Does the world need another Mortal Kombat movie? No, probably not, but that won’t stop Hollywood from attempting to exploit a license that was last hot in 1994. Word on the street is that Warner Bros. wants to, yes, “reboot” the series. (Note: You cannot reboot a dead computer, so I don’t know if it’s possible to reboot a dead movie franchise.) To that end it has hired Oren Uziel to write the script. You’ve probably never heard of Uziel, but he wrote Shimmer Lake. You’ve probably never heard of that, either.
This is good news for, well, Uziel, who does, to be fair, have quite a bit of lore to work with. Granted, most of that lore is a hodgepodge of flimfam, but I’m sure a long weekend can be spent parsing through Outworld this, thunder god that.
Of course, this is all what horror site Bloody Disgusting was told. If it ends up being false, blame them.
Or, actually, don’t blame anyone, because I’ve been reading about a third Mortal Kombat since a 1997 issue of GamePro magazine.
Clearly we need a YouTube clip to remind us of godawful Mortal Kombat: Annihilation was. (The first movie wasn’t terrible. It can be watched without wanting to jump out a window.)