James Wan-Produced ‘Mortal Kombat’ to Shoot in Australia for New Line

Variety | 5/14/2019 | Patrick Frater
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A new film in the hit “Mortal Kombat” franchise is to begin pre-production this month in Australia. “Aquaman” director James Wan will be producing for New Line Cinema.

Confirmation of the project came Tuesday from Steven Marshall, premier of South Australia, South Australia’s Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni, and former Village Roadshow executive Greg Basser (“The Whistleblower,” “Passengers”), who is acting as production consultant.

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The current screenplay is by Greg Russo (the upcoming “Highwaymen”). The film will be directed by award-winning commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, who is making his feature directorial debut.

Todd Garner (“Isn’t It Romantic,” “Tag”) also produces, with Larry Kasanoff (“Mortal Kombat,” “True Lies”), E. Bennett Walsh (“Men in Black: International,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), Michael Clear (“The Nun,’ “Lights Out”), and Sean Robins (“Playing with Fire,” “Tag”) are executive producing.

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The an video game adaptation film is expected to use the Adelaide Studios’ Sound Stages, use Australian crews, and do post-production and visual effects work in the state. Marshall said that “Mortal Kombat” will create an estimated 580 jobs and 1,500 extras employed, along with some $49 million (A$70 million) injected into the South Australian economy.

The film is expected to be able...
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