James Wan Explains Why The New Mortal Kombat Movie Is Taking So Long


It’s been a long time since “Mortal Kombat” fans have seen a feature film based on the franchise. James Wan recently spoke with IGN and he confirmed that a new film is still in development, but it doesn’t sound like we’ll be seeing it anytime soon.

Wan is attached to the project and he told IGN that it’s “still cooking away” but that they’re taking their time to get it right.

“The key here is to try and do it right. I don’t want to rush into it. So right now, we’re just trying to take our time to make sure it’s heading in the right direction. I think that’s more important than trying to rush through it and pump up something that no one likes.”

James Wan also spoke about what drew him to the series in the first place.

“I love the characters. I think they’re such colorful characters. It’s such an amazing take on, basically, Enter the Dragon. It’s that fantasy version, the video game version, of Enter the Dragon. And in doing so, they ended up creating such interesting characters and I think that is such a cool world to explore. This really mythical, bigger world that lives on another dimension on top of ours. I think that’s really fun to play with and so we’ll see.”