After waiting over twenty years since Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation played in theaters, fans of the video game series seem set to see at least two new attempts at films in the future with both an animated film and a live action reboot helmed by award-winning commercial director Simon McQuoid and produced by James Wan being in the works.
Back in March, a rumor surfaced that It Comes At Night actor Joel Edgerton was the top choice for the latter project’s incarnation of the villain Kano. While that casting seems to still be up in the air, we now know where the film will be shot!
It has been announced that the new Mortal Kombat will be shot in and around Adelaide, South Australia, including Adelaide Studios’ Sound Stages, utilizing the area’s local crew and acting talent as well as South Australia’s post-production facilities.
Wan stated, “I’m really happy and excited to be bringing another show back to Australia with Mortal Kombat, especially after having such a great experience filming Aquaman. Now we get to experience South Australia with its scenic locations and a wealth of artistic talent to work with. It will be perfectly suited for this fantasy-action project.”
“Having lived in Adelaide early in my career, I am thrilled to be back in South Australia to make my directorial debut with Mortal Kombat,” added McQuoid. “We need many different elements for its success and have found them all right here—the uniquely beautiful landscapes, the outstanding world-class stage facilities and VFX houses, and the brilliant artists and technicians from across the film-making community. I’m grateful to the Premier and people of South Australia for having us, we’re all very excited to be here.”
New Line Cinema Executive Vice President, Physical Production, Katherine Beyda also stated, “We are thrilled to be highlighting South Australian locations, talent and facilities for Mortal Kombat. 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.”
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