Warner Brothers Interested in a New Mortal Kombat Remake
Hollywood has been going back to the well again and again with adaptations/remakes galore, however their focus has mostly been in film and books/graphic novels. But don't think for one second that the industry has forgotten about video games passed as Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that Warner Bros is apparently keen on the idea of remaking Mortal Kombat, the fighting/action film based on the popular 1992 video game. Writer Oren Uziel (whose script Shimmer Lake appeared on the lower portion of the 2009 Black List) is in talks to write. And if we have to endure it again, then there better be some damn bloody fatalities this time.
The video game franchise focused on a global event bringing together an international selection of the best fighters to compete in the tournament known as Mortal Kombat. Unlike any other tournament though, magical powers and sorcery faced off against brute strength in a fight to save the world from the evil villains of Outworld. I remember as a kid being ridiculously excited for a Mortal Kombat movie, but oh how terrible both installments of that series were. Nowadays, with Mortal Kombat somewhat faded out of the limelight, I'm not sure if there's a big enough audience to sustain a remake. We'll let you know if we hear more news.