Mortal Kombat Movie Has Started Production In Australia
The movie that fans have been waiting for for years has inched a tiny bit closer to reality after production got underway.
The writer behind the Mortal Kombat film, Greg Russo, has uploaded a picture to Twitter, showing the classic movie trope of a clapperboard to show filming is underway.
"May the Elder Gods watch over us! #ITHASBEGUN," he said on the social media platform.
Greg has been teasing us with mini-updates since signing onto the project, with the first coming in the way of a picture of the front page of the script. Slowly but surely we're edging closer to seeing this bad boy on the big screen.
The movie is being filmed in Adelaide, South Australia, and organisers recently called on people to be extras if they fit the bill. Heesom Casting has put out a description for who they wanted and it was very broad.
They were looking for 'hundreds of cast members, aged between 18 and 50, people of all ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicities, anyone who likes to stand out from the crowd, extras with something unique, distinct or extreme to offer'.
But that's for the bigger shots, they're also looking for people with a more specific look.
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They include Japanese men, women and children, athletic Chinese women, and nine to 12-year-old Chinese girls, African and Hispanic men and women, Indigenous Australians, martial artists, bodybuilders, MMA fighters and wrestlers and people with body art and piercings.
Yeah, we told you it was broad.
Judging from the announcement about the film earlier this year, the video games are being used as a jumping off point, rather than something that's being stuck to religiously.
"We've gone back to the absolute sort of source material and we've taken that and we are turning that into an epic world," former director Simon McQuoid is quoted as saying in ABC.
"On the surface, the game works a certain way, but we've kind of gone deeper than that."
Last year, The Hashtag Show reported that the film would introduce a new character to be the lead role.
He was tipped to be called Cole Turner, a 'struggling and widowed boxer who cares more about his young daughter than anything'.
He would fight along series regulars Sonya and Jax. A character list found at the time also suggested that Sub Zero and Scorpion wouldn't feature.
Cannot wait for this to be ready for everyone.
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