Want a Mortal Kombat reboot?

Ah, remember those cosy days of the ‘90s when video game adaptations were actually good?

Wait, sorry, what are we saying? Yes, Paul WS Anderson’s 1995 vid-game-movie-adap Mortal Kombat has a loyal cult following who will defend it to the death (and probably have on numerous occasions). But let’s not kid ourselves, it was pretty ropey fare.

No surprise, then, that Warner Bros are looking to reboot the franchise with all this fancy new equipment that they have lying around.

Unknown writer Oren Uziel (his Shimmer Lake script made Hollywood’s blacklist of the best unproduced screenplays) has been contracted to write the new script.

The original had Christopher Lambert and Robin Shou (recently seen in the awful new Street Fighter ).

No clue who the studio have their eye on for the reboot, but you can bet they’ll be drawing on their own stock – so, Daniel Radcliffe? Robert Downey Jr? Emile Hirsch?

One thing we’re sure of: we’d bet last night’s leftover dinner that it’ll be in 3D.

Dream casting ideas if you will...

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.