James Wan-produced 'Mortal Kombat' movie to shoot later this year

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The Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall today announced that the Adelaide Studios in Glenside will be used by New Line Cinema, creating around 580 jobs and requiring about 1,500 local extras.

A new, live-action Mortal Kombat film is in development by New Line Cinema with pre-production set to begin later this month.

As announced in November of 2016, award-winning commerical director Simon McQuoid will be directing the new MORTAL KOMBAT, making this his feature directorial debut. McQuoid will be directing based off a current screenplay by Greg Russo.

Mortal Kombat will be quite easily the largest production ever shot in Adelaide's burgeoning film market, and it follows on from other major global productions such as jailbreak biopic Escape From Pretoria starring Daniel Radcliffe which shot in the SA city in February. "The state government's investment in "Mortal Kombat' will enhance the scope and reach of our production and post production capabilities, bringing the promise of fantastic new jobs for the local film industry". Aquaman director James Wan is producing. What's also interesting is that thanks to the details that Variety has reported on the project, it sounds like the film will be the largest to ever shoot in South Australia when it finally kicks into high gear. Additional producers include Todd Garner, Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennet Walsh, Michael Clear, and Sean Robins as executive producer.

The sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation was released two years later. Needless to say, Wan's experience with both blood-soaked horror films and over-the-top action movies should make him a unique asset for the Mortal Kombat movie reboot.

Here's one from way outta left field: As it turns out, the long-promised Mortal Kombat movie remake is moving ahead at long last, and it will be shooting in, of all places, Adelaide.

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