Mortal Kombat Movie Set to be Filmed and Produced in South Australia

James Wan Produced Mortal Kombat Film Announced John F. Trent

James Wan Produced Mortal Kombat Film Announced John F. Trent

Check out Steven Marshall's announcement of the news in his tweet below, which also noted that Mortal Kombat will serve as the "largest film production in South Australia's history".

Pre-production is expected to begin on the project sometime this month.

A new version of Mortal Kombat will be filmed in South Australia, creating 580 jobs and injecting $70 million into the state economy.

After years of rumours and false-starts, it seems as though a new live-action Mortal Kombat movie is finally happening.

Greg Russo, who is writing both the Resident Evil reboot and the Saints Row movie, wrote the screenplay, but there have been no hints about the plot.

Variety reported the news, which received confirmation from the Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, and South Australia's Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni.

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Mortal Kombat will especially be a boon for South Australia. "I'm grateful to the Premier and people of South Australia for having us, we're all very excited to be here", he said. The film will be shot in Adelaide with post-production set to be handled by other VFX studios that are based in the South Australian region.

Producing alongside Saw co-creator and Aquaman director Wan is Todd Garner (Isn't It Romantic, Tag), and the EPs are Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat [1995], True Lies), E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Michael Clear (The Nun, Lights Out).

"Mortal Kombat highlights the importance of the Marshall Liberal Government's commitment to support the creative arts as an industry that will deliver exciting career opportunities for South Australians".

That's not to say there won't be any familiar faces in the the Mortal Kombat movie reboot, with Kano, Sonya Blade, and Raiden all reportedly set to appear in the film.

The first Mortal Kombat movie, released in 1995, was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson who would go on to make the Resident Evil series.

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