Mortal Kombat Reboot Goes to the Character Screen: Selects New Director

on November 20, 2016 8:20 AM

It seems like the purgatorial Mortal Kombat reboot of the film franchise might have finally gotten some good news. The movie was first announced in 2009 and has gone through a few potential directors (Kevin Tancharoen, Christopher Morrison) but now another contender has entered the arena.

Australian Simon McQuoid comes from a background with overseeing commercials which makes his leap to big budget cinema a strange one. He has at least directed ads for video game related merchandise such as the PS3 and Halo 3.

Not much else has been released in terms of information for the reboot other than certain names attached to the project. The movie is being produced by James Wan (of Saw fame) and Greg Russo (Black Ice) is writing the screenplay.

While I’m ready to remain optimistic about this latest relaunch attempt, it’s hard not to forget all the wasted potential that was lost when Mortal Kombat: Legacy ended. Hopefully we’ll be seeing this already cinematic franchise on the silver screen sometime in the next few years.

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Leif Conti-Groome is a staff writer at DualShockers who mainly focuses on indie games and crowdfunding campaigns. He was a contributor to the niche game podcast Total Control and he frequently lends his services to the Torontonian enthusiast group, The Hand Eye Society.