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Mortal Kombat Film Reboot Might Be Happening

January 26, 2010

God knows how excessively repetitive movies are becoming. It seems that the idea of uniqueness is slowly withering away in Hollywood. With all the constant remakes and reboots going around, it’s difficult not to think otherwise.  Next in line to receive such treatment is the infamous Mortal Kombat movie – a game-to-movie that wasn’t all that bad nor all that good. It sure as hell wasn’t as bad as the FarCry movie… ugh. Just thinking about it makes me shiver in disgust.

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Warner Bros. is looking to reboot the Mortal Kombat series with Oren Uziel working on the script that will define the series as either “awesome” or “crap.” Those of you with zero idea of who this man is, he is best known for writing an award-winning short murder mystery, Shimmer Lake. Of course, looking at his track record, that is probably what he is really only known for, sadly.

With the way Hollywood has been treating games-to-movies, I’d personally feel safer giving a ten year old a green crayon and some loose-leaf paper, asking them to write the script. No disrespect to Uziel, but a lot of writers tend to fail grasping the idea of the actual games. By adding unwanted and unappealing elements like an unneeded love story, things tend to get a little wacky. I pray, for his sake, that Uziel writes an inspiring script that will awe Mortal Kombat fans. Because if that man doesn’t produce, I can only see folks tying daggers to ropes and chucking them at him a la Scorpion’s “Come here!”

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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