5 items from 2015
There’s been a resurgence in video game movies over the last couple of months. Not only did we get the release of Hitman: Agent 47, but there has been news of James Wan producing the a Mortal Kombat reboot and Nintendo throwing their hat into the movie business again after the failure of 1993’s Super Mario Bros. and the aborted attempt to bring Metroid to the silver screen. Now it looks like Mega Man is going to jump to another platform.
Tracking Board is reporting that 20th Century Fox have optioned the rights to make a live action movie based on Capcom’s classic platformer. Currently the project has no writer or director, but it does have a team of producers behind it.
Earlier in the year, Man of Action announced they were developing an animated series based on the character for next year – which will coincide with the character’s 30th anniversary. »
- Luke Owen
Hot off of directing one of the year’s biggest hits, James Wan is now looking to breathe new life into an age-old video game, Mortal Kombat. The Tracking Board are reporting that Wan is looking to produce the new movie, which is set up over at New Line and Broken Road.
Ttb report that Mortal Kombat: Legacy scripter Oren Uziel and The Expendables writer Dave Callaham are penning the screenplay that ‘centers around a seemingly harmless guy who realizes his potential when he finds himself caught in the middle of a cross-dimensional battle between the warriors of Earth and the monsters of Outworld. Now, in order to stop the world from total destruction, he must win the martial arts tournament known as ‘Mortal Kombat’.’
- Paul Heath
Another week, another story of a movie reboot. This time it centres on the big screen take on the Mortal Kombat franchise. The videogame series continues to flourish, and New Line Cinema is planning to resurrect the reasonably successful line of movies too.
Oren Uziel and Dave Callaham are putting the script together, with the pair previously having worked on Mortal Kombat Legacy and The Expendables respectively. And we now learn that James Wan is set to oversee the movie.
Wan is currently working on directing The Conjuring 2, having seen his most recent film, Fast & Furious 7, become one of the biggest grossing movies of all time. He's set to direct Aquaman for Warner Bros and Robotech for Sony next. Thus, he's only taking a producing role on Mortal Kombat. »
It looks like there.s no fatality that can keep the Mortal Kombat film franchise down. While there have been attempts to get the movies going again we haven.t seen anything on the big screen since 1997. Now however, there.s a big name involved in rebooting the movies who has earned himself a lot of Hollywood credibility recently. Furious 7 director James Wan is on board to produce the new film. The Tracking Board has the details that Wan, who directed the fifth highest grossing movie of all time, should be able to bring some new life to the perpetually stalled project. The movie is being written by David Callaham (The Expendables) and Oren Uziel, who wrote the short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth which spawned the well-received web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. The film will be a standalone reboot not connected to the previous films or the web series. »
New Line has been trying to get a new "Mortal Kombat" movie off the ground for years. Eventually, the studio settled for a web series that turned out to be successful. And now, there's a push to make the movie again. Today comes word that "Mortal Kombat" got a much needed boost by hiring James Wan (director of "Furious 7," "The Conjuring," "Insidious") to produce the film. The decision to bring Wan on board was due to the studio wanting "a departure from the mythology" with "darker, brutally real martial arts." The script is written by Oren Uziel ("Mortal Kombat: Legacy" web series) and Dave Callaham (The Expendables). It centers around a seemingly harmless guy who realizes his potential when he finds himself caught in the middle of a cross-dimensional battle between the warriors of Earth and the monsters of Outworld. Now, in order to stop the world from total destruction, »
5 items from 2015
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