that are summoned to another planet to fight an ancient martial arts tournament while generic techno music blares away in the background. Christopher Lambert was that movie’s biggest name, playing the lightning God Raiden. He was replaced in the sequel, where Robin Shou and his girly hair was upgraded to star status.