Warner Bros. wants to reboot the Mortal Kombat franchise with screenwriter Oren Uziel. Uziel’s screenplay for Shimmer Lake is considered one of the best unproduced scripts in Hollywood. I don’t care who writes the thing. But I don’t Uwe Boll anywhere near this thing. I doubt Warner Bros. would let that happen anyway. I just know it’s damn near impossible to make a good video game movie. And Mortal Kombat is my favorite fighting video game of all time, so I expect alot.
The first Mortal Kombat movie was surprisingly good. I think it was sort of the beginning of long take, heavily choreagraphed fighting sequences in American movies and they took the material pretty serious. It could’ve easily been a Power Rangers movie. I was a little disappointed that Raiden was an old white guy with gray hair instead of the exact same guy from Big Trouble in Little China, but I guess the character called for some wisdom, and some good acting. The second movie made me vomit tho. Hopefully they take the material serious again and give us a bloody treat of a movie. But it’s gonna be tough living up to the legacy that Tekken is sure to leave behind.
About J. Pines
Jeff Pines is a music producer and co-owner of the BNC. Also, he's tall.