‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie to Start Filming in Australia Later This Year

‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie to Start Filming in Australia Later This Year

The much rumored James Wan-produced Mortal Kombat film appears to have officially gotten the green light at New Line Cinema.

The film is set to be some time away, with the movie only entering pre-production this month. According to ABC Adelaide reporter Claire Campbell, who was present at the launch, the video game spin-off movie will generate around 580 jobs for the state, along with $70 million for the South Australian economy.

Simon McQuoid is directing, with Mortal Kombat being his feature debut.

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It was announced today that the action movie will be the largest ever film production for South Australia. "The Australian federal government has a robust series of incentives that encourage film and TV production, and certainly that has been a factor in planning for "Mortal Kombat" to be Australian-made", national body Screen Australia confirmed. Needless to say, Wan's experience with both blood-soaked horror films and over-the-top action movies should make him a unique asset for the Mortal Kombat movie reboot. The film will be shot in Adelaide with post-production set to be handled by other VFX studios that are based in the South Australian region.

Yes, a politician held a press conference about Mortal Kombat to promote it rather than decry it. Just like Shang Tsung created lots of job opportunities when he started the first Mortal Kombat tournament. Now we get to experience South Australia with its scenic locations and a wealth of artistic talent to work with. Murmurs about a new film in the venerable fighting game series have been doing the rounds for years now, so it's good to see something finally materialise after all this time.

"Brought to life by Australian creative talent working in partnership with U.S. studios, Mortal Kombat will be a boon for South Australia and a massive shot in the arm for our industry and Adelaide Studios, delivering unprecedented screen spend into the state and a huge number of jobs for South Australians".

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