James Wan’s MORTAL KOMBAT Reboot Gets a Commercial Director
New Line Cinema is moving forward with their James Wan-produced reboot of Mortal Kombat with the hiring of a commercial director by the name of Simon McQuoid to helm the project.
The film entered development a few years ago, and it was originally supposed to be directed by Kevin Tancharoen, who was behind the awesome Mortal Kombat: Legacy web-series. For some reason, he ended up dropping out of the project, which is a shame.
The most recent draft of the script was written by Greg Russo, and it looks like this is the first feature film screenplay he’s ever written. There are a lot of filmmaking newbies attached to this project, so I’m really not expecting much.
I really enjoyed the recent Mortal Kombat web-series, and it’s a shame that they lost that talent. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if the movie will end up being better than the web-series or even the original 1995 film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, which almost every kid in the 90s thought was awesome.
Mortal Kombat is such a badass video game franchise. I have a lot of fond memories playing it when I was growing up, and it’s been a lot of fun playing the other games that have been released throughout the years. I hope that the new movie gives fans something awesome and completely unexpected.
With Wan helping guide the project in the right direction, there’s a good chance that this film could turn out cool. McQuoid is an Australian filmmaker who has directed commercials for PlayStation, Halo, Range Rover, Beats by Dre, and several other top brands. You can watch a few of them below.