New Mortal Kombat Movie Sequel Could Be Coming Soon
Mortal Kombat was the game you didn’t want to play in front of your parents, no matter how old you were when it first came out. For its time, the series was extremely, graphically violent. Its not exactly the type of title that you’d like to go combat with on a new arcade cocktail table, but you didn’t even need another player to have a blast.
Mortal Kombat is one of the few games released in the early 90s that offered a balance of challenging game play along with graduated rewards. Skilled players could unlock new characters with dazzling moves and abilities. The characters were so lifelike that translating them into real, live people was pretty easy for movie studios. The first Mortal Kombat came out in 1995, and there hasn’t been a sequel released since 1998. Yes, Mortal Kombat is still a highly sought after title at the arcade, but do fans really have the patience to sit through a full length feature this long after the fact?
You probably don’t hear about Mortal Kombat as much now the series is more than 20 years old, but fighting styled games of the 90s tend to have very, very dedicated fans.
Whether there is a real demand or not, New Line Cinema appears to be moving forward with its plans to film a new Mortal Kombat sequel. Being more than 15 years between movies, director Kevin Tancharoen will have to smart about explaining the time gap.
Although there has been renewed interest in the next Mortal Kombat movie, New Line Cinema is still in the early planning stages. After being given the green light in 2011, there has definitely been something holding the project up for an extended time. Tancharoen’s worked on almost every film, online or movie version of the Mortal Kombat series, having his influence extremely important to fans. While you can play Mortal Kombat on arcade cocktail tables in the meantime, seeing the characters on the movie screen again would be nothing short of thrilling. There may be a new Mortal Kombat feature film being produced soon, but Midway Games has definite plans for more games in the series.