News Simon McQuoid Directing ‘Mortal Kombat’, James Wan to Produce Published 3 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 New ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Begins Filming in Australia This Year, With James Wan Producing! James Wan, Gary Dauberman to Write and Produce New Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ James Wan Teases New Image from ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ New Fighter Cole Turner Leads ‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot; First Character Story Details Revealed Writer Describes ‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot as Ultra Violent and Very Dark Composer Charlie Clouser Will Return To Score ‘Saw: Legacy’ Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD23 hours ago Arrow Video Brings Demonic Horror ‘The Chill Factor’ to (UK) Blu-Ray News2 days ago Jason Blum Hopes David Gordon Green Will Return to Direct ‘Halloween 2’ News2 days ago Another ‘Black Christmas’ Remake is Coming This December from Blumhouse and Universal News2 days ago Chucky Kills With Artificial Intelligence in New ‘Child’s Play’ Featurette News3 days ago Danny Torrance Returns to the Overlook Hotel in First Trailer for Mike Flanagan’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ News4 weeks ago Jason Blum Teases ‘Halloween 2’ Announcement: “Working on it” Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Own ‘Halloween’ 2018 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Steelbook Featuring Todd Mcfarlane’s Artwork News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Shot of Himself on the Set of ‘3 From Hell’ News1 week ago Greg Nicotero Reveals New “Creep” Art for Shudder’s “Creepshow” TV Series! Blu-Ray & DVD2 weeks ago Second Sight Films Releasing ‘Asylum’ Limited Edition (UK) Blu-Ray News3 days ago Danny Torrance Returns to the Overlook Hotel in First Trailer for Mike Flanagan’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ News6 days ago ‘3 From Hell’ Official Teaser Trailer Suggests That You Get Ready to Burn! News2 weeks ago New ‘Child’s Play’ Clip Features More of Mark Hamill as the Voice of Chucky News2 weeks ago Watch the Haunting Trailer for ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ News2 weeks ago Sylvester Stallone Warns They Will Welcome Death in ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Trailer! Advertisement Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!