Update on Mortal Kombat 3

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So what’s the deal with “Mortal Kombat 3″? Frankly, I’m shocked it’s taken the Powers That Be this long to put the sequel together. Didn’t 1997′s “Mortal Kombat 2″ make plenty of money? At least enough to justify another sequel? The latest news on “Mortal Kombat 3″ (tentatively sub-titled “Devastation”) is that the script is still being written, no one has been cast yet, and, um, it’s still in limbo for some reason. Ugh, get this thing made already, ya bums.

More:

[The film's director] mink says the project isn’t so much a sequel as it is a “re-envisioning (if that is a word) of the Mortal Kombat franchise from top to bottom. Todays audience is a savvy involved group so the film must be A plus plus in every area in order to capture the magic of the first film. It is taking the entire concept to the next level across the board in every area visual design, story, cast, FX, photography and most importantly the fighting scenes. The original Mortal Kombat game was born a child of many visual loves by the creators at midway so this latest version borrows heavily from that pioneering spirit and must be thought out and executed at the highest level in order for it succeed in today’s market place. This is no overnight task.”

Seriously, why the delay? It’s been over 10 years since the last one. There are plenty of fans who will flock to see this thing. And I’m one of them, so much so that I’ll even ignore the fact that the director goes by the excruciatingly pretentious name of “mink”, emphasis on the lower case “m”. Ugh. Seriously, dude?

Update on Mortal Kombat 3

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  • Bruce Darren Acosta

    MORTAL KOMBAT:THE MOVIE REBOOT.

    Director Mink is still working on the Mortal Kombat remake but writers Drew McWeeney and Scott Swan are still writing the script and still giving drafts to the producers at Threshold Studios,there is still alot of work to do the director is at helm.
    Threshold studios should get more franance on geting other projects working with Capcom on the darkstalkers and Devil May Cry series in the future.
    Thank You.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA.

  • http://n/a Bruce Darren Acosta

    MORTAL KOMBAT:THE MOVIE REBOOT.

    Director Mink is still working on the Mortal Kombat remake but writers Drew McWeeney and Scott Swan are still writing the script and still giving drafts to the producers at Threshold Studios,there is still alot of work to do the director is at helm.
    Threshold studios should get more franance on geting other projects working with Capcom on the darkstalkers and Devil May Cry series in the future.
    Thank You.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA.

  • qklilx

    I’ve been waiting for this movie too. I saw both of the first films in the theaters when I was but a wee boy of 7 and 9, and when I heard a few years ago that a third was in the works, I was stoked. The fact that Christopher Lambert is interested in returning as Rayden just makes it that much better.

    • qwerty

      If they delay this movie again – there will be no Christopher Lambert((( And i will go to the studio, before that i will buy a gun, and shoot down everyone!!!

      P.S. I am really fuckin tired to wait for that movie!

  • qklilx

    I’ve been waiting for this movie too. I saw both of the first films in the theaters when I was but a wee boy of 7 and 9, and when I heard a few years ago that a third was in the works, I was stoked. The fact that Christopher Lambert is interested in returning as Rayden just makes it that much better.

    • qwerty

      If they delay this movie again – there will be no Christopher Lambert((( And i will go to the studio, before that i will buy a gun, and shoot down everyone!!!

      P.S. I am really fuckin tired to wait for that movie!

  • http://www.myspace.com/ Nicole

    I’ve been hearing this news about Mink for 2 years now, & what have I seen so far?
    NOTHING! It feels like big joke. Don’t let your hopes get high people, they’re just lying to keep us interested.
    I hope not though, because like everyone agrees- the technology now would literally BLOW us away in theaters.
    The look of Beowulf, fighting scenes like 300,
    Dark feel like Silent Hill, etc..and you’ve got yourself with the PERFECT MK people. No?
    Rated R, not PG-13.

    And for those of you who suggested bringing back the previous cast, you’re slow! LOL.
    Don’t you know they’re a bit toooo old by now?

    New Casts ONLY!
    Tony Jaa for Kung Lao (He was Robin Shou’s stunt double in MK:A)
    He would be great, but I highly doubt they would pick him. I wish though….

    And I heard that Stacie Dash would be cast as
    Tanya..well she does suit her, so I guess so.

    Anyway, the movie should not be lame and un-gory, no blood, etc.
    The women they pick should be shapely like the actual game. The men should be toned like the game, etc, etc. You get my drift. hehe.

  • http://www.myspace.com Nicole

    I’ve been hearing this news about Mink for 2 years now, & what have I seen so far?
    NOTHING! It feels like big joke. Don’t let your hopes get high people, they’re just lying to keep us interested.
    I hope not though, because like everyone agrees- the technology now would literally BLOW us away in theaters.
    The look of Beowulf, fighting scenes like 300,
    Dark feel like Silent Hill, etc..and you’ve got yourself with the PERFECT MK people. No?
    Rated R, not PG-13.

    And for those of you who suggested bringing back the previous cast, you’re slow! LOL.
    Don’t you know they’re a bit toooo old by now?

    New Casts ONLY!
    Tony Jaa for Kung Lao (He was Robin Shou’s stunt double in MK:A)
    He would be great, but I highly doubt they would pick him. I wish though….

    And I heard that Stacie Dash would be cast as
    Tanya..well she does suit her, so I guess so.

    Anyway, the movie should not be lame and un-gory, no blood, etc.
    The women they pick should be shapely like the actual game. The men should be toned like the game, etc, etc. You get my drift. hehe.

  • Jose

    I hope you guys are for reals because i want to see MK3 and i hope theres an MK4 film.

  • Jose

    I hope you guys are for reals because i want to see MK3 and i hope theres an MK4 film.

  • sam

    Anyway anyone can find any news on the latest mortal kombat movie? Last was heard that it’s still goimg ahead and yet on IMDB there are still no confirmed actors or anyhing! but has a release date for 2010? I have been waiting along time for this movie to be made so hope it still goes ahead, sam!

  • sam

    Anyway anyone can find any news on the latest mortal kombat movie? Last was heard that it’s still goimg ahead and yet on IMDB there are still no confirmed actors or anyhing! but has a release date for 2010? I have been waiting along time for this movie to be made so hope it still goes ahead, sam!