James Wan Has Reportedly Signed On To Produce The MORTAL KOMBAT Movie Reboot
Back in October of last year, Warner Bros. and its digital production arm, Blue Ribbon Content, announced the production of a third installation of hit webseries Mortal Kombat Legacy which has taken a foothold within the fanbase. It's the only other development in anything Mortal Kombat since Kevin Tancharoen blessed fans with an amazing shortfilm that went viral in 2010 prior to what sounded like promising news for a glorious return to feature film territory since 1995 and 1997 from New Line Cinema. However, with Warner Bros. staking its claim with Tancharoen helming Mortal Kombat Legacy in 2011, news was slow to come regarding anything film related and by the second season in 2013, it was all for naught as Tancharoen, after two years of getting followed and trolled obsessively by fans pining for the best of what should have come by now for a movie and didn't, left the director's seat.
This is the same director who, before Furious Seven, landed successes in two horror franchises, Insidious and The Conjuring, in addition to his current attachment to producing Saw VIII, long after earning praise for helming the 2007 revenge flick, Death Sentence, starring Kevin Bacon. This is someone who clearly has some truly inspiring ideas on how to flesh out the best of a Mortal Kombat movie, and with the right director, this one could very much be historical and worthy of fan approval and the prospects of a sequel.