James Wan puts Mortal Kombat reboot movie on back-burner

The Mortal Kombat movies of the 90s have their fans, but it's fair to say the video game series has never been adapted for the big screen with any huge amount of panache, so plenty of people were excited to hear a while back that one of the horror genre's biggest names, James Wan, had positioned himself in a producing role on a new reboot film, a project that Warner Bros and New Line had been keen to get the ball rolling on for some time.

But at a recent Aquama n junket, Wan didn't seem too sure about the future of Mortal Kombat :

People don’t know this, fans don’t understand this, but there’s just so much on the business side of things… to try and get the right budget for it, and we want to make sure we have enough resources and the budget to do the film right.

During the summer, That Hashtag Show published some details about the reboot film that indicated that an original lead character had been written for it in Cole Turner, a “struggling and widowed boxer who cares more about his young daughter than anything."

The site also claimed to have seen further characters listed for inclusion in the reboot, including Kano, Sonya, Raiden, Liu Kang, Shang Tsung, Drahmin, Nitara, Reiko, Sub-Zero and Scorpion.

It looks like a new Mortal Kombat movie might be slipping away from us, as things stand.

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