With Midway Chicago hard at work on the next installment of Mortal Kombat it shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise that Midway owner Warner Brothers is looking to reboot the MK film franchise. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that WB plans to reboot the Mortal Kombat franchise and they’ve gotten Hollywood’s next hot writer, Oren Uziel, to write it. The thing is Oren actually hasn’t written a script that’s gone into full production yet but his latest work “Shimmer Lake”, which is a murder mystery, has gotten some buzz which means he’s the hot stuff right now.
I love the MK franchise and am a huge fan of the first MK film so I just hope WB has the best intentions with this reboot. With the next MK game reportedly going back to its roots of over-the-top violence and fatalities here’s hoping that WB follows suit and gives us what we’ve all been dreaming of: an R-rated MK movie. And I’m I the only one who’s tempted to start a pointless petition for Zack Snyder to direct the film merely to drum up interest?