Now it appears Warner Bros. has given the green light for the Mortal Kombat movie reboot, with James Wan serving as producer. Pre-production on Mortal Kombat will commence later this month with production later this year. According to ABC Adelaide reporter Claire Campbell, who was present at the launch, the video game spin-off movie will generate around 580 jobs for the state, along with $70 million for the South Australian economy.
Confirmation of the project came Tuesday from Steven Marshall, premier of South Australia; David Pisoni, South Australia's minister for innovation and skills; and former Village Roadshow executive Greg Basser ("The Whistleblower", "Passengers"), who is acting as production consultant. We need many different elements for its success and have found them all right here-the uniquely handsome landscapes, the outstanding world-class stage facilities and VFX houses, and the brilliant artists and technicians from across the film-making community. MK has also received a TV show, in the form of 1998's Mortal Kombat: Conquest and the aforementioned web series, where Mileena once said "fucking" and it was really weird. Just like Shang Tsung created lots of job opportunities when he started the first Mortal Kombat tournament. "It brings together all of the components we need to make an ambitious action film a success, and we applaud the South Australian Film Corporation for their role in attracting the production to their region". Aquaman director James Wan is producing. Murmurs about a new film in the venerable fighting game series have been doing the rounds for years now, so it's good to see something finally materialise after all this time.
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Visual effects and post-production work will also be completed in the state.