While I’m not a fan of computer games, the 1995 video game-to-film adaptation of Mortal Kombat was a fun martial arts actioner with some great action and which, apparently, captured the attitude and feel of the game quite well. 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihiliation wasn’t so good but the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy was well received. There were rumours that it would lead to a new film, but nothing materialised.
However, Bloody Disgusting have reported that Christopher Lambert, who played Raden in the first movie, in an interview with Loaded, says that a new film is being planned.
“They have a great idea for the third one. It will be very different. We are going to be travelling through time but in a very special way. So imagine characters having a battle in the middle of London and then whoosh, you smash through a window and find yourself on the hood of a New York cab.”
That’s it in terms of details so far. The game was very heavy on the gore, so it would be nice if the film also goes down that route. However, in a twist to the saga, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon has just tweeted that this is not happening with one word: “Nope”!