Director Talks New Mortal Kombat Film; Sounds Terrible
While most studios are clamoring to make films based on some more recent titles, it seems at least one director is bent on making a new Mortal Kombat film. Director Christopher Morris (who goes by the name “mink”) says producers are still in talks to secure financing for a “re-envisioning…of the Mortal Kombat franchise from top to bottom.”
“Todays audience is a savvy involved group so the film must be A plus plus in every area in order to capture the magic of the first film. It is taking the entire concept to the next level across the board in every area visual design, story, cast, FX, photography and most importantly the fighting scenes. The original Mortal Kombat game was born a child of many visual loves by the creators at midway so this latest version borrows heavily from that pioneering spirit and must be thought out and executed at the highest level in order for it succeed in today’s market place. This is no overnight task.”
…Riiiiight. I have trouble enough trusting a movie director who calls himself “mink” and whose only previous directing experience is the Steven Seagal film, Into the Sun, so someone like that who describes the “magic” of the first Mortal Kombat already sends up a few red flags to me. Sure, the first Mortal Kombat film is probably one of the best video game movies to date, but that’s not exactly a hard feat. When are people going to learn that movies based on fighting games are a bad idea from the start?