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.
[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?