James Wan-produced 'Mortal Kombat' movie to shoot later this year

Carla Harmon
May 15, 2019

It appears that after many, many years in limbo, a new movie based on NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat franchise is about ready to enter pre-production stages.

Mortal Kombat is reportedly expected to inject $49 million in the South Australian economy, create 580 jobs, and employ 1,500 extras.

More specifically, the Mortal Kombat movie will be filmed at Adelaide Studios in Glenside, according to AdelaideNow.


The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie will be filmed and produced in Australia. The announcement marks the largest production in South Australia history, a fitting accolade for a film that traverses Earth and other realms.

Once again, that's production on Mortal Kombat in, and we can not stress this enough, Adelaide. Directing duties are being handled by new director Simon McQuoid with Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat) and E Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International) also attached.

Not too long ago, a new Mortal Kombat reboot was announced that would bring the franchise into theaters once again. "It will be perfectly suited for this fantasy-action project". We don't know which Mortal Kombat game the plot will be inspired by, or if it will decide to carve out a unique story all its own. We need many different elements for its success and have found them all right here-the uniquely attractive landscapes, the outstanding world-class stage facilities and VFX houses, and the brilliant artists and technicians from across the film-making community. Now we get to experience South Australia with its scenic locations and a wealth of artistic talent to work with.


"Mortal Kombat highlights the importance of the Marshall Liberal Government's commitment to support the creative arts as an industry that will deliver exciting career opportunities for South Australians".

Planned as a reboot of the 1997 Mortal Kombat movie by Paul W.S Anderson, Mortal Kombat aims to bring the furious fighter back onto the big screen.


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