News Simon McQuoid Directing ‘Mortal Kombat’, James Wan to Produce Published 4 years ago on November 21, 2016 By Nick Bond Share Tweet A new live action cinematic adaptation of the popular fighting video game Mortal Kombat is heading our way, with Australian filmmaker James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring), who will be producing the project. RELATED: NEW MORTAL KOMBAT MOVIE PROMISES TO BE VERY BRUTAL AND DARK For the movie to move in the right direction, producers Michael Clear, Todd Garner, and Jeremy Stein, along with executive producer Lawrence Kasanoff have signed on a new director. That person taking on directing duties for Wan’s Mortal Kombat is Simon McQuoid, who has helmed many different commercial ads for the likes of Halo, Duracell, Samsung, PlayStation, Dr. Pepper, Netflix, and Volkswagen. Mortal Kombat will be his feature directorial debut. The new adaptation is said to closely follow Paul W.S. Anderson‘s live action movie from 1995. Anderson’s Mortal Kombat follows: “Lord Rayden (Christopher Lambert) handpicks three martial artists — federal agent Sonya Blade (Bridgette Wilson), Shaolin monk Lui Kang (Robin Shou) and action movie sensation Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby) — and mentors them. After intense training, Rayden transports the trio to Outworld, the site of an inter-dimensional fighting tournament. There, the three humans must defeat the demonic warriors of the evil Shang Sung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) — or allow Sung to take over the Earth.“ Are you excited for the new movie? Let us know your thoughts. Dark Universe will bring you updates on this as soon as we know more. Related Topics:James WanMortal KombatSimon McQuoid Up Next Writer Says the ‘Tremors’ TV Series Will Tell a “Donald Trump Story” Don't Miss New Blu-Ray and DVD (UK) Horror Releases: November 20th, (2016) Advertisement You may like Gary Dauberman Will Direct the James Wan-Produced ‘Salem’s Lot’ Remake! ‘The Conjuring 3’ May Not Be What You’re Expecting Simon McQuoid Wants to Build ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Universe, Says Liu Kang Actor Ludi Lin Simon McQuoid’s Live-Action ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Moved to January 2021 James Wan Produced ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Begins Filming in Australia New ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Begins Filming in Australia This Year, With James Wan Producing! Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News13 hours ago Will ‘Halloween Kills’ Feature the Surprise Return of Dr. Loomis? Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Second Sight Films Releasing ‘Dawn of the Dead’ 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Box Set in the UK This October News3 days ago Sienna Prepares for a Halloween Showdown With Art the Clown in Two New Images from ‘Terrifier 2’ News4 days ago Ryan Gosling in Talks to Star as the ‘Wolfman’ in Universal Reboot Blu-Ray & DVD6 days ago Nucleus Films Releasing ‘Death Ship’ Extended Special Edition Blu-Ray in the UK This July News4 weeks ago New Details Revealed on ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Reboot News1 week ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Director Teases Seriously Violent Michael Myers Murder Scene News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Watch Party With Jamie Lee Curtis and More Taking Place This Saturday Music2 weeks ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Update: David Gordon Green Provides More Details During Twitter Watch Party News4 weeks ago Another Official Still from ‘Terrifier 2’ Shows a Bloody Art the Clown Videos4 weeks ago [Video] Watch Tommy Lee Wallace Convert a Captain Kirk Mask into Michael Myers! News2 months ago [Video] Greg Nicotero Teases Giant Spider for “Creepshow” Season Two News2 months ago [Trailer] ‘Gremlins’ Star Zach Galligan Takes on Dolls, Clowns and Leprechauns in ‘Evil Little Things’ News3 months ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News3 months ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!