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Kevin Tancharoen directed two feature-length webseries based on the Mortal Kombat saga for Warner Bros. (2011’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy and 2013’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy II), but the studio has also spent the last five years trying to produce a third theatrical adaptation of the fighting franchise. And after all that time, it looks like they may have finally found their director.
According to Variety, Simon McQuoid is in discussions to direct the next Mortal Kombat movie, with Saw‘s James Wan serving as a producer. Lawrence Kasanoff, one of the driving forces behind 1995’s Mortal Kombat and 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (and the upcoming Tetris movie), has signed on as an Executive Producer. No actors are currently connected to the third Mortal Kombat film, but Warner Bros. confirmed the film’s script will be written by rookie screenwriter Greg Russo.
Even if you’re a serious film buff, McQuoid’s name is probably something of a question mark. Until now, the filmmaker has worked exclusively in advertising, though Variety notes that his commercials have won multiple awards including a Grand Clio, a D&AD Pencil, and a GRANDY Award.
What are you doing for the next two hours? Wait, don’t answer that yet. First, I want to draw your attention to the video embedded above, which features a replay of every Fatality ever performed in a Mortal Kombat game.
Compiled by YouTube user IZUNIY, the video includes hundreds of blood-soaked finishers, like Sub-Zero’s controversial “Spine Rip” from 1992’s Mortal Kombat, from the very beginning. From there, we jump through the many sequels, and all the Stage Fatalities, Animalities, Friendships, and Brutalities that were added to the franchise over the years. The compilation even includes the much gorier Fatalities from the four newest kombatants from the Mortal Kombat XL re-release.
So I ask again, what are you doing for the next two hours?
Nintendo is back in a big way this week with Pikmin 3. The latest game in one of Shigeru Miyamoto’s favorite franchises is in stores today and is sure to please Wii U owners who have been waiting for a big new title since Lego City Undercover‘s release this Spring. The PS3 is also back in a big way this week after a slow Summer. Namco Bandai’s action RPG, Tales of Xillia, and Atlus’ artful beat ’em up, Dragon’s Crown (available on the PS3 and Vita), will be available in stores on Tuesday.
What else is available this week? Well…
A game adaptation of Disney’s Cars spinoff, Planes, touches down on all Nintendo platforms (3DS, DS, Wii, and Wii U) this week. And EA has put out another Sims 3 expansion, The Sims 3: Dragon Valley. Finally, a boxed version of Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition for the PC is available this week, alongside Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers, a budget dogfighter for the PS3 and PC.
Happy July everyone! If you were looking for a massive list of new releases to while away a few Summer hours indoors when it’s just too hot outside… you’ve come to the wrong place. Just three games are on the release schedule for this week:
- Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition brings the Fatalities and gory one-on-one fighting to the PC for the first time.
- Dark is an action RPG for the PC from Kalypso that stars a brooding vampire.
- Crash City Mayhem is a racing game for the 3DS.
Hmm. Maybe this week’s downloadable slate will offer up something interesting…
Sony has added a new featured section to their PS3 Full Games store: Ultimate Editions!
Each Ultimate Edition is comprised of the original game and any available downloadable content, ensuring that gamers who use the PSN always have the complete game. To celebrate their new offering, Sony is running a weeklong sale on all nine Ultimate Editions. From now until June 4, all the Ultimate Editions will be 30% off with PS Plus subscribers getting a 50% discount.
Hit the jump to view the full list of PS3 Ultimate Editions. (more…)
Sony has updated the PlayStation Store with another batch of big releases today including the Vita version of Mortal Kombat.
Mortal Kombat is the only game newly released for Sony’s handheld this week, but it’s not the only brawler. PSN players will be able to download Romino’s Awesomenauts if they’re looking for another 2D fighting fix. Also available this week for the PSN is an adventure game, Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time.
A pair of full-sized PS3 games, a pair of PS2 Classics, and a single PSone Classic have also been added to the PlayStation Store this week.
They say opposites attract, and that’s definitely the case with the two PS3 titles, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Disney Universe. For old school RPG fans, The Legend of Dragoon is a game that’s gone, but has never been forgotten. It’s your PSone Classic this week. And finally, the original Max Payne and Rayman 2: Revolution make the PS2 Classics corner the place to be this week.
Possibly the weakest month ever for new video games comes to a close… but the new games we can look forward to on May 1 aren’t much more impressive.
However, that’s not to say there’s nothing new this week. For example, if you’re a fan of the best fighting game of last year… and your Vita needs a new game… look no further than Mortal Kombat on the PS Vita. Or perhaps you’re looking for a new PC game. There’s the MMORPG Tera and the Quake III-like team FPS shooting of Nexuiz. And don’t worry, there’s one new console game as well. players will be able to get a bead on their targets in Sniper Elite V2 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
And that’s it. If there’s something for you, great. If not, there’s just two more weeks until we’re all blown away by the new releases of May 15.
Gimme a W! Gimme a B! What’s that spell!?!… You know, that kind of thing doesn’t work when what you’re trying to spell is just initials.
Anyway, Lollipop Chainsaw and its gory school bus full of gore and guts will be making a stop at this weekend’s PAX East expo. The game, which is scheduled for a June 12 release on the PS3 and Xbox 360, will be available in playable form to fulfill all your fantasies of cheerleaders, chainsaws, and doing the splits to decapitate a zombie.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will also be showcasing playable versions of Mortal Kombat for the portable PlayStation Vita, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for the Xbox 360, The Lord of the Rings Online, and Dungeons & Dragon Online: Menace of the Underdark in booth #424.