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Simon McQuoid to "get over here" and direct Mortal Kombat reboot

11.21.2016

Man, I love me some MORTAL KOMBAT. Whenever I hear that awesome theme song, I get so pumped up I could punch a baby. The games are awesome too, with memorable fighters, a heavy metal album cover aesthetic, and a deep - if admittedly goofy and convoluted - mythology. Not to mention so much gruesome blood and gore it makes even Peter Jackson blush. The first MORTAL KOMBAT movie was also pretty fun (and arguably the best videogame adaptation ever at the moment), while the second movie, MORTAL KOMBAT ANNIHILATION, is hot garbage (with rules to a drinking game you can play that will kill you).

This is all to say that a new MORTAL KOMBAT reboot is on the way from producer James Wan (SAW, AQUAMAN), which has recently found its new director: Simon McQuoid. If that name doesn't sound familiar, that's because this will be his first feature film. However, he is well-known in the commercial world, working for top brands like Playstation, HALO, and Beats for Dre, among others.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm excited as hell. I'm always down for more MORTAL KOMBAT, and with the success of DEADPOOL there's even a chance it could be a hard R. I just hope it keeps a sense of fun (the recent LEGACY videos on YouTube were trying too hard to be "gritty"), because I think putting a little tongue-in-cheek with a series that has Scorpion turning into a penguin and a selfie Fatality is the right way to go. But maybe that's just me.

So what were your guys' favorite characters? Kabal was my jam!

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Extra Tidbit: Sub-Zero and Scorpion were created because they wanted another character, but didn't have the storage space on the arcade machine to do so, so they decided to work around it and create a palette swap instead. Thus, bitter rivals are born!
Source: Variety

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3:06AM on 11/22/2016

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" I get so pumped up I could punch a baby"

...... Why do you hate babies so much, because i'm noticing a disturbing pattern here.
" I get so pumped up I could punch a baby"

...... Why do you hate babies so much, because i'm noticing a disturbing pattern here.
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2:21AM on 11/22/2016

I'm so in... Don't screw this up

The original Mortal Kombat movie has not aged very well, but I sure enjoyed watching it as a kid. The property has a lot of potential and I would love to see a solid movie come from it.
The original Mortal Kombat movie has not aged very well, but I sure enjoyed watching it as a kid. The property has a lot of potential and I would love to see a solid movie come from it.
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11:06PM on 11/21/2016
I'd love a hard R Mortal Kombat reboot, though they could just use the Mortal Kombat X characters and recast the old gang. Also, Yayan "Mad Dog" Ruhiyan would be perfect as Kabal.
I'd love a hard R Mortal Kombat reboot, though they could just use the Mortal Kombat X characters and recast the old gang. Also, Yayan "Mad Dog" Ruhiyan would be perfect as Kabal.
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10:59PM on 11/21/2016
My sister made fun of me when I told her this was the best movie ever, 21 years ago.
She's still wrong.
My sister made fun of me when I told her this was the best movie ever, 21 years ago.
She's still wrong.
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4:46PM on 11/21/2016

Do it now!!!

Although my dreamchoice would be gareth evans with some castmembers from his Raid movies.
Although my dreamchoice would be gareth evans with some castmembers from his Raid movies.
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2:22AM on 11/22/2016
Gareth Evans was born to make this movie. Maybe a Street Fighter reboot instead?
Gareth Evans was born to make this movie. Maybe a Street Fighter reboot instead?
3:47AM on 11/25/2016
Haha, or any action movie as far as i'm concerned.
If they ever proceed with the matrix movies he could really stage some good fighting scenes instead of the obvious cgi action in reloaded.
Haha, or any action movie as far as i'm concerned.
If they ever proceed with the matrix movies he could really stage some good fighting scenes instead of the obvious cgi action in reloaded.
12:19PM on 11/21/2016

Enough of the "realism" bullshit though

They were going for a more "realistic" approach for the last few times this tried to get made. I really hope we get a fucking ENTERTAINING movie, with no angsty teen bullshit or "grounded in reality" shit. This is MORTAL KOMBAT, it needs to be over the top, gory as fuck and have amazing fight scenes. It needs to be made like an 80s JCVD movie like Kickboxer or Blood Sport. Give us Lui Kang throwing fireballs, Raiden telporting and shooting lightning, SubZero freezing people and Scorpion ripping
They were going for a more "realistic" approach for the last few times this tried to get made. I really hope we get a fucking ENTERTAINING movie, with no angsty teen bullshit or "grounded in reality" shit. This is MORTAL KOMBAT, it needs to be over the top, gory as fuck and have amazing fight scenes. It needs to be made like an 80s JCVD movie like Kickboxer or Blood Sport. Give us Lui Kang throwing fireballs, Raiden telporting and shooting lightning, SubZero freezing people and Scorpion ripping out hearts with his hand spear. There is nothing realistic about any of this, so why even bother trying to make it anything less than an epic fantasy movie.
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4:13PM on 11/21/2016
Seriously just make a great movie about the Subzero vs Scorpion storyline and it will kick ass. Use Lui Kang at a minimum and just make an awesome action packed movie!
Seriously just make a great movie about the Subzero vs Scorpion storyline and it will kick ass. Use Lui Kang at a minimum and just make an awesome action packed movie!
12:00PM on 11/21/2016
Any MK news is great news. This is a reboot tI have been waiting for for years now ever since it was first announced. I just hope they do the games justice.
Any MK news is great news. This is a reboot tI have been waiting for for years now ever since it was first announced. I just hope they do the games justice.
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