News Simon McQuoid Directing ‘Mortal Kombat’, James Wan to Produce Published 2 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. For the film 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 film is said to closely follow Paul W.S. Anderson’s live action film 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 a Mortal Kombat fan? Let us know your thoughts. Dark Universe will bring you updates on this as soon as we know more. Related Topics:James WanJeremy SteinMichael ClearMortal KombatPaul W.S. AndersonSimon McQuoidTodd Garner 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) Continue Reading Advertisement You may like New Fighter Cole Turner Leads ‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot; First Character Story Details Revealed Two Awesome ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Art Posters ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Picks Up in D.C. New IMAX Featurette New ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ IMAX Poster and Clip Alice and Crew Enter The Hive in ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Sony Releases Two New ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Videos Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago ‘Urban Legend’ and ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’ Slash onto Blu-Ray via Scream Factory News3 days ago Michael Myers Searches for Dana in New ‘Halloween’ Clip Blu-Ray & DVD4 days ago Colin Eggleston’s Australian Horror ‘Long Weekend’ Getting Special Edition (UK) Blu-Ray News4 days ago Freddy Krueger Fan Documentary “FredHeads” Gets an Official Trailer News4 days ago M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘GLASS’ Gets an Impactful Second Trailer News4 weeks ago Eerie New Cinemex Trailer and Featurette for ‘Halloween’ Show That the Boogeyman is Real Music4 weeks ago Listen to John Carpenter’s Stunning First Track “The Shape Returns” for New ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News1 week ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!