Mortal Kombat director speaks
The director of the next Mortal Kombat film, mink, yes it's a very strange name, has been talking about his vision for the next in the Mortal Kombat series and where he wants to take it.
Just to fit in with the rest of Hollywood, this is going to be a "re-visualisation", fill that in with restart, reboot, whatever you want, the news is that he wants to restart the franchise, but bigger and better seem to be on the tip of his tongue.
Mink reveals that the new Mortal Kombat film hasn't even started casting, the producers and the studio are still working out the financing, and that seems to work out quite well because there's still work to be done on the script, and that would need to wait for some writers too.
"It is still in the business stages but once that is squared away all casting options will be explored along with the continued development of the best story line."
Is the quote from the director through Moviehole. He also goes on to talk about his vision for the project, quite bold since he doesn't yet know the budget.
"re-envisioning(if that is a word) of the Mortal Kombat franchise from top to bottom. Todays audience is a savvy involved group so the film must be A plus plus in every area in order to capture the magic of the first film. It is taking the entire concept to the next level across the board in every area visual design, story, cast, FX, photography and most importantly the fighting scenes. The original Mortal Kombat game was born a child of many visual loves by the creators at midway so this latest version borrows heavily from that pioneering spirit and must be thought out and executed at the highest level in order for it succeed in today's market place. This is no overnight task."
I actually like what he's said here. He's not rushing it and they seem to be putting more thought into the film as well as trying to ramp up all the aspects of the film and try and maki it appealing to the modern day effects wise audience.
That's all fine though, but this new Mortal Kombat really has to have a strong story, without that the visuals and fighting will only take it so far, surely. Oh, and they have to have Christopher Lambert...so I'm told!