Mortal Kombat movie reboot in the works?

It has been a very, very long time since the original idea to reboot the Mortal Kombat movie franchise was first discussed. In fact it was around 2004 that the suggestion that it was beginning to make a move was revealed. However, it has gone very quiet since then.

Since 2004, a script has been written, directors have come and gone and even a cast was in place at one point. Yet the film still seems to be lingering in the wilderness. The main stumbling block appears to be the fact that Threshold Entertainment issued a law suit against Warner Bros, citing breach of contract.

That law suit was filed last year and since then it has gone quiet again. However, sources close to the project have claimed that a compromise is close to being agreed and a Mortal Kombat movie reboot is edging ever closer to becoming a reality. If the rumours are to be believed, then Mortal Kombat is likely to hit the big screen sometime in 2014.

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M-Easy2507d ago

Hopefully. I love the MK mythology.

Pozzle2507d ago

NGL, I genuinely liked the first MK movie. :O

Dart892507d ago

Yes plz.

Off topic here's rain for mk 9 :D.

richierich2507d ago

If they were to make another MK movie there should be blood and gore in it ulike the previous ones. Isnt blood what made MK so famous? I dont know why they didnt inlude it in the previous MK movies

FlashXIII2507d ago

Because it's Hollywood. They want to make it so that teenagers can go freely to see it for $$$. Sadly I doubt a remake will be any different.

Pozzle2507d ago

Sad, but true. Mortal Kombat is a series that could put good use to Hollywood's CGI with it's over-the-top gore and fatalities. But I doubt Hollywood would want to risk alienating the "mainstream crowd". They seem too scared to put gore in movies...unless it's a horror movie like Saw or Hostel.

But then, Hollywood would probably screw up everything else too, from the characters to the fighting. That seems to be how most video game movies go. :(

FlintGREY2506d ago

That doesn't make any sense to me. You have be at least 18 to play the game; why not the movie?

FlashXIII2506d ago (Edited 2506d ago )

How doesn't it make sense.. by making an 18 rated game you're limiting the people who buy the game to 18s only. Something game developers can usually get away with without it effecting sales. Hollywood on the other hand want to make as much $$ as possible and by limiting the movie to over 18s, that's a lot of spotty teenagers that won't be able to pay to see it.

Just look at recent history.. alien vs predator, predators.. both of those were successful adult movie franchises tamed down to try and maximize profits.

zerocrossing2506d ago


Sad but true, Some movies with great potential yet $$$ ruined it for us all.

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Hozi892506d ago (Edited 2506d ago )

I've been waiting for this since the second MK movie. I'm not 100% sure if this footage will be for the final product but I found this Trailer and it doesn't look too bad. The guy who played Spawn is Jax in this trailer.

P.S.-For all MK fans who don't know. Look on youtube and you will find a new MK mini series reboot.

felonycarclub2506d ago

that video was made for warner bros. and from there they did mk legacy, to try to get wb to make a movie, i loved legacy but i think they shouldnt change too many things around make the characters as close to the game but not too close, make raiden look like raiden not like in mk1 or 2 the movie lol, and it definitively needs blood

optimus2506d ago

I guess it could use blood but not over the top as in the game. It shouldn't be a horror movie. I think if the story and action is there then it should be ok. I thought the 1st one turned out pretty good and it had no blood in for those that are saying it should be made 18+ that's a bad idea as it was already said it would exclude the younger crowd...also I'd like to point out that congress recently passed a bill to eliminate the restriction on kids buying rated M games. And as far as I know kids can also see rated R movies as that rating is only an advisory for parents. So even if the new mortal kombat were to be rated R a lot of kids would go see it anyway.

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