Bloody-Disgusting reports that Warner Bros. is inserting a fistful of quarters into a reboot of the Mortal Kombat movies. The first movie adaptation of the controversial (at the time) video game came out in 1995 and holds the distinction of being one of the less-bad video game adaptation to date. Then Mortal Kombat: Annihilation came out two years later and was the kind of terrible we expect from video game movies.
Thirteen years later, Warner Bros. is going retro and giving the almost twenty-year-old franchise another chance with Oren Uziel handling the script. Uziel’s Shimmer Lake made the 2009 Black List (the list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood). Hopefully Warners will give him free-reign to make a movie that acknowledges the reason the MK series caught on in the first place was the level of violence never seen in video games up to that point. I don’t really care about the “Outworld” or any of that crap. I expect to see a character rip off someone’s head with the spinal cord still attached. The movie doesn’t need stars. It doesn’t need cutting-edge special effects. It needs spinal cords.
And remember: ABACABB.