James Wan, upcoming director of Aquaman, is no stranger to horror, or gore, with Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring under his belt. Most recently, it is being rumored that he will be on board to bring the long talked about – and awaited – Mortal Kombat reboot to the big screen. Not directing, but producing.
And what a better time. The latest entry in the series just came out and is still popular and stronger than ever and the Mortal Kombat: Legacy series (which is actually really good) proved that there is still some life behind a live-action project. Speaking of, Oren Uziel from Mortal Kombat Legacy will be writing the project along with The Expendables writer Dave Callaham, which is saying that it will be “‘a departure from the mythology,’ with ‘darker, brutally real martial arts,’” according to The Tracking Board. The script, according to The Tracking Board, has said, “centers around a seemingly harmless guy who realizes his potential when he finds himself caught in the middle of a cross-dimensional battle between the warriors of Earth and the monsters of Outworld. Now, in order to stop the world from total destruction, he must win the martial arts tournament known as ‘Mortal Kombat’.”
So it looks like we may not be following Liu Kang, at least in the lead, or one of the other regulars this time around. Of course, it’s far too soon to tell.