Get ready action movie fans, James Wan is going to produce ‘Mortal Kombat’ reboot.
For years, fans of the legendary fighting games that launched a universe of professional gamers have watched less-than-great movie adaptations of their favorite video games. In fact, most movies based on video games have bombed in the box office, which is why most gamers are interested in video game movie adaptations such as ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘World of Warcraft’.
But one of the most popular video game movie adaptations was ‘Mortal Kombat’ a brutal fighting movie that related to the popular video game franchise.
In the new era of reboots, Warner Bros. is looking to bring back the ‘Mortal Kombat’ but, this time with James Wan, the director of ‘Fast and Furious’.
According to the Tracking Board, James Wan is going to direct the new ‘Mortanl Kombat’ movie.
Furious 7 director James Wan is stepping in to produce the MORTAL KOMBAT reboot currently underway at New Line and Broken Road.
The in-demand director of The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2 has been brought over to uppercut some new life into the previously stunted picture. With his dark sensibility, ability to orchestrate action and scares, and a wildly successful financial track record, Wan seems to be the perfect fit for what the studio has described as “a departure from the mythology,” with “darker, brutally real martial arts.”
James Wan is an icon in the film industry. Nearly every movie he produces turns into gold. James Wan became famous for directing the horror film ‘Saw’ and creating Billy the Puppet. But since 2004, he has worked on ‘Dead Silence,’ ‘Death Sentence,’ ‘Insidious,’ ‘The Conjuring,’ ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ and ‘Furious 7’.
‘Furious 7’ grossed $397.6 million worldwide in its first five days of release, which is the third highest-grossing opening of all time. The film has grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in the franchise after just twelve days, the second highest-grossing film of 2015 (behind Jurassic World) and the fifth highest-grossing film of all time.
We will see if James Wan can transform the ‘Mortal Kombat’ series into a movie franchise both fans and Warner Bros. can be proud of.