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.

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[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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  • Jase

    With all the sequels they are currently doing mortal kombat definatelly deserves another to complete the trilogy – even if it is completely re-vamped, a CGI movie would be cool, I’m 100% rooting for this!

  • Jase

    With all the sequels they are currently doing mortal kombat definatelly deserves another to complete the trilogy – even if it is completely re-vamped, a CGI movie would be cool, I’m 100% rooting for this!

  • Tom

    I totally hope this movie happens. I was really disappointed when Christopher Lambert wasn’t in MK2, it just wasn’t the same. I can’t help but feel it would be an awesome movie.

  • Tom

    I totally hope this movie happens. I was really disappointed when Christopher Lambert wasn’t in MK2, it just wasn’t the same. I can’t help but feel it would be an awesome movie.

  • Ty Gibbs

    It’s About Bloody Time A 3rd Mortal Kombat Was Made, It’s Been Way To Long Since MK 2. I Say If You Want MK3 To Succeed, Cast Well Knownish Actors eg: Ryan Reynolds Or Jessica Biel. Plus A Couple Of WWE Superstars Like John Cena & Kane etc.

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

      Uh…that would make it an epic failure. Casting known stars does not equal success. Casting good actors in parts they can actually play does. Sure the cast will look nice but the fights would be horrible without at leas a years worth of training. This needs to be a hard R rating, with good fights and a coherent story. MK has had the best story in a fighting game period.

  • Ty Gibbs

    It’s About Bloody Time A 3rd Mortal Kombat Was Made, It’s Been Way To Long Since MK 2. I Say If You Want MK3 To Succeed, Cast Well Knownish Actors eg: Ryan Reynolds Or Jessica Biel. Plus A Couple Of WWE Superstars Like John Cena & Kane etc.

    • Deadpool3678

      Uh…that would make it an epic failure. Casting known stars does not equal success. Casting good actors in parts they can actually play does. Sure the cast will look nice but the fights would be horrible without at leas a years worth of training. This needs to be a hard R rating, with good fights and a coherent story. MK has had the best story in a fighting game period.

  • travis

    i’ve been waiting for that movie to be released since mk annillation WHEN WILL THE MOVIE BE RELEASED!

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

      Needs to be made first.

  • travis

    i’ve been waiting for that movie to be released since mk annillation WHEN WILL THE MOVIE BE RELEASED!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      Needs to be made first.