Mortal Kombat Reboot? Sounds Logical Enough, I Suppose.

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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.

The guys in masks? Yup, innocent bystanders. Honest.

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  • TC

    Now that they own the property rights might as well make the movie and another video game.

  • TC

    Now that they own the property rights might as well make the movie and another video game.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    If they do this they need to take it completely serious. No camp, good fights, and dark as hell. Don’t skimp on the violence. No PG-13 rating for this. HARD R. Find all the martial artists you can put masks and make up on. Ray Park, Scott Adkins, DOnnie Yen, Tonny Ja, Jeeja Yanin, Maggie Q (Kitana?), Michael Jai White as Jax, or Bob Sap, Gina Corano as Sonya. Follow Tekken’s example.

  • Dedpool

    If they do this they need to take it completely serious. No camp, good fights, and dark as hell. Don’t skimp on the violence. No PG-13 rating for this. HARD R. Find all the martial artists you can put masks and make up on. Ray Park, Scott Adkins, DOnnie Yen, Tonny Ja, Jeeja Yanin, Maggie Q (Kitana?), Michael Jai White as Jax, or Bob Sap, Gina Corano as Sonya. Follow Tekken’s example.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Yes a reboot would be nice.
    Number 1 was still good and not bad. But No 2 was a pure mess!

    So rebooting will be good, and please not too many characters, there are 60 characters in the damn game already. Even Midway are remaking MK9 to be a reboot and removing so much trash charcaters.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Yes a reboot would be nice.
    Number 1 was still good and not bad. But No 2 was a pure mess!

    So rebooting will be good, and please not too many characters, there are 60 characters in the damn game already. Even Midway are remaking MK9 to be a reboot and removing so much trash charcaters.

  • Bruce Darren Acosta

    This could be good if WB does the Mortal Kombat reboot it should start with some characters and not too much characters it should start with storyline based on Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat 2 I think it should start at the beginning I like to see Liu Kang,Kung Lao,Johnny Cage,Sonya Blade andthe characters should were the costumes from the game to put into the film.
    I saw the first film its good but not real great and the TV series Mortal Kombat Conquest was alright but not real good so if the reboot does follow to the canon
    then it will be successful.
    I think Shin Koyamada should play Liu Kang in the movie.
    Thank you.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      The first movie was decent. the second film was a mix of games 2 and 3. They upped the amount of fights, but the plot became cheesy, and the acting wasn’t any better. The only good thing about Annihilation was replacing Sonya and Jax with new actors that could pull off the physicality.

      A reboot would be good with the first film being the first game and centered around the tournament. OR have the first film start with the last fight of the tournament, and have the film take place fully in outworld, and have it start with that tournament and lead into the invasion of Earth.

      I think Scott Adkins should play Johnny Cage. he’s bad ass.

  • http://n/a Bruce Darren Acosta

    This could be good if WB does the Mortal Kombat reboot it should start with some characters and not too much characters it should start with storyline based on Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat 2 I think it should start at the beginning I like to see Liu Kang,Kung Lao,Johnny Cage,Sonya Blade andthe characters should were the costumes from the game to put into the film.
    I saw the first film its good but not real great and the TV series Mortal Kombat Conquest was alright but not real good so if the reboot does follow to the canon
    then it will be successful.
    I think Shin Koyamada should play Liu Kang in the movie.
    Thank you.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA.

    • Dedpool

      The first movie was decent. the second film was a mix of games 2 and 3. They upped the amount of fights, but the plot became cheesy, and the acting wasn’t any better. The only good thing about Annihilation was replacing Sonya and Jax with new actors that could pull off the physicality.

      A reboot would be good with the first film being the first game and centered around the tournament. OR have the first film start with the last fight of the tournament, and have the film take place fully in outworld, and have it start with that tournament and lead into the invasion of Earth.

      I think Scott Adkins should play Johnny Cage. he’s bad ass.